Prince George Guitarist with over 20,000 CD Sales Across the U.S. and in Other Countries to Perform at Java Mio – June 12
Jim Adkins, an award winning songwriter and guitarist from Prince George, Virginia, HAS OVER 20,000 SALES ACROSS THE U.S. AND IN OTHER COUNTRIES including Spain, Switzerland, Great Brittan, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Japan, Poland, Hungary, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Indonesia, Portugal, Canada, Brazil, Belgium, Turkey, Denmark, Singapore and Germany. Having won awards for his songwriting abilities […]
Jim Adkins, an award winning songwriter and guitarist from Prince George, Virginia, HAS OVER 20,000 SALES ACROSS THE U.S. AND IN OTHER COUNTRIES including Spain, Switzerland, Great Brittan, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Japan, Poland, Hungary, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Indonesia, Portugal, Canada, Brazil, Belgium, Turkey, Denmark, Singapore and Germany.
Having won awards for his songwriting abilities in Smooth Jazz, Instrumental Composition and Inspirational/Gospel music, his most notable was the 1999 BILLBOARD SONG CONTEST SECOND PLACE AWARD in the Jazz category for the song “Wind Dancing”, which was featured on the Billboard Annual Song Contest CD Volume II. “Wind Dancing” was also selected out of more than 50,000 songs to be included on MP3’s 103 Best Songs You’ve Never Heard Volume I, which was distributed to over 250,000 music fans. He has also WON EIGHT AWARDS from V.O.C.A.L. (Virginia Organization of Composers and Lyricist).
In 1998 Jim released his first recording called “Just Chillin”. It was a product of his award winning songs and other new compositions. In 2000 he released his second CD called “Straight Ahead”, featuring nine new compositions. The track “Watching You Smile” received an Honorable Mention in the Billboard Song Contest, MAKING THE TOP 500 OUT OF 10,000 ENTRIES.
In 2001 Jim signed with Positive Music Records and recorded a new CD called “Turning Point”. THE CD WAS PRODUCED BY SMOOTH JAZZ ICON KEN NAVARRO. It contained songs from his first two CD’s and four new compositions. “Turning Point” offers a fresh contemporary sound using some of the top musicians in the genre and features Jim’s diverse guitar playing. The CD was released in February of 2002 and yielded a Top 40 hit on the Smooth Jazz charts with the song “Into The Storm”.
The year 2004 marked the release of “License To Play”. It was the first release on Clear Image Records. Clear Image was founded by Jim Adkins and will have all his CD’s in the Clear Image Catalog. The CD received lots of airplay around the country and very good reviews.
In June of 2008 Jim released “City Streets”. TO DATE IT HAS SPENT OVER 16 WEEKS ON THE SMOOTH JAZZ INDIE CHARTS, MAKING IT TO NUMBER 21! Sales so far have been reported throughout the US and in other countries. “City Streets” has also received great reviews and articles from smoothjazz.com and smoothjazztherapy.com. It has been featured in articles in Spain and Belgium.
Jim will be performing at Java Mio this Friday, June 12th from 7:00 to 10:00. Check out Jim’s music at www.jimadkinsmusic.com.