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Joyful Noise Drum Company



Jim Richley

Jim "J.R." Richley has performed internationally as a drummer and a percussionist in a wide variety of musical styles and settings. From his early days as a live performer and studio musician for Walt Disney Productions in Los Angeles, JR has gone on to record albums for numerous record labels including Universal Records (with producer John Simon), MCA, Atlantic, Koch Jazz, 1201 Music, Seismic and Blaster records. JR's Radio, DVD and Television credits include performances on PBS, Michael Feldman’s National Public Radio (NPR) show “WhadYa’ Know?”, “A Christmas Spectacular” for Dish Network and numerous others.

JR has an extensive list of international touring credits which include performances on both drums and percussion in France, Germany, Austria, Holland, Greenland, Switzerland, Ireland, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and almost every state in the USA. He has also worked with a myriad of artists, including Olivia Newton-John, Gloria Estefan, Mary Wilson (The Supremes), Ben Vereen, Jason White, The Janglers, 5 by Design, Bill Watrous, Donald Byrd, Clark Terry and Steinway Piano artist Joe Augustine.