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 40 years, Jim has continued this dream career and it remains one of his greatest joys and accomplishments.

Early on, Jim’s career was marked by a wide variety of productions. While working as Orchestra Personnel Manager of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra he also served as the House Contractor for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The NJPAC produced a diverse rang of performances, from fully-staged productions of My Fair LadyThe Rat PackThe King & ISome Like it Hot, and Evita to other single engagements with Johnny MathisBernadette Peters & Patty AustinChris BottiSpike Lee, and many more!

As his career progressed, Jim became the Music Coordinator with Town Square Productions on their production of A Tale of Two Cities the musical, which opened at the Asolo Repertory Theater in Sarasota, Florida,  and later at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in NYC. Jim also worked with Town Square Productions on the Off-Broadway production of smash-hit, Disenchanted! the musical.

As Music Contractor & Coordinator, Jim has had the pleasure of working with Phil Ehart (original drummer and manager) on the 50th Anniversary Tour with rock band KANSAS. Jim has also enjoyed many collaborations with Chicago-based company, AWR Music, as well as MPG-Live a New York-based company, on several tours including Game of Thrones, Hans Zimmer Live, The WHO Moving On, The WHO Hits Back, “Weird Al” Yankovic Strings Attached, Video Games Live, Hugh Jackman: The Man, The Music, The Show as well as The Legend of Zelda, Symphony of the Goddesses, Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy, Assassin’s Creed, The Godfather 50th Anniversary Tour, The Batman 2022, Batman 1989 35th Anniversary Tour, and The SONIC Symphony . Jim’s has partnered up with Japan-based company, SOHO-LIVE, The Stardew Valley, Festival of Season, covering The United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, The United Kingdom, New Zealand, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and Japan.

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, The NIKE Innovation Summit 2016, the famous desert concerts for Michelin Tires in Palm Springs, California, the New York Fashion Show with Michael Kors, and the festivities surrounding the opening of APPLE TV.

Since 1998, Jim has contracted for World Strides, a company that hosts the nation’s youth at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City.

Jim Neglia is the author of four books: Onward and UpwardCenter Stage, Visitors from the Past and Music Is In Our Blood.

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