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JIM BELK was raised in Northern Illinois and graduated from Millikin University with a degree in Commercial Music.  An accomplished musician he has been playing professionally for over 20 years both in the US and internationally.  He has been based out of Las Vegas, NV since 1995 and been called to play many of the Broadway musicals that have taken up residence there over the past 9 years.  He is on track to receive his Masters Degree in Jazz Composition and Theory at UNLV in December, 2008.

CREDITS
Musical Theatre
  • Mamma Mia
    Drummer
    Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas NV
  • The Producers
    Drummer/Associate Conductor
    The Producers Las Vegas LLC
  • Avenue Q
    Drummer/Percussionist
    Q Las Vegas LLC
    Wynn Las Vegas
  • Avenue Q
    Drummer/Percussionist
    Touring Company
    The Globe Theater, San Diego CA
  • We Will Rock You
    Drummer/Percussionist
    Rock You Las Vegas LLC
    The Paris Hotel & Casino
  • Hairspray, The Movie
    Rehearsal Drummer
    Los Angeles, CA
    Lon Hoyt, Musical Director
    Kieth Cotton, Assistant Musical Director
    Adam Shankman, Director
  • Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
    Drummer/Percussionist
    Mars Venus Musical, LLC
    The Flamingo Hotel and Casino
  • Chicago
    Drummer/Percussionist
    The Velma Company
    Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino
  • Always... Patsy Cline
    Leader/Drummer/Contractor/Vocals
    SR Productions
    The Silverton Hotel & Casino


Headliners
  • Don Rickles
    Drummer
    Various US Venues

  • Bravo, Starring Charo
    Drummer
    Charo
    The Venetian Hotel and Casino
Headliners (Continued)
  • Wayne Newton Show
    Drummer
    Wayne Newton
    The Stardust Hotel and Casino
  • Bill Acosta
    Drummer
    Vocal Impressionist
    The Flamingo Hotel & Casino, Various US Venues
  • Larry Coryell
    Drummer
    Las Vegas Arts Foundation
  • Susan Anton
    Drummer
    Travel Dates/Desert Inn

  • Paige O’Hara
    Drummer/Percussionist
    Las Vegas and Various US Venues


  • Jennifer Joseph
    Musical Director/Drummer/Arranger
    The Golden Nugget
    Various US Venues as Opening Act for Don Rickles
Production Shows
  • American Pop
    Producer/Music Director
    Drummer/Arranger
    N.Y.N.Y. Hotel & Casino

  • Country Dreamin’
    Musical Dir./Drummer/Vocals
    Las Vegas Artists, Inc.
    Production Show

  • On Stage Entertainment
    Musical Director/Arranger
    “Legends In Concert”
    Travel Dates/Setting Up Bands At Permanent Venues/Writing Arranging Library
 
 
Education (Top)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Commercial Music
    Millikin University - Decatur, Illinois

  • Masters Degree in Jazz Arranging & Composition
    UNLV – Las Vegas, NV  -  Dec. 2008
 
 
Instructors (Top)
  • Jack Brand
  • John Miceli
  • Butch Miles
  • Bernie Dressel
 
Other Skills (Top)
  • Knowledgeable with various types of mixing boards, outboard equipment, SMPTE time code, microphones and speakers.
  • Extensive studio operations and multi-track recording experience.
  • Extremely skilled with Finale Music Notation Programs.  Arranging, Transcription, Copyist.
 
References (Top)
  • Michael Brennan 
    Musical Director/Conductor  -  Ave Q
    Contact information available upon request
  • Keith Thompson 
    Musical Director/Conductor   -  We Will Rock You/Hairspray/The Producers
    Contact information available upon request
  • Jack Gaughn– (702) 262-0200 ext. 12
    G & G Theatre Services
  • Matthew Dela Pola 
    Music Supervisor – David Foster
    www.MattDP.com


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