Jim Fryer began his professional career playing traditional jazz trombone in the Boston area during the 1970s. He has worked in many disparate genres, including Broadway, Salsa, Big Band, Classical, and others. He has performed at Festivals the world over, including the Newport Jazz Festival, the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, the Turner Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, and several times with the Galvanized Jazz Band at the SunCoast Festival in Florida. Now living in Northern Manhattan, he is one of the busiest brass men in the city. As a longstanding member of Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, Jim recorded on the grammy-winning sound track compilation for the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire". Jim is also active in a variety of educational settings, continuing 35 years of school performances and workshops.