Jim Stinnett is a professor at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches arranging and bass. He is a highly sought after producer, writer, and arranger, and is the founder of the Bass Workout and the musical director of the New Hampshire Bass Fest. A highly respected educator, Jim presents bass clinics and workshops all over the world. His extensive list of publications include The Music Of Paul Chambers, Arcology, Creating Jazz Bass Lines, All Cows Eat Grass, Reading in Bass Clef, Slap Bass Workout, and 12 Keys to Success.
Originally from the Northwest, Jim has enjoyed a rich performing career. As a first-call bassist in Seattle, Jim performed with nationally acclaimed artists, including Phineas Newborn, Jr., Jean-Pierre Rampal, Clark Terry, Ernestine Anderson, Kia Winding, and Sam Rivers. Jim's credits also include performances and recordings with Joe Diorio, Lionel Loueke, Rufus Reid, Michael Manring, Ernie Watts, Phish, Kenwood Dennard, John LaPorta, Joe Hunt, Ernie Watts, Tal Farlow, the legendary NTSU 1:00 Lab Band, Red Garland, Buddy DeFranco, Anita O'Day, Roy Hanes, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Florida Gulf Coast Symphony, and Musicisti Americani Chamber Orchestra in Italy. Jim graduated from New England Conservatory of Music in 1986 as a student of Ed Barker.