CONTACT: Dr. Bruce Gundersen - 801-272-8471

email: Bruce

Biographical Sketch

JIM B was organized in October of 2012 with a destiny to keep the tradition of pure and intense entertainment mixed with a delightful touch of high-class humor and the wonderful enchanting variety of musical styles. Now, JIM B offers a revised version of the popular "Songs Across America."

With a Tenor like Bruce Gundersen, the sky is the limit. He is a District Gold Medal winner and producer of the Saltaires Show Chorus. His 35 years of quartet experience have been enhanced by special musical theater appearances at Pioneer Theater Company in "The Music Man" and My One and Only. He conducted chorus and orchestra for a community Messiah sing-in in Holladay for 7 years. As a founding member of Salt City Transfer, he has developed a unique ability to entertain both young and old alike with the craft of a capella singing. He has a district Gold Medal with Spellbound, First Place Novice with "The Next Best Thing" 6 District Gold Medals and 5 International Top Ten finishes with the Saltaires and has spent the past 7 years as producer and manager for the Saltaires shows. Now with JIM B, we find him singing those incredible tenor tags with the versatility to carry the melody on the modern harmony selections. Add to this, the always unexpected and enchanting timing of quick wit and you have an unequaled entertainment package.

And the Lead, Jay Gundersen has appeared as a regular orchestra and musical director at the Grand Theater of Salt Lake Community College with credits of Brigadoon, Damn Yankees, Gypsy, Paint Your Wagon, Annie Get Your Gun, at Hale Center Theater - Forever Plaid, Oliver, other appearances at Desert Star playhouse, and currently teaches vocal music at Skyline High School where he continues to have gold medal winning boys and girls barbershop choruses. He has First Place Novice with "The Next Best Thing" a District Gold Medal and an International Top Ten finish with the Saltaires. His years of experience with Salt City Transfer and musical performance excellence provide a rare opportunity for JIM B to achieve unequalled acclaim.

Baritone, Mark Crapo is a talented musician with singing and entertaining experience in the local market.  He spent several years as lead with the South Town Tradition, a top ten RMD barbershop quartet and has a host of top ten international finishes with the Saltaires.  His contribution to SpellBound as the baritone with an unlimited upper range has helped enable the group to include some of the finest pieces of music with virtuoso arrangements.  These numbers added to any repertoire make for an incredible performance every time.

Add Ian Robbins as bass and you have a set of pipes that resonate like none ever heard before.  He is also a Saltaire with two district championships and three top ten international finishes.  His entertainment experience transcends the typical bass singing of the barbershop realm through a set of appearances in musical theater that include “My One and Only”, “The Wiz”, “Guys and Dolls”, “42nd Street” and “Oklahoma” as well as an accomplished Jazz Trombone Player. His award winning years of entertainment experience with “The Next Best Thing,” "SpellBound" and "Salt City Transfer" provide for a program capability sure to delight all.

Combined, these singers have over 165 years of entertainment and singing experience. They bring a wealth of talent and a host of stage performances to any show and are certain to leave your audience wanting more. Their varied and unique repertoire provides a delightful bit of relaxing entertainment for any occasion from an after dinner floor show to a full staged concert. Whatever your needs, if you want the best vocal entertainment, call now, as they are guaranteed to leave your entire audience wanting more of JIM B.

CONTACT: Bruce Gundersen - 801-673-7591

To contact Bruce Gundersen call (801) 673-7591 or send e-mail to brucegundersen@gmail.com