A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Jimmie began performing with local 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 has been the featured artist at The Hotel Roanoke since 1995.
His third CD is currently being recorded at Flat Five Recording Studio in Salem Virginia, Word of Mouth Studio in New Orleans and Jimmie's home studio. Original compositions will be featured along with a variety of very creative musicians from Virginia and New Orleans.
Jimmie continues to enjoy training seven days a week in preparation for his promotion to Second Degree Black Belt in American Freestyle Karate as a student of Grandmaster Eddie Thomas and is also on the staff of American Freestyle Karate's after school program for Roanoke County and Salem school systems.