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Jim Furmston (Musical Director/Piano) enjoys a versatile career as recitalist, accompanist, and composer. He is a native of Canada and graduate of the U.S.C. Thornton School of Performing Arts. His performances have garnered international acclaim in both worlds of classical and popular music. For years, Jim was a studio pianist for many leading artist teachers of our time including Gwendolyn Koldofsky, Janos Starker, Zvi Zeitlin, Peter Pears, Jascha Heifetz, and Brooks Smith. Jim was invited to perform a debut recital at New York’s Lincoln Center and also performed on the inaugural program of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute. After college Jim was in demand as a session player for television and film and as a coach for many singers. In Hollywood, Jim accompanies many stars, collaborating over the years with Billy Davis, Marilyn McCoo, Nell Carter, Carol Channing, Debbie Reynolds, Joel Grey, Sally Struthers, Jane Seymour, Jeff Goldblum, Marni Nixon, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Gene Barry, Ann Margaret, David Hasselhoff, Tony Orlando, John Rubinstein, Gedde Watanabe and Greg Marx (Gummo Marx’s grandson) to name a few. Jim began his collaboration with Frank Ferrante in 1983 and has accompanied Frank in An Evening with Groucho since the premiere in 1984.