Jim Mola enjoys a multifaceted career in music. He has performed or recorded with jazz legends Phil Woods, Hank Jones, and Stanley Turrentine; wildly diverse entertainers like Tony Bennett, Weird Al Yankovic and Henny Youngman; and has played drums as well as percussion on numerous recordings and commercials.
Jim is also active as a studio vocalist and voice-over artist, counting Family Guy, Robert DeNiro, NBC, Pixar, iHeart Radio, DL Hughley, The Smithsonian and many others as clients in commercials, radio and film. He has been the voice of the Jolly Green Giant, Pepperidge Farms Goldfish, Hefty Bags and many more.
As an educator, Jim is president of the New York chapter of the Percussive Arts Society and also serves on the PAS Drum Set Committee. He a member of the Sabian Education Network and spent a decade on the faculty of The Collective School of Music in New York City. Jim teaches privately in New York and remotely worldwide, leads a successful drum camp each summer, and also travels as a clinician.
Jim endorses Sabian cymbals, Vater drumsticks, Aquarian drumheads, Humes and Berg cases, Prologix practice pads, and Cympad cymbal optimizers.