Biography

Biography

“I don’t write music, I discover it.” – Jim Dorman

Musical adventurer Jim Dorman brings audiences with him on journeys of discovery.

His works evoke natural beauty, the joy of sharing and the awe & mystery of living in a world filled with things beyond our understanding — all presented in an accessible and relaxing style.

Drawing upon influences from a diverse and varied group that ranges from George Carlin to Ray Charles to Vince Guaraldi, Jim Dorman’s music carries positive energy; he reminds listeners that even serious things can be done with joy.

Mr. Dorman also looks to artists like Kitaro and R. Carlos Nakai, crafting music that embraces the grandeur of nature, with songs that encompass the entire cosmos to those focusing on a single leaf.  Nature is a constant influence in Mr. Dorman’s work.  A song entitled “1-2-3” is all about a summer afternoon in a burgeoning flower garden, while “Cellular Telephone” is an ode to the resilience, diversity, and tenacity of life in the entire universe.

In songs such as “Ocean Amblin'” and “Orenco Express,” Jim Dorman explores the thrill of adventure and the fun of sharing journeys with others.  “Black Irish” and “The Sugar Cube Waltz” explore the mystical depths of dreams and the dimensions of life that exist just beyond waking perceptions.

Discovering the extraordinary in the everyday is what Jim Dorman’s music and message are all about.

From expansive cosmic visions to going on safari in your own yard, the ideas in his music speak of balance, showing that every moment is sacred, but also reminding us not to take ourselves too seriously.

Abridged Bio

Jim Dorman is a musical adventurer who brings audiences with him on a journey of discovery.  His music combines vivid images of natural beauty and the joy of sharing with the awe and mystery of living in a world filled with things beyond our understanding, all presented in an accessible and relaxing style.

From expansive cosmic visions to going on safari in your own yard, discovering the extraordinary in the everyday is what Jim Dorman’s music and message are all about.  A message that speaks of balance and shows that every moment is sacred, while reminding us not to take ourselves too seriously.