Jim Martin received his B.M. from Berklee College of Music and his M.M. from Manhattan School of Music. He has studied guitar privately with Linc Chamberland, Jack Wilkins, and Rodney Jones as well as master classes with Joe Pass, Pat Martino, and Lenny Breau. He is a professional performing artist and instructor throughout New England. Locally he has performed with the Willie Ruff Orchestra and his own jazz ensembles. Jim's teaching experience includes: The Educational Center For The Arts, The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts , The Center For Creative Youth, and The Hartford Conservatory.