Philadelphia based and internationally acclaimed pedal steel guitarist Jim Cohen brings a wide range of musical influences to his playing, including jazz, pop, country, rock and folk. A frequently featured guest at steel guitar shows throughout the US and in Europe, Jim has recorded 5 solo CDs and 2 with his Texas swing band, Beats Walkin'. Jim's latest release, "Pedal Steel Jazz" (2012) delves into the jazz standards repertoire and features some of the very best Philadelphia-area jazz musicians, including legendary jazz guitarist, Jimmy Bruno. To sweeten the pot even further, six of the world's greatest steel guitarists appear on the final track. This CD continues a half century tradition of exploring the rich jazz possibilities of the pedal steel guitar.