Jim Cliff


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Former Director of Product Development & Graphic Design
Company Name
Hal Leonard

Jim Cliff remembers taking the bus into Minneapolis when he was eight years old to take accordion lessons. It was the beginning of his life-long love of making music. Among his career highlights was writing and arranging instructional music books, which were published by Hal Leonard and provided countless other musicians with the joy of making music! After joining the Hal Leonard staff, Jim managed the creative and production of all keyboard publications including the Hal Leonard Artists Seriesfeaturing such organists as Lenny Dee, Rosemary Bailey and Glenn Derringer. Before working in the music publishing field, Jim operated a piano and organ music studio and appeared in concerts for the Holcombe Lindquist company in Houston.