In 1983, the Tcherepnin Society offered Jim Neglia his first contracting job at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. After the success of the evening, Jim knew his calling: secure top-notch ensembles to perform at world-class venues. For over 35 years, Jim has continued this dream career and it remains one of his greatest joys and accomplishments.
Jim worked as Orchestra Personnel Manager of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and served as the House Contractor for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The NJPAC produced performances ranging from fully-staged productions of My Fair Lady, The Rat Pack, The King & I, Some Like it Hot, and Evita to other single engagements with Johnny Mathis, Bernadette Peters & Patty Austin, Chris Botti, Spike Lee and many more!
As Music Coordinator Jim worked with Town Square Productions on their production of A Tale of Two Cities the musical, opening at the Asolo Repertory Theater in Sarasota, FL and the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in NYC, as well as the Off-Broadway production of smash-hit, Disenchanted! the musical.
As Music Contractor & Coordinator, Jim has had the pleasure of working on several tours including Game of Thrones, Hans Zimmer Live, The WHO Moving On. “Weird Al” Yankovic Strings Attached, Video Games Live, Hugh Jackman: The Man, The Music, The Show with AWR Music as well as The Legend of Zelda, Symphony of the Goddesses, Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy, and Assassin’s Creed with MGP Live.
Jim worked with Bureau Betak coordinating and producing the music, commercial and webcast of the unveiling of uniforms worn at the Brazil 2016 Summer Olympics. Other productions include Prequell x NIKE Innovation Summit 2016, the famous desert concerts for Michelin Tires in Palm Springs, CA, and the New York Fashion Show with Michael Kors.
Since 1998, Jim has contracted for World Strides, a company that hosts the nation’s youth at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
Jim Neglia is currently the Orchestra Personnel Manager of the Jacksonville Symphony and is the author of Onward and Upward, Center Stage, Visitors from the Past and Music Is In Our Blood.