***PIANIST/VOCALIST & KEYBOARDIST JIM LOFTUS WAS AWARDED "BEST OF 2015"(announced Jan. 6, 2016 by Gigmasters--4th yr. in a row given "Best Of" award ). Jim also won "TOP KEYBOARDIST" in the USA & CANADA in their "2012 RISING STAR AWARDS"!!! Their Feb. 4, 2013 press release listed Jim with the latter honor based on revenue earned through this site(Jim has been a successful member for 12 years).. Also a member of SAG-AFTRA. Jim played the role of a tuxedoed cocktail pianist in the CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame film "LOVING LEAH",that aired Sunday, January 25th, 2009 on CBS-TV!! Jim has opened for SHAW-BLADES(Tommy Shaw(STYX)& Jack Blades(NIGHT RANGER); also REGIS PHILBIN & TODD RUNDGREN,played tribute dinners for JULIE ANDREWS,MILTON BERLE,DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS,JR.AND ROSETTA LeNOIRE AT THE PLAZA & WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTELS & 21 CLUB--AND IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR FUNCTION!
Jim is an exceptional musician/singer who has played public and private venues extensively in NYC, the Lehigh Valley, PA,Philadelphia & suburbs, and New Jersey since 1986. His original musical 'Ghosts On Broadway' played the John Houseman Theatre in NYC in 1995...and he released two original pop/rock CDs 'THE FAME GAME'(2000) and 'Rockuperation'(2003).
**JIM ALSO WORKS WITH "VINYL PERSUASION"--a brand new classic rock trio with lead vocal three part harmonies spotlighting tunes from the '60's/'70's/early '80's iconic "vinyl record era"(America/Beatles/Byrds/Badfinger/CSNY/Moody Blues/Three Dog Night/Grand Funk Railroad/etc). SEE VIDEO OF THE TRIO HERE ON JIM'S VIDEO PAGE!!
Recent acting work for Jim includes playing a lawyer on BLUE BLOODS episode "Rush to Judgement" seated in the courtroom gallery(aired Oct. 30, 2015 on CBS) Jim was a recurring lab tech in the NBC series "DO NO HARM" starring Phylicia Rashad as head of a hospital and Steven Pasquale as a "Jekyll & Hyde" type doctor that aired Summer 2012, Saturdays at 10PM E.S.T on NBC. Some of Jim's other acting work in past years include being the STAND-IN for actor GREG KINNEAR on the film "Baby Mama" with Tina Fey co-starring; Jim has also appeared in 14 episodes of "LAW & ORDER:SVU", most notably playing a featured jury member on the episode "STRAIN"(original airdate Oct.18, 2005; he's starred in many stage musicals as well, playing Jesus in 'JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR' and many other roles.
***He is available for private parties whether corporate or residential and year-round wedding receptions(including ceremony music--he has played Church Organ since the age of 13 in Catholic Churches and has performed hundreds of wedding ceremonies, along with doing vocal solos if needed). He can does primarily solo work on piano and vocals or with his double keyboard setup and acoustic guitar (sounds like a full band since drums and bass are programmed in keyboards). HE WILL CONSIDER TRAVELLING GREAT DISTANCES(INTERSTATE)SO HE ENCOURAGES YOU TO BID FOR HIS SERVICES REGARDLESS OF DISTANCE.
Jim plays a wide gamut of material from the '20's through today as demonstrated by the incredibly diversified songlist below; Old Standards/Sinatra era/Jazz; Broadway old and new; and Pop/rock music from the '50's to today.
**Some prestigious venues Jim has played for clients booked through Gigmasters website in recent years are:
--THE SULGRAVE CLUB, Washington DC(Surprise 60th Birthday Party)
--THE WALDORF-ASTORIA HOTEL, NYC (wedding reception)
--THE YALE CLUB, NYC (memorial service)
--THE SNAPPER INN, Oakdale NY (wedding reception)
--THE PEN RYN MANSION, Bensalem, PA (cocktail receptions)
--RAMADA INN AIRPORT HOTEL, Essington, PA(Philadelphia)(WWII reunion)
--GADSBY'S TAVERN RESTAURNANT, Alexandria VA (wedding reception)
--RITTENHOUSE HOTEL, Philadelphia PA (cocktail wedding reception)
--MAGGIANO'S RESTAURANT, King of Prussia PA (wedding reception)
--BAY PONY INN, Lederach, PA (wedding ceremony/reception)
--TYLER ARBORETUM, Media, PA (wedding ceremony/reception)
--Trenton Country Club, Trenton NJ (wedding reception)
--Bridgewater Manor, Bridgewater, NJ (wedding reception)
--Fayson Lakes Clubhouse, Kinnelon, NJ (birtday party)
--The Lafayette Inn, Easton, PA (wedding reception)
--Dancer Farm Bed & Breakfast, New Egypt, NJ (Summer birthday party)
--Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast, West Chester, PA (wedding reception)
--Moshulu Restaurant, Penns Landing/Philadelphia PA (cocktails)
--Pagannini's Restaurant, Doylestown PA (wedding reception)
--Trattoria Dopo Teatro,125 W.44th St., NYC (Company Xmas Party)
--MARRIOTT COURTYARD PHILADELPHIA......AND MANY MANY MORE...CHECK OUT JIM'S NUMEROUS SUCCESSFUL TESTIMONIALS and book Jim for YOUR 2013 EVENT TODAY!!