A veteran songwriter, solo performer, band leader, producer, and session guitarist, Jim Vick has received numerous arts and performance awards for his music in the U.S. and has shared the stage with many much bigger names in the music world. His music was featured on the soundtrack of Taste the Islands, the Lifetime Network and American Public Television syndicated cooking show, along with a number of independent and promotional films and other media works. 

Beginning his career performing in Rochester, NY, Jim relocated to Madison, WI in the 80's and then to Seattle in the early 90's. But for most of the last 18 years, Jim has been performing regularly on the south Caribbean coast of Costa Rica in the little surf and yoga retreat destination and ecotourism town of Puerto Viejo, Limon, that has become his home, supplemented by occasional summer shows in the U.S. His multi-instrument one-man-jam-band shows, solo and duo acoustic sets continue to be featured at some of the area's best performance venues. 

Beginning early in the Covid-19 pandemic, Jim returned to highlighting his acoustic roots in creating his Live at Home videos of his new and previously unreleased songs and releasing them on his YouTube channel, Jim Vick Music.   and since resuming live performing in February, 2023, the songwriter is also still at work on production of his long in progress Bhakti Blue: The Rumi Songs, an album of original songs based on the Sufi poet's work that will feature bassist Rob Moitoza, drummer Michael Weiss, Brazillian keyboardist Paula Maya, flautist Jeremy Seligman, and Jim's vocalist daughter Elisa Vick. 

Jim's most recent album release, Punta Rasta, combines the reggae and calypso sounds of the Caribbean with bluesy guitar, Latin jazz, and American folk roots in a musical "rondon" stew that one fan calls "Latin Americana."  It's available on disc and for streaming and downloading here and at most major online distributors, including iTunes, Bandcamp, and Amazon, and for streaming on Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Prime. Sign up for Jim's email updates above and you'll get links to free music downloads, private advance links to new live performance videos, and exclusive previews of his works in progress

"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

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