This year began with a bang when Jim was called and asked to create and conduct two events for the 58th Presidential Inauguration. Jim delivered two outstanding shows. The first was an invitation only candlelight dinner for then President-Elect Trump and Vice President-Elect Pence at Union Station with guest vocalist, Jackie Evancho. Secondly, after the inauguration Jim led the orchestra in 2 hours of celebration and dance with guest artists Sam Moore, Pelican 213 and Erin Boheme. Immediately upon landing back in Nashville Jim began the process of composing 12 cues for the License Lab of music to be used in Asian television commercials overseas. After that, work began orchestrating the upcoming ballet for Nashville Ballet, Seven Deadly Sins.
This is a busy year so far for Cubby’s Music. Jim has an arrangement on the upcoming Nashville Symphony Sensory Concert for young artist Logan Wade. In addition Jim makes his debut with Nashville Ballet as orchestrator with their upcoming worldwide premier of the Seven Deadly Sins ballet, with music composed by Nashville-based band Ten Out of Tenn. Future projects this year include orchestrations for an video-game series, music for the Duck Dynasty Museum, an album with Paul Wilber, and much more more, including conducting upcoming concerts of The Nashville Songbook with Mandy Barnett.