Oral History Information
Jim LaDiana has developed his love of music in a variety of ways that have touched many people over his career. As an author he has written articles and a book about studio musicians, titled Strings of Memories - Jazz & Studio Guitar Pioneers. This book provides often overlooked details about many of the hit-makers we have enjoyed hearing without necessarily knowing their names. As an educator Jim designed the Music Experience Workshop program to serve special needs students which has benefited thousands of children and given credence to the powers of music. As a passionate musician and out of respect for our industry's history Jim has assisted the NAMM Oral History program, helping us to capture the important stories of people like Ray Scherr and Bob Bain. The Energizer Bunny has nothing on Jim!