Meet Jim

“Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, save perhaps two…” – Chopin

James Bacon studied under two of the top world-renowned classical guitarists, Benjamin Verdery and David Starobin at New York University and the Purchase College Conservatory of Music where, in 1986, he earned his B.F.A. in music performance. He has freelanced in the New York City and Hudson Valley areas as a solo musician and in various classical, jazz and blues groups. Among his many talents, Mr. Bacon has studied ballet and performed with the Ulster Ballet Company, is an avid swimmer and triathete, painter, and even holds a law degree. Currently Town Justice of New Paltz, Jim can also officiate your wedding as well as perform music!