The driving force behind a lot of the GHG's style and musical feel is directly related to Jim and his "booming bass" sound. One of Jim's many qualities is his wonderful solo voice. His version of Tennessee Ernie Ford's 16 Tons is one of the GHG's most requested songs.
He is a choral music professor at the University Of Missouri St Louis. He has a PHD in music but the GHG guys still refuse to call him DR JIMMY! He is the musical director for the Ambassadors Of Harmony, a 100+ men's chorus singing a wide variety of a cappella music and were crowned 2004 & 2009 International Champions of the barbershop harmony society.
Jim is in a new quartet called Crossroads who were named International Champions in 2009 making Jim the ONLY man in barbershop history to win a gold medal in a quartet and direct the winning chorus in the same year!
Jim joined the barbershop society at a very early age (11) and became addicted in all types of music. He arranges many of the songs for the GHG including the popular Eine Kleine NOT Musik and I Still Can't Say Goodbye (a tribute to Jim and Rob's father Bob Henry).
Jim and his wife Geda live in St Peters, MO with their daughter Gea Rose and their son Isaiah Bennett. Their older daughter Lydia lives in Germany and has two wonderful children of her own.