Jim Kassis (percussion) moved to the Bay Area from Boise, Idaho in 1986 to study percussion at San Jose State University. He has performed with the symphonies of Oakland, Berkeley, San Jose, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, and Monterey, and with Opera San Jose, Broadway San Jose, and the Cabrillo Festival in Santa Cruz. Jim has taught drums and percussion at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View since 1993.

[from program for February 10, 2020 concert]