Jim Scully (b. 1979) is a composer, performer and educator in the fields of contemporary classical music, electroacoustic music and jazz studies. He is currently a member of the music faculty at CSU Bakersfield, where he is tasked with teaching an array of courses in the fields of Music Theory, Jazz Studies, Composition and Music Technology. In addition, he serves as Director of the CSU Bakersfield Guitar Arts Series, Director of Small Jazz Ensembles, Director of the Audio/MIDI Lab and Assistant Director of the Bakersfield Jazz Festival.

As a composer, Scully is an ASCAPlus Award winner, and has received grants from American Composers Forum and the Teacher Learning Center at CSU Bakersfield. He has had works commissioned by Rachel Arnold, Ashley Addington, Keith Calmes and Roger Allen Cope and his music has been performed at venues throughout the United States. Recent performances include the 2010 College Music Society National Conference, the Electro-Acoustic Juke Joint on the campus of Delta State University in Cleveland MI, Roerich Museum in New York, the Lilypad in Cambridge MA, the United Parish Church of Brookline in Massachusetts, The Bakersfield Jazz Festival, and aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach CA as part of the Music Association of California Community Colleges Conference in 2000.

Jim currently lives in Bakersfield CA with his wife and vocalist Jennifer Neil and their three sons Aidan, Maxwell and Dylan.


Fine Music, Vol. 3

Release Date: January 1, 2012
Catalog Number: NV5868
21st Century
Piano Trio
FINE MUSIC, VOL. III is the third compilation of the Navona Records Fine Music digital series. This installment features the works of Lawrence Siegel, Sergio Cervetti, Tony Piccolo, Adrienne Albert, Daniel Perttu, Gerhard Stabler, Jane O'Leary, Jim Scully, Meira Warshauer, Piffaro, John Carollo, William Vollinger, Peter Van Zandt Lane, Lawrence Ball, and Benjamin Yusupov. This collection both highlights some of Navona's choicest tracks and offers a preview of things to come.


Release Date: October 1, 2011
Catalog Number: NV5864
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
CLAVIATURES is a collection of new works for piano and chamber ensemble from contemporary composers. These works by Asherov-Kalus, Scully, Tribble, Fletcher, Nagorcka, and Stölzel explore the notions of being human and observing the world around us with reflection, curiosity, and appreciation. This recording contains eight original and inspired pieces performed with talent and panache by musicians from around the world: pianists Karolina Rojahn, Lukáš Klánský, and Robert Pherigo; violinists Ondrej Lébr and Ann Marie-Brown; violist Neil Casey; clarinetist Doug Graham; flutist Lisa Hennessey; and cellist Lawrence Figg.