From: CA, United States
JIM STUBBLEFIELD, a native Californian, began playing guitar seriously in high school where he studied rock guitar styles with world renowned transcriber WOLF MARSHALL. He then went on to study jazz guitar with well known jazz educator JODY FISHER (known for his books with ALFRED PUBLISHING). During his college years JIM'S guitar influences included jazz guitarists AL DI MEOLA and JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, rockers YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ALEX LIFESON, and STEVE MORSE as well as country guitarist ALBERT LEE.
After graduating from college and GIT (Hollywood, CA), JIM was introduced to Kuwaiti oud player WALEED HAMAD. While writing and performing with WALEED, JIM became enthralled by the acoustic guitar and began listening to artists such as SHAKTI, STRUNZ AND FARAH, and VICENTE AMIGO.
After playing in various rock and fusion bands and releasing several CDs, JIM released the nylon string acoustic guitar driven "CITIES OF GOLD" which was named as a semi-finalist in that year's DISC MAKERS INDEPENDENT MUSIC COMPETITION. It was then followed by 1998's "RHYTHM OF THE HEART" recorded by the JIM STUBBLEFIELD GROUP. This recording was a semi-finalist in the NAV MAGAZINE'S "ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR" category for 1999.JIM'S music also appears on Neurodisc's "PURE FLAMENCO: NUEVO FLAMENCO PASSION" compilation along with such artists as OTTMAR LIEBERT and GOVI.
In late 1999 JIM co-founded the Latin guitar oriented world music group INCENDIO with bassist LIZA CARBE' and guitarist JEAN-PIERRE DURAND. Their recordings "MISTERIOSO" (Natural Elements), "ILLUMINATION" (Paras Recordings), "INTIMO" (Incendio Music), "INCENDIO" (New World Music), "DIA Y NOCHE" (Incendio Music), and "SEDUCTION" (New World Music) have gone on to sell tens of thousands nationally and appear in the BILLBOARD, NAV and CMJ charts. JIM'S music can also be heard on HGTV, ESPN, the SHOWTIME series RE:EVOLUTION OF SPORTS, the HISTORY CHANNEL show MODERN MARVELS, the WB show ELIMIDATE, THE GIRLS NEXT DOOR and many other network television shows.