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Jim Blackburn smooth jazz sax

Saxophone, Keys, WindSynth


Jim played saxophone at our Charity Event this past weekend which was a 1920's theme. He was absolutely fantastic. Everyone remarked at how fantastic he was. I would recommend him with confidence!

Mary V.                                                                                                            April 16, 2019

True Professional!

New Year's Eve Cocktail Party


Jim's music was fabulous. A great addition to our event!

Mary R.

November 24, 2017

Another Great Event!

This was the second event we have hired Jim to play for our group - this time it was an afternoon Garden Party at the White Orchid at Oasis for about 60 people. Jim’s music provided the perfect backdrop for an elegant and festive cocktail hour and dinner party. He always knows exactly what to play for easy listening along with some nice music for dancing!

Carol & Marv

November 27, 2017


Cooler Than Cool!

We were beyond thrilled to have him play at our big event!  Our guests were thrilled by his entertainment and he helped tap into the ambiance of the evening. Without hesitation, I would, and will, use him again and recommend    him to anyone who wants professionalism combined with great talent.

Pat Lago

Event Date - November 15, 2017

Amazing Talent

Jim was fantastic for the event we held in a McDonald's restaurant. He is a total professional and perfectly set the tone for the Brunch event we were hosting. I highly recommend him for any event and certainly plan to book him again and again!

Amberli  P.

Event Date - October 9, 2016

Yacht Club Dinner

We had heard Jim play many times in a public venue and always enjoyed his music. He plays a wide repertoire of smooth jazz, mellow listening music and lots of fav standards that are suitable for dancing. Recently we asked Jim to play for us during a private cocktail and dinner party at the Captiva Island Yacht Club. Everyone really enjoyed the evening and we had many many compliments on our choice of entertainment. Thank you Jim (and his lovely wife Gail too!) Highly recommend him for a class act all the way!

Carol and Marv

Event Date - Jan. 24, 2016

A Great Addition To Any Event!

Jim did a fabulous job providing background music for our daughter's wedding cocktail hour & dinner. We corresponded with Jim a number of times via email to outline our thoughts for the event. Jim was always prompt in his response. Jim took our direction and planned a wide array of musical selections that was pleasing for all who attended. His music was entertaining, the volume level was perfect, and his proficiency amazing. Jim was a delight to work with and added such a special touch to our cocktail and dinner hour! The guests of all ages, loved the music he provided! I would highly recommend him to provide background music for any event that you may be planning. We look forward to booking Jim again for another future event! Bravo!

 Deb A.                                                                                                                                     May 7, 2016

Family Party


Jim is so talented! Many of my guests commented specifically about how much they enjoyed his music! He was punctual, personable, flexible, and reasonably priced! We will definitely use him again in the future and will recommend him to anyone who needs great entertainment to add a wonderful atmosphere to their occasion. Thanks, Jim!"

Norma P.

Event Date:  3/31/2015

Auto Dealer Grand Opening

Our experience with Jim Blackburn was amazing. He was very professional, a wonderful musician and extremely easy to work with. I would recommend him to anyone.

Diane W,

Event Date - May 24th, 2016

Holiday Happy Hour

Our private club hired Jim Blackburn for a small event for about 50-60 members. He did an absolutely amazing job and impressed all of the members who attended. He arrived well in advance to make sure that he was set up on time before the event started. He brought his own lighting which was a perfect touch to the event. He was so great that a member hired in on the spot for their own private event. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a professional musician!


Event Date: Dec 15, 2014

amazing and professional

Mr. Blackburn played for our wedding on January 19th, 2013. It turned out AMAZING! My wife and I felt like we were on the top of the world. His soothing sax playing enlightened not only us but everybody in attendance. He can play any song you desire! I would definitely recommend him to anybody who would like to be swept off of their feet from the elegance of a amazing sax player.

Shawn W.

Event Date:  Jan 19, 2013


Great Guy, Cool Tunes!

Jim is an exceptional Sax player with a wide variety of music. He has been working in our restaurant, Vino De Notte in downtown Fort Myers for several months and our guests love him.

Tim O.

Event Date:  Aug 3, 2012

Jim Is the Best!

I own a salon and have had Jim play for several of our events. He is a wonderful musician and he is so warm and personable our clients now ask me if we are going to have Jim play every time we post an event! He is simply the best.


Event Date: Dec 10, 2011

Wow! Absolutely Perfect!

Jim Blackburn was absolutely perfect! His talent and professionalism was more than I had expected. It was the cherry on top of the ice cream!
I have many parties / events, and all my guests at this event were very impressed with Jim and his talent. I recommend hiring Jim Blackburn for your next event, if you really want to entertain your guests in style. Many Thanks to you Jim

Wyndee Goodwill
Event Date - May 4th, 2016

Made Our Wedding!

Jim made my wedding ceremony and reception perfect! He was extremely helpful ahead of time to work with me on song selections and to help me focus on different parts of the entire evening. He even took time the day before to walk with me around the venue to ensure everything would go smoothly. His music was unbelievable and I was fortunate to have the evening videotaped so I am able to listen to it over and over. I hope I can find another occasion to hire him.

Jenny K.

Event Date: May 31, 2014

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Just saw Jim at Rosy Tomorrows this past Sunday. Very impressed! Played a wide selection of songs with his own twists. Came home and immediately got online to find his calendar. Looking forward to listening him play again.

We booked Jim for a private party and our guests were so impressed. He played all genres of music (Motown was my personal favorite). He provided the perfect ambiance to our party. We will definitely book him again!

Mr. Blackburn was cooler than cool and we were beyond thrilled to have him play at our big event. Our guests were thrilled by his entertainment and he help tap into the ambiance of the evening. Without hesitation, I would , and will, use him again and recommend him to anyone who wants professionalism combined with great talent.

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Very Professional, Great Performance, Punctual


March 9, 2021



Jim played at the cocktail sunset hour at the Ritz Carlton Beach Club in Sarasota Florida
He was perfect--- from the musical selection to the pure beautiful sounds of his saxophone ....we are very fortunate to have found him ...... he played non stop for an hour at the initial cocktail reception of the wedding reception... looking dapper too!

Patti Griffin

Dec. 1, 2018

Boca Grande - Jazz Brunch

A Nice Flow

Mr. Blackburn was very punctual and attentive to our requests. He made our gathering as intimate and familiar as we wanted it. His music was soothing and entertaining, lively and fun at other times. He is very personable and it made our Saturday night a memorable experience as it had the perfect mixture of art and entertainment. I will hire him again for future events as I want to listen to the variety of genres from different times that he can play.

Wendy C. 

Event Date - September 23, 2017

Perfect Seasonal Background!


Jim's music was fabulous. A great addition to our event!

Mary R.

November 24, 2017


60th Anniversary Party

Jim is a real pro--very talented with a great music selection. He played for us for four hours and everyone loved him. He even learned my parent’s favorite song so he could play it for them. He took our party to another level. And he was lovely to deal with.

Resa P.

Event Date - June 2, 2016


Island Walk Sunset Concert

Noelle K.

Event Date -  May 22, 2016

You will want to hire Jim Blackburn        for your Wedding!

Jim was the best....he was prompt with his communication with us, courteous, gave me ideas for songs that I might use, and was a professional in all of his dealings with us. He stayed in touch with me regularly and was here to set up early, he complied with all of my requests. Thank you so much Jim, you made our wedding day very special!!

Loyd and Freya Robbins

Event Date - May 6, 2015

Holiday Party

Jim was a delight to work with. He was early stayed 'til the party was over and he provided great music. Had many, many compliments last nite about how his background music added to the evening. He said he was there to add to the enjoyment and would adjust to the mood of the crowd ,and he handled it like a real pro without a need to be the center of attention . He was great!"

Virginia P.

Event Date: 12/18/2014

Naples Park Wedding

"It was a very positive experience. He was on time, professional, and the experience was above and beyond what we expected. I would definitely recommend Jim.". 

Ken B.

Event Date:  11/8/2014