Jim grew up in Medford, MA, and started playing drums at the age of fourteen. While attending The Berklee School of Music in Boston he began performing around the New England area. Jim began a jazz vocal career and has recorded seven critically acclaimed CDs, performed in jazz and cabaret settings in the Northeast, London, San Francisco, The Virgin Islands, and Vancouver. He was also the featured vocalist at Boston's Ritz Carlton and Boston's prestigious Bay Tower Room. Jim has been the featured vocalist with the Artie Shaw Orchestra, and also is the leader of the swing band "Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphires".He performed as the lead vocalist with the group Primavera!, a tribute show to the music of Louis Prima and Keely Smith. For several years he traveled the country with the show "The 3 Swingin Tenors" and presently performs a show with his daughter Renee Legendre called "Just the Two of Us" and is the lead vocalist with "GUMBO" presenting the music of New Orleans.