Jim Schade is a sought-after percussionist, jazz musician, and instructor in Lexington, Kentucky. A 1992 graduate of Shenandoah University Conservatory of Music in Virginia, Jim received a performance degree in jazz studies (percussion) with a minor in piano. He has recorded with regionally and nationally renowned artists, performed on radio and television, played for countless high school, college and community theatre musicals, and taught over 400 students in his career. A staple on the music scenes of Philadelphia and central Pennsylvania for over 20 years, Jim moved to Lexington with his wife and two children in 2016, and plays regulary at Carson’s in downtown Lexington as well as other venues in central Kentucky. He recently performed with legendary jazz orgaist Bobby Floyd as part of the “Origins” jazz seres at TeeDee’s Lounge. Jim is a percussion instructor for the Lafayette High School Marching Band which has won first place in the KMEA State Marching Band Competition in 2017 and 2018. He also teaches for the Musik Garten. Jim’s drum recordings on Fandalism.com have garnered over 1 million views – http://fandalism.com/schadedrumvids Visit Jim’s website, www.rhythmsoup.net for more information.