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Curriculum Vitae



Personal Name: James ‘Jimi’ Jones

Academic Rank: Graduate, MM

Citizenship: United States

Languages: English



Master of Music in Music Business and Entertainment Industries (3.97/4.00), 2019

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL


Master of Business Administration (4.00/4.00), Partially Completed, 2012

Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL


Bachelor of Arts in Music, Minor in Business Administration (3.34/4.00), 2011

Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL

Relevant Professional Experience

Tin Roof; Entertainment & Talent Development Manager, January 2023-Present

-Oversee all aspects of entertainment and production for two multi-million-dollar revenue producing music venues in Nashville, Tennessee

-Book original and cover music as well as non-music entertainment for five stages across two live music venues, totaling over 700 events annually

-Serve as company-wide artist development manager, teaching and working with up-and-coming artists on best practices for music industry success, marketing tools, live show development, and production

-Oversee event marketing including graphic design, website, SEO, social media platforms, influencer collaboration and partnerships, municipal listings, flyers, email campaigns, reaching over 80 million fans

-Spearhead multiple special projects including the roll out of a new booking software to manage bookings for a multi-thousand artist roster and over twenty venues, integrate automated population of web events and Bandsintown listings from booking software, develop and oversee artist development department, and streamline company-wide booking process and entertainment accounting practices

Jimi Jones Music; Owner, July 2007-Present

-Work with many different artists, from independent to major label, as a musical

director, tour manager, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and various production

roles; currently touring with Drew Parker

-Serve as a music industry consultant, primarily in artist development, assisting

independent artists in achieving specific goals regarding expanding digital and

grass roots fan base, record production, marketing, and releases, hiring and

managing supporting personnel including musicians, management, and


-Partnered with several honkytonk venues on Lower Broadway to book talent,

hire, and manage payroll, and ensure live music continues from 10am-2:30am

seven days a week


Bluewater Music; Royalty Department Assistant, January 2020-December 2020

-Administered international royalties for songwriters, utilizing Microsoft Office

Suite and proprietary software

-Spearheaded a 1,200 song catalog acquisition from Ash Street Music, including

hits Troubadour and Beer On The Table

-Oversaw the publisher’s very large catalog implementation into the Mechanical

Licensing Collective database

Florida Southern College; Guest Lecturer, Music Business, 2017-2019

-Spring 2017: “Transitioning to Nashville Life” overview of the day-to-day life of a

working musician in Nashville, and how the information learned in the

undergraduate program at FSC assisted in career success

-Fall 2017: “Skill, Style, and Hang” three keys to success as a sideman in Nashville.

How building and maintaining skills as an instrumentalist, looking the part, and

attitude can make the difference between getting the gig or not

-Spring 2018: “The Nashville Number System” overview including the concept of

numbers as scale degrees, best practices for charting, utilizing the 1Chart

application, and various degrees of detail in the number charts depending on its


-Fall 2018: “The Music Modernization Act” and how the passing of this legislation

was to affect the music industry as a whole, including the implementation of the

Mechanical Licensing Collective, its effect on digital streaming platforms and the

general consumer

-Spring 2019: “What’s Next?” Introducing the concept of block chain technology

as part of the future of the music industry, as an evolution to the recently passed

Music Modernization Act

-Fall 2019: “Senior Panel Discussion” providing feedback for undergraduate senior

capstone projects in the music management program

Florida Music Service; Sales and Support Manager, Contract Employee, 2007-2012

-Oversaw all operations for a major sheet music distributor, primarily serving the

private and public K-12 schools in Florida

-Overhauled shipping and receiving processes resulting in a 25% increase in profit

margin for shipping orders

-Overhauled distributor website of over 63,000 titles

-Traveled to two major music educator conferences each year, totaling over

$100,000 in sales

-Traveled to schools around the state exhibiting solo and ensemble repertoire to

students and conductors

Private Lesson Studio; Music Instructor, 2008-2011

-Taught private students grade 6-12, primarily on lower brass instruments

Worked on both fundamental practices as well as specific learning outcomes

including solo and ensemble, All County, and All State audition requirements

Performance Experience


-Drew Parker; Musical Director, Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2018-2023

-Michael ‘Chili Dog’ Castleberry; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2022-2023

-Blaine Bunting; Band Leader, Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2019-2023

-McKayla Abdo; Band Leader, Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2022

-Francelle; Band Leader, Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2019-2022

-Nash County Band; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2018-2020

-Tori Allen; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2015-2019

-Justin Andrews; Band Leader, Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2017-2019

-Liza Drake; Band Leader, Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2018-2019

-Goose Gossett; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2018-2019

-The Hobbs Sisters; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2018-2019

-Brian Sutherland, Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2007-2019

-Kyle Fields; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2015-2019

-Kayley Green; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2018-2019

-Trey Hughes; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2018-2019

-Jerry Jacobs; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2016-2019

-Chas Kincaid; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2019

-Henry Martin; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2018-2019

-The Outliers; Bass, Background Vocalist, 2019

-JD Shelburne; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2015-2019

-Kara Smith; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2016-2019

-Mike Beach; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2014-2018

-Katrina Burgoyne; Band Leader, Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2017-2018

-Doug McCormick; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2018

-Steven Metz; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2018

-Erik Parian (JustSaints); Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2018

-Ronnie Lee Stanley; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2017-2018

-Scott Stevens; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2018

-Papa Bear and the Love Den; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2014-2018

-Karen Waldrup; Band Leader, Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2015-2018

-Cody Webb; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2015-2018

-Beth Beighey; Band Leader, Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2015-2017

-Matt Chase; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2016-2017

-Cory Rowe Band; Band Leader, Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2014-2017

-Dustin Bogue; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2015-2016

-Justin Dukes; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2016

-Casey Edgar; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2015-2016

-Kaleb Hensley; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2015-2016

-Casey Jamerson; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2016

-Lake Wales Stay-At-Home-Work-Camp; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2008-2016

-The Steel Woods; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2015-2016

-Jason Buell; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2014-2015

-Dexter Roberts; Band Leader, Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2015

-Laurel Taylor; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2014-2015

-Element3 Church; Bassist, 2013-2014

-Marshall Taylor; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2013-2014

-Third Wheel Acoustic Trio; Bassist, Pianist, Vocalist, 2013-2014

-Justin Grimes; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2013

-Florida Southern College Musical Theatre; Bassist, Tubist, 2008-2012

-Penguin Entertainment; Bassist, Tubist, 2008-2012

-TheatreWorks Florida; Bassist, Tubist, 2008-2012

-12:20 Brass Quintet; Tubist, 2007-2011

-Beyond Ministries; Bassist, Background Vocalist, Sound Engineer, 2007-2011

-Florida Southern College Association of Campus Entertainment; Sound Engineer, 2007-


-Florida Southern College Chapel; Bassist, 2008-2011

-Florida Southern College Symphony Band; Tubist, 2007-2011

-Florida Southern College Symphony Orchestra; Tubist, 2007-2011

-Florida Southern College Wind Orchestra; Tubist, 2007-2011

-Lake Buffum Baptist Church; Musical Director, Guitarist, Vocalist, 2010

-365 Movement; Bassist, Background Vocalist, 2010

-Florida Southern College Jazz Combo; Bassist, 2009



-Ronnie Lee Stanley; Bassist (single track), 2021

-Tyler Deaver; Upright Bassist (single track), 2021

-Moore Haven First United Methodist Church; Bassist (multiple cover recordings with

video), 2020

-Taylor Borton; Bassist (single track), 2020

-Kennedy Floethe; Bassist (single track), 2019

-Lifetime’s Patsy and Loretta (feature film); Musician Actor, Upright Bassist, 2019

-ABC/CMT’s Nashville, Seasons 3-6 (TV show); Musician Actor, Bassist, Background

Vocalist, 2014-2017

-Shenon Bone; Bassist (EPK filming), 2017

-Heath DeLoach; Bassist (single track), 2017, 2020

-Just Hannah (Jones); Bassist (multiple cover recordings), 2015-2017

-Megan Lee; Introduction (album), Bassist, 2017

-Adam Warner; Welcome to the South (music video), WSMV-TV (TV spot), Bassist, 2017

-Adam Yarger; Bassist (single track), 2017

-Kevin Sport and Hound Brown; Rollin’ Smoke (album), Bassist, 2016

-Cory Rowe Band; Lake View to Hollywood (album), Bassist, 2015

-Third Wheel Acoustic Trio; Self-titled EP, Bassist, 2013

- Jimi Jones; Senior Tuba Recital, Tubist, 2011

-Florida Southern College Wind Orchestra; FMEA Conference Featured Performer, Tubist,


-Black in the Mind; Double Life (single track), Bassist, 2009

-Hollis; Dear Ruthy (album), Bassist, 2008

-Embracing Lief; Seasons (album), Bassist, 2008

Honors and Awards

-University of Miami Frost School of Music; 50% Academic Merit Scholarship

(approximately $30,000) to apply toward a Master of Music in Music Business and

Entertainment Industries, 2018-2019

-The Blanton Foundation; $36,000 Merit Scholarship to apply toward a Bachelor of Arts

in Music, Minor in Business Administration at Florida Southern College, 2008-2011

-Bright House Networks; $12,000 Merit Scholarship to apply toward a Bachelor of Arts in

Music, Minor in Business Administration at Florida Southern College, 2008-2011

-Florida Bright Futures; $20,000 Merit Scholarship to apply toward a Bachelor of Arts in

Music, Minor in Business Administration at Florida Southern College, 2007-2011

-Florida Southern College; $28,000 Academic Scholarship to apply toward a Bachelor of

Arts in Music, Minor in Business Administration, 2007-2011

-Florida Southern College; $28,000 Music Scholarship to apply toward a Bachelor of Arts

in Music, Minor in Business Administration, 2007-2011

Service and Affiliations

-Academy of Country Music (ACM); Voting Member, 2020-present

-American Federation of Musicians (AFM) Local 257; Union Member, 2014-present

-Broadcast Music, Incorporated (BMI); Registered Songwriter, 2017-present

-Country Music Association (CMA); Voting Member, 2021-present

-Music Business Association; Member, 2018-present

-Nashville Bass Hang; Member, 2014-present

-The Recording Academy; GrammyU Member, 2018-present

-Lake Wales Care Center; Stay-At-Home-Work-Camp Counselor, 2008-2016

-Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA); Treasurer, Webmaster,


-Omicron Delta Kappa; Member, 2009-2011

-Phi Alpha Delta; Member, 2009-2011

-Phi Eta Sigma; Member, 2007-2011

-Up ‘til Dawn; Entertainment Chair, 2010-2011



-National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Summer Show, Nashville, TN;

Exhibiting Artist, 2016-2019

-National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Summer Show, Nashville, TN;

Participant, 2014-2015

-Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) Summer Show, Orlando, FL; Exhibitor (Florida

Music Service), 2011-2012

-Florida Music Educators Association Conference (FMEA), Tampa, FL; Exhibitor (Florida

Music Service), 2008-2012

-Florida Music Educators Association Conference, (FMEA) Tampa, FL; Performer (Tubist,

Florida Southern College Wind Orchestra), 2010

-Florida Music Educators Association Conference (FMEA), Tampa, FL; Performer (Tubist,

FMEA Reading Band), 2008

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