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Jim Cavender spends more and more time recording, whenever he has time off from gigs. He just finished recording a literature/jazz project, “Alligator Wings” by Duke Way, which he started immediately after finishing “And So It Is” by Keith Taylor Trio and “Been Down Low” by Ivy Joe Milan. In 2012, he produced The Crawling Chaos by Rolling Jazz Revue. He released three non-jazz singles by pleasPlease, “Blues Schnitzel”, a cover of James Brown's “Get Up (I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine)” and a cover of “Timothy” written by Rupert Holmes in March of 2013.

In 2011, he finished one collaborative Americana CD, A Cellarfull Of Noise , with Skip Heller. He released a blues/r&b recording, The Snake Doctors (Deluxe Version), featuring the soulful singing and songwriting of Charlie Howell on 13 tracks originally released on CD in 1997, along with three, previously unreleased, live tracks recorded in 2008. He recorded and engineered four songs for an LP by Robert Daniel and Jana Savanapridi, as well as a Thunderfakers (Savanapridi along with Matt Bakula) song for a compilation, The Long Hundred, on Cosmodemonic Telegraph Records in Connecticut.

In 2010, Cavender produced To A Planet by Rolling Jazz Revue and one blues/rock live CD, Bookaroo. To A Planet features all original tunes

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Derrick Bang of The Davis (California) Enterprise writes:

“The Keith Taylor Trio’s O Christmas Tree-O (Startlingly Fresh Records) is a seasonal joy from start to finish: a delectable example of the sort of trio piano jazz I could listen to forever. Taylor is joined on piano by Jim Cavender (bass) and Tom Branch (drums), and tenor saxman Greg Chambers sits in for a few tracks.

“The lengthy tracks allow plenty of improv work.... Taylor demonstrates his inventive keyboard work with the album-opening ‘The Second First Noel,’ which also benefits from the first of Cavender’s many slick bass solos

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Primary Instrument


Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


* Part-time instructor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (private guitar and bass instruction, jazz combo director)
* Staff bass player at Berklee Summer Guitar Sessions 2009
* Guitar teacher at WC Handy Music Festival Band Camp 2010 and 2011



Album Alligator Wings by Jim Cavender

Alligator Wings

Startlingly Fresh Records

Album The Crawling Chaos by Jim Cavender

The Crawling Chaos

Startlingly Fresh Records

Album Elephants In The Crosswalk by Jim Cavender

Elephants In The...

Startlingly Fresh Records

City Beneath The Sea (Alternate Version)

City Beneath The Sea (Alternate Version)

Jim Cavender
Elephants In The Crosswalk


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