Born in Los Angeles, Jim performed with several bands before forming the quirky pop group, Lost Anthony, which existed throughout the 80’s.
Good luck came when Phil Joanou (director - U2: RATTLE AND HUM, GRIDIRON GANG) asked Jim to write a song for his first feature film, Universal Picture’s THREE O’CLOCK HIGH. Jim’s song SOMETHING TO REMEMBER ME BY (produced by legendary session drummer/producer Rick Marotta) was featured throughout the film.
Walker spent the next few years with Marotta writing songs and performing live. During this time he scored the films COVER GIRL MURDERS and DEAD AIR, plus episodes of HBO’S - TALES FROM THE CRYPT and Fox’s - DOWN THE SHORE.
After brief signings with RCA and Geffen Records, Jim moved to Portland, Oregon where he scored the film REDLINE, and had songs featured in the films BREATHLESS, LURKERS, and FLOATER, plus the daytime dramas THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, and GENERAL HOSPITAL. Jim then met uber-musician Tim Ellis. The two began working live as the mighty acoustic power-duo, Tim & Jim.
Jim has released 19 cds of original music under the name JVA on his own independent label JVAMUSIC, including the latest, MUSIC FOR SHORT FILMS.
Jim and Tim also co-scored the modern dance project ETHOS with concert/rock violinist, Aaron Meyer.
The duo has opened for Crash Test Dummies, Loverboy, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Little Feat, Karla Bonoff, Boz Scaggs, Warren Zevon and others.