TIMES & PLACES is an award winning collection of emotionally provoking songs mirroring times, places and events in my life. The songs were written to calm you the listener and force you to think about the times in your life that are important, precious or even tragic and to go within to revisit the joy and heal the pain. Winner of New Age Song Contest on Braodjam.com Winner of Best Classical Album of the Year 2007 MAMA Awards James Ripp BIO Pianist / Acoustic Guitarist, Jim Ripp has been playing music since the age of 2. He has become a well known musician and entertainer on the Madison WI, and Wisconsin Dells music scene. From playing solo piano at various clubs, hotels and restaurants to performing Duo with his wife Rana to his live shows with his band "The Beatnix", Jim covers a wide variety of music styles and genres that captivate any audience including; Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop and Alternative. Jim and his band have opened shows for Ernie Isley, Kurt Newman and Leon Russel. Covered Artists and styles include, Billy Joel, Elton John, Mark Cohn, James Taylor, George Winston, and a wide variety of Blues, Rock and Pop Artists.