Jim Skewes, Guitar and Vocals

Jim Skewes is a classically trained guitarist who has been entertaining in Portland and Seattle for many years. For dinner and brunch at the Restaurant in the RiverPlace Hotel, at wine tastings in the Multnomah Athletic Club, at banquets in the Vintage Plaza, at openings in stores and conference centers, and at celebrations in private homes and clubs throughout the Northwest, Jim has provided just the right moods for many occasions.

Jim began playing guitar when he was seventeen, joining bands or playing solo in the Seattle area. He enrolled at Cornish College of the Arts, where he received a Bachelor of Music degree in guitar and voice. While performing in restaurants and hotels at this time, Jim began using a wireless system to enable consistent sound coverage in large or odd-shaped rooms. Presently the technology is such that Jim can play for large outdoor gatherings while employing the intimate tone required for classical guitar music.

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