Jim Sullivan explores the versatility of the clarinet and bass clarinet family in an expansive scope of styles and repertoire. Collaborations range from free improvisation with Vinnie Golia, Stravinsky's L'Histoire du soldat with Martin Chalifour, and several years playing with the Brad Dutz Quartet.
He honed his microtonal skills studying maqam while playing for a decade with classical Arabic ensemble Kan Zaman. His just intonation background includes premiering and recording Ben Johnston's Parable and participating in the creation and recording of composer Andrew McIntosh's Symmetry Etudes.
Additionally, he has performed with Partch Ensemble. Classical orchestral performance includes work with Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pasadena Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony and Seattle Symphony. He has appeared as soloist on the series Jacaranda, Green Umbrella, Boston Court, and Microfest.