Meet Jim O’Halloran–an extremely talented local musician, performing both locally and internationally with numerous groups over the years.
Jim is currently staying busy while creating music within his own group, the Jim O’Halloran Trio, which consists of Jim, Dean Schmidt on Bass and D’Vonne Lewis on drums. I had the opportunity to watch their trio perform at an intimate venue in Columbia City. They filled the place with sound and excitement, and it was a true pleasure to watch them onstage.
A couple weeks later, Jim came into my Pioneer Square studio for a set of posed portraits. That session might be one of my favorites to date. Not only did I get to learn so much about Jim’s experiences and some of his idols, but I also got my own private concert, which is something I won’t forget.
Before our shoot, I asked Jim a little bit about what he wanted to convey in his portraits. His response? “Every time I pick up my instrument I make sure there is some connection with something bigger than myself. I remember when hearing both Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett live, it was clear they were channeling-they were a conduit for something bigger than all of us. That’s my ultimate goal.” – Jim O’HalloranIf you are interested in hearing some samples of Jim’s work head over to CDBaby or Sonicbids and take a listen.