Jim Faison- Drums/Vocals
Jim is from North Carolina, and the world has been his home since he was a kid. His Father was in the service, so he has traveled the world from an early age. Jim grew up in a musical household where Motown, and Gospel was always playing. He began his drumming at an early age. He played through High School, until he joined the US Army. After retirement, he began working for the Government, but he never lost his desire to play music. Never one to shy away from his faith, he followed his passion, and began playing in Church. It was there he put together a band, and began a journey that was very popular within the DMV.
Jim's playing is considered very diverse. He can play traditional/contemporary jazz, while playing pop, rock, R&B, standards, and more. "I have always found music a absolute joy, while being a challenge, and a journey. It's always about the music, versus me. It's also about finding the good notes, and blending in well with the band." Being behind the drum kit has always been a happy place for me. Jim also plays percussion. His percussion setup consists of a plethora of shakers, rattles, tambourines, tune blocks, cajons, congas, bongos, rainsticks, whistles, and more.
As the newest member of Modern Vintage, Jim is very excited to play with this group of exceptional talent. Looking forward in seeing you soon.