Jim Austerman is an accomplished keyboard, piano, accordion, and concertina player. With his electronic keyboards, he is a one-man-band. Jim composes several genres of instrumental music which include polka, waltz, easy listening, European & Russian styles, Polyphon, and music box melodies. Originally from California, Jim has been a resident of Minnesota for the past 25 years.
Jim studied under Myron Floren, of the Lawrence Welk Show, and Larry Malmberg, the original accordionist for the Whoopie John Band. From 1974 to 1981 Jim was a session keyboard player for RCA, Decca, and Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA. Jim performs at several fairs, festivals and other events. He currently has five CDs available.
Jim is a member of ASCAP as a composer and songwriter and has been featured in Music & Dance News as well as Cottonwood County Citizen. Jim's music is aired on many radio stations across the United States as well as other countries.
Veronica, Jim's wife, is the owner of Sandcastle Music, an ASCAP affiliated record producer and publisher. She records and produces all of Jim's music. Veronica engineers the sound and visual effects during Jim's live performances. She also manages all the bookings.
Check Jim's schedule to see if he is performing near you and be swept away on a musical journey!