I have a few repairmen that I can recommend when you are back on the road again…. wishful thinking on my part…..
Jim Germann is a professional woodwind musician, playing flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and saxophone with a degree from Berklee College of Music in composition. While performing as a musician in Los Angeles, Jim worked with Oleg Garbuzov, repairing woodwind instruments for professionals, including top studio musicians from around the world.
Instrument Repair Experience
When Jim moved to Pittsburgh, PA, he developed a local following. While still playing with the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Civic Light Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops, he co-owned Hollis and Germann Music. His business was the premier wind instrument shop in the Pittsburgh area. Musicians would drive for hours to make sure their instruments were only repaired by Jim. He continues to receive horns to repair from loyal customers across the country.
Jim Germann has been trusted to repair woodwind instruments of musicians in a variety of professional jazz and orchestral ensembles including: Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Los Angeles studio musicians, Phoenix Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, Tower of Power
Woodwind Performance Experience
In addition to repairing woodwind instruments, Jim has remained an in-demand woodwind performer in a variety of styles including jazz, muscial theater and classical.
He has been heard in countless ensembles over the years.
Touring acts: Al Hirt, Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman
Bands: Bill Holman’s Band, Bill Watrous, Bob Florence, Gordon Brisker, Pat Longo, Roger Neuman
Orchestras: Phoenix Symphony, Phoenix Theater, Pittsburgh Broadway Series, Pittsburgh Civic Light Orchestra, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Pittsburgh Symphony
Grammy Award Winning Recordings & Other Recordings
Jim was a musician in the bands that recorded: The New York Voices
Nancy Wilson’s Grammy Award-winning “Turned Blue” (2006)
Nancy Wilson’s Grammy Award-winning “R.S.V.P.” (2004)
Passion for his Craft
Jim’s skill in playing woodwind instruments and passion for fine-tuning the craft has led him to be one of the foremost woodwind repair artists in the country. Since he knows how a good horn should feel and play, he can sense when something isn’t quite right and make adjustments that will bring out the very best in every instrument.
New Location in Phoenix
Jim and his wife recently moved to Arizona to
be closer to their children and open a new shop. He continues to do
what he knows and loves: playing woodwind instruments and bringing his
customers the opportunity to play the very best instruments too.
WOODWINDS BY GERMANN
15414 N. 7th St. Suite 7
Phoenix, AZ 85022