Jim Swisher, Secretary
Jim points to the common bond in the Seacoast Jazz Society and among the board members as being our mutual appreciation of jazz. He says, “Many of us are performers. Many of us are simply enthusiasts.” He describes himself as the latter, with a special appreciation for those who perform, having attempted himself to enter this category. Having played saxophone in high school jazz, rock and roll and concert bands, he took a half-century break to do other things, spending eight years flying for the Air Force and 32 flying for American Airlines.
Now retired he devotes time to learning about the music he’s been listening to since he was a kid. He says he has no illusions that he will attain any notoriety as a performer, but he practices with his jam band weekly. When the weather is nice, you can find Jim playing sax on the streets of Portsmouth.