“It’s not what you play, it’s what you say,” says Jim Wacker, composer, keyboardist, singer, entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, all around great guy.

As well as with his own band, and solo shows, he’s been touring the world as keyboardist, singer, and sometimes arranger/musical director of Chubby Checker and the Wildcats since the 80s. He’s played with  Len Barry, Jon Bon Jovi, Bowser,  Rocky Burnette,  the Cadillacs,  the Capris,  Freddie Cannon,  Mel Carter,  the Chantels…



Events & News

Big Billy's Mt 138 Vernon AveJim features some of the best musicians around. Every other Wednesday. 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/254, 5/9, etc

Chubby Checker and the Wildcats, Mary Wells, and Martha Reeves NYCB Theater Westbury, NY 4/20

Swing the Teapot again.

April 13, 2018

Come check out Collateral Damage this Saturday 4/14 for 3 hours of Rock, Jazz, Soul, Country…Request a song.  They always do that there, and they play them, usually.  It’s a classy establishment, serving a fine selection of teas, as well as alcohol, and great food til 10.  9-12pm $10.

New Album

March 6, 2018

Jim’s been recording his new album, Riverkeeper. Says he’s about halfway done. Actually he’s got another half to go.

March 6, 2018


Some of the memories of our journey

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