Jim Hershman

Jim HershmanJim Hershman (1961, Sacramento, CA) is a critically acclaimed American jazz guitarist, composer and band leader of his Jim Hershman Trio. He is based in New York.

Jim Hershman began to study guitar at age twelve. After living in Berkeley for two years, Hershman relocated to Los Angeles and received his Bachelors Degree from Cal State University at Northridge, where he studied both jazz and classical guitar. He received his Masters Degree from Manhattan School Of Music.

Style: straight-ahead bebop, hard bop, cool jazz, big band, classical guitar.

Inspired by: Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass?

Performed with: Lee Konitz, Steve Swallow, Jon Hendricks, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Billy Porter, Jimmy Webb, Joe Williams, Ernestine Anderson, Michael Tilson, Thomas and Patti Lupone.

Recorded with: Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Billy Porter, The Other Quartet, Harry Connick, Jr, Milt Jackson, Ernesting Anderson, Miki Coltrane, Tanja Solnik, Brad Dutz, Kalani, Matt Catingub Big Band.

Website: www.JimHershman.com | Lessons



  • Small Talk”. Jim Hershman & Eric von Essen - Acoustic Jazz duo of classic guitar and upright bass (Laughing Buddha Productions 2000). Tracks: 1. the days of wine and roses; 2. love letters; 3. darn that dream; 4. my romance; 5. peri’s scope; 6. i cover the waterfront; 7. the shadow of your smile; 8. i’ve grown accustomed to her face; 9. first; 10. blues for.
  • 342”. Jim Hersman - Modern, straight ahead jazz guitar trio and quartet featuring Lee Konitz, Scott Colley and Kenny Wollesen. (Sea Breeze Records 2002). Tracks: 1. nubie and nuust; 2. in love in vain; 3. subconscious lee; 4. but beautiful; 5. three for two; 6. ummg; 7. sprockets; 8. fly; 9. who can i turn to. Review: allaboutjazz
  • Partners in Crime”. Jim Hershman, Bill Cunliffe, Jeff Hamilton - Bluesy Jazz Guitar, Hammond B-3 organ and drums trio (Azica 2005). Tracks: 1. partners in crime; 2. sweet andy; 3. like someone in love; 4. don's kitchen; 5. i-75 bossa nova; 6. late spring; 7. time after time; 8. better late than never; 9. time to say goodbye; 10. amusing paramours; 11. drawing room blues; 12. un.