Jim Bogios

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Jim Bogios was born in the Bay Area where he still resides today. After many long hours banging on Mama Bogios's pots and pans, Jim finally began playing music in elementary school and studying privately with Greg Sudmeier.

He joined his first of many bands at the age of 12 and while in high school began to participate in the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra on the advice of his father, San Francisco Symphony trumpet player Chris Bogios. At about the same time Jim expanded his private studies to include Jack Van Geem, principle percussionist with the San Francisco Symphony as well.

After a few years out of state attending college Jim returned to the Bay Area in 1992 to join Papa's Culture. This extremely diverse and highly entertaining band turned out to be a huge influence both musically and personally in young Mr. Bogios's life. It was with Papa's Culture that Jim met his lifelong friends and musical compadres E. Blake Davis and David Immergluck.

In 1996 Jim landed the gig playing drums and singing for Sheryl Crow. This too would end up being a long lasting and life altering experience as he spent eight years with her doing countless tours, TV shows, and recordings. Playing with Sheryl opened many doors and during his time with her Jim had the opportunity to perform and record with many artist, such as Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, and Prince. However, in January 2003, Counting Crows came calling and made Jim an offer he couldn't refuse... to be a band member, taking over drum duties from Ben Mize (1994–2002).

Jim Bogios decided to join Counting Crows and has been touring and recording with the band ever since. He recorded his first songs with the band in 2003 on their Best of CD "Films About Ghosts," following that up with the Oscar nominated "Accidentally in Love" from the Shrek 2 Soundtrack. In 2006 Counting Crows released a live recording, "New Amsterdam," and finally the long awaited full length studio release "Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings" in 2007.

Not playing has always made Jimmy a dull boy so during his off time he has always toured and recorded with other artists. In 2000 Jim played drums for the highly successful Dixie Chicks Fly Tour. In 2001 he joined Ben Folds for the Rockin' the Suburbs tour and recorded on releases from Eagle-Eye Cherry "Present/Future," Mark Eitzel "Invisible Man," Ben Folds "Speed Graphic" and continues his long term tenure with Chuck Prophet "No Other Love, Age of Miracles, Soap and Water" to name just a few. Jim is looking forward to continued success with Counting Crows (jinx) and when at home, trying to keep his side project GLIDER together with fellow band mate David Immergluck.

Drumstick Collection

(0800) Jim Bogios - used signature model Vic Firth drumstick.