Jim is an arts journalist and the author of The Music of Charlie Chaplin. He holds a Bachelor of Music from The University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Music from The University of Texas (Austin), with concentrations in Clarinet Performance.
For over 15 years, he has written extensively on film music for Film Score Monthly and FSM Online, and for the record labels FSM, Varèse Sarabande, Quartet Records, Intrada, La-La Land Records, and Disques Cinemusique. His writings on Chaplin have also appeared in BBC Music Magazine, DVD/Blu-ray booklets for new editions of Chaplin films, and more.
The Music of Charlie Chaplin is his first book.