Jim Dufala


Jim Dufala


Music has always been a love in Jim's life. It is rewarding to see the smiles and joy music brings to people, friends and family.

Jim began learning guitar at the age of 6 through private instruction. He began performing with professional bands at the age of 13 in 1963. Jim taught guitar at Village Music Bay Village, DiFiore’s, and Framingham Music Framingham in MA. He studied music theory while studying engineering in Boston, MA. Jimmy studied guitar under the direction of professional jazz guitarist, Tony Mottola.

Jim's hobby was to play the professional jazz guitar, which led him into the professional jazz circuit performing at clubs like Capriccios, The Sticky Wicket, Club 54, Newport Jazz Festival, Waterbury Coach House, Murphy’s Place and many others.

Currently, Jim directs and performs with South Street Jazz Co.


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