A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Jimmie began performing with local musicians and recording artists on Bourbon Street in the 50's. Following classical studies at the Houston Conservatory of Music he toured from California to Florida with "Show Bands" and appeared in concert at The Hollywood Palladium with the rock band 'Bluesberry Jam'. After 'held over' engagements at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas and a highly successful appearance as an actor in "Jesus Christ Superstar," he traveled the southeast states with country and rock bands. In 1983 he and his wife Robin and their two children built a home in Roanoke Virginia, and Jimmie started a career in the hotel and resort industry. He was the featured artist at The Hotel Roanoke from 1995 to 2010.
His third CD , "Gumbo From The Mountains" was recorded at Flat Five Recording Studio in Salem Virginia, Word of Mouth Studio in New Orleans and Jimmie's home studio. Original compositions are be featured along with a variety of very creative musicians from Virginia and New Orleans.
Jimmie continues to enjoy martial arts training and spending time with his Grand Daughter.