Jim Mair is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in saxophone, flute, percussion, jazz piano and voice. As a High
School Student in 1984 he played lead tenor saxophone in the Canadian High School All Star Big Band and that
same year his Quintet was selected top combo in Canada. At age 19 he was recognized by Down Beat magazine
as a young musician deserving wider recognition.
He has been a full time college professor for 24 years. In 2017, he was the recipient of the UMKC Conservatory
of Music and Dance Alumni Achievement Award. In 2015, he was awarded an Honorary Degree from the
University of West London, College of Music in the United Kingdom