ABOUT

Jim grew up in Shropshire, before going on to study jazz at the Birmingham Conservatoire, where he graduated with a BMus (hons) degree in 2007.  Since graduating, he has worked as a teacher, musician, composer, arranger and band leader.

As a performer, Jim has a particular interest in pre-modern jazz styles.  Since 2015, he has led The Jim Wynn Swing Orchestra and Swingtet, which perform music from the 1930s, and make regular appearances at swing dance events throughout the UK.  Jim also performs with his trio, who are influenced by the music of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, as well as earlier jazz styles.  The Jim Wynn Nonet plays the music from Miles Davis’s Birth Of The Cool as well as the music of Tadd Dameron.

Jim is also an aspiring composer and arranger of music for film and television, as well as music for educational purposes and public performance.  He has a particular interest in orchestral scoring, as well as writing music for jazz ensembles and big bands.    

Jim is a dedicated teacher, working at various schools in the West Midlands including Haberdashers Adams, Newport Girls’ High School and Wolverhampton Grammar School.


The 🌞 is out for #PeakyBlindersFestival! Here's The Jim Wynn Swingtet on the Carousel Stage with the brilliant dancers from @theswingeraUK 💃🕺 @thepeakyblinder https://t.co/pMhTiMpO42

Alright bab! The Jim Wynn Swingtet will be playing some authentic #1920s #1930s music on our home turf this Saturday at The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival 1-2pm, right after @theswingeraUK 's dance class. #Bostin #Brum #PeakyBlinders #PeakyBlindersFestival #lindyhop #swing https://t.co/XDHncQ6Ai1 jimwynnmusic photo

Great to visit @NTTheFirs today for some #compositional inspiration, including playing on one of Elgar's pianos https://t.co/SD6eJuBT3s jimwynnmusic photo