Jim Vick performs regularly on the south Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, in and around the popular ecotourism and surfing town of Puerto Viejo, Limon, along with occasional U.S. and Costa Rica touring. A veteran solo acoustic performer and session guitarist, Jim has become Known locally in the Puerto V area as "the Jazz Rocker" for his multi-instrumental, live looping one man jam band shows, combining his eclectic original material with a diverse assortment of covers drawn from the last 5 decades of folk, rock, jazz and blues, while leaving plenty of room for stretched out improvisation. While in the Caribe Sur, be sure to catch his weekly Tuesday night show at one of the area's finest performance venues, La Costa de Papito in Cocles Beach - now in its in its eighth year running - or at one of his frequent appearances at the Lazy Mon, Hot Rocks Bar & Eatery, and other live music venues in downtown Puerto V. Jim's most recent album, PUNTA RASTA, combines the reggae and calypso sounds of the Caribbean with bluesy guitar, Latin jazz, Afropop, and even a bit of Celtic American folk in a musical "rondon" stew that one fan calls "Latin Americana." It's now available on disc and for downloading right here, along with most major online distributors, including CD Baby, iTunes, Bandcamp, and Amazon.
"Jim Vick's creative fusion of jazz-rock, folk, ethnic, and pop elements makes for some of the most refreshingly vital music to appear in sometime . . . a songwriter unafraid to take risks with both words and music." - Tom Bingham, OP Magazine
"an eclectic blend of folky jazz with a solid dose of world rhythms" - Kenny Hart, The Singing Songwriter and Indie-Music.com
"the thinking man's jamband" - Chris Armodida, Gida-Folk