New Performance Venue Added to Tampa Music Academy
SHINEBOX Premiere Set for September 15th with FREE Concert
(August 23, 2018) — Following the successful Open House event earlier this summer, Local Rockentrepreneur Jim Chambers of Jim Chambers Music Box aka ‘Tampa’s Finest Music Academy,’ unveils a brand new performance space, SHINEBOX. The shiny new concert hall will cater to local, regional and national acts and is available for bookings now. The opening celebration of SHINEBOX is slated for September 15th with a line up chock full of JCMB’s most popular performers; Sick Hot, Favorite Habit and Victoria Grills. The show is All Ages with no cover charge. For more information and updated concert announcements follow SHINEBOX here.
For over six years, Chambers and JCMB has been dedicated to more than just teaching scales and rudiments, JCMB builds up young musicians while fostering a vibrant creative community. The performance academy is safe place for local kids (over 400 and counting) to explore, express and experiment. With his longtime experience as a Grammy® winning international music industry executive, Chambers’ experience serves as an added benefit for his students; his artist development expertise has lead to the formation of five album producing bands and six performing ensembles, who combined have performed over 150 live concerts. A Long Way From Kansas, Extra Celestial, Heroes For Hire, Sick Hot , Inkblot, are among the bands that have launched out of The Box. The groups have performed on local television, MLB & NFL sporting events, Gasparilla Music Festival, various benefits and more.
The Music Box was recently hailed by the critics in Creative Loafing as “Musician Incubator Of the Year.” With the new addition of the live performance space JCMB students are able to fine-tune their skills up on a stage in a club environment. SHINEBOX will also be available to all area promoters and agents. Chambers explains, “Early on in my music career – I was a concert promoter. I LOVED bringing new acts and people together with the hopes of a special music connection. With the advent of less and less performance space in The City of Tampa, I decided to dedicate part of JCMB into a premier live music room called SHINEBOX. This will super serve the students of JCMB, The city of Tampa Bay and the countless acts that need to play here.”
Jim Chambers efforts in the Tampa Bay Music scene were recently acknowledged by Tampa Bay’s Creative Loafing critics anointing Chamber’s Music Box — “Musician Incubator Of the Year–Critics Pick”, the school has been profiled recently in Creative Loafing, Tampa Bay Times, Creative Pinellas, and in international blogs Rock at Night , MNPR among others.
Jim Chambers is available for interview.
More about Jim Chambers Music Box:
Infamously proclaimed “the world’s finest music academy” when it was launched in 2013, Jim Chambers Music Box is a full service music instruction and learning academy based in Tampa Bay, Florida. THE BOX specializes in: drums, band formation, voice, guitar/bass, piano, violin, and ukulele. The school strives to hire the best music instructors and provide a comprehensive learning curriculum that includes 4 important elements: Excellent instruction, practice, performance and FUN! Designed with students in mind, THE BOX is THE best place to learn an instrument.
In addition to his responsibilities as founder of JCMB, Chambers manages four groups from the academy: Sick Hot, Favorite Habit, Heroes For Hire, The Raine.