Jim Connolly is a composer and performer who lives in Santa Barbara, California. Past projects included The Gove County Philharmonic, The Gove County String Quartet. Current projects include Lit Moon Theatre, for which he has worked as a composer and performer for 25 years, Toy Shop Ghost (songs with banjo and other things) and a radio style variety show called Live From The Piano Kitchen.
He plays the Double Bass, Saw, Shakuhachi, Banjo, Piano, Percussion, and Sings. He attended New England Conservatory and began writing music the day he quit school. Jim has received nine Independent Theater Awards, numerous commissions and grants, and has been named one of the twenty-five most intriguing people in Santa Barbara Magazine. He has released eight recordings of original music.