Jim Neglia is a veteran force in the Performing Arts. He has been a working percussionist as well as an international music contractor and orchestra personnel manager for more than 35 years, working closely with some of the best-known names in the industry. From classical artists André Watts and Yo-Yo-Ma, to such contemporary artists as Huge Jackman and The Who, Neglia covers the entire gamut of music production and performance.
During his career, he performed with The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, The New York City Opera, Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus, and performed live on the radio program All Things Considered. He has made various recordings for RCA, Decca, Albany, and Leonarda Records. Jim's career also took him abroad, working in 27 countries as a solo and orchestral percussionist. He has appeared and performed in the motion pictures I love NY with Christopher Plummer and Joe Gould's Secret with Stanley Tucci.
After writing his autobiographical books, Onward and Upward and Center Stage, Neglia took a break from writing about the on-stage portion of his life to concentrate on the off-stage, collector's side. During the pandemic of 2020, Neglia published Visitors from the Past, where he shares his collection of visiting cards of famous composers, conductors, and instrumentalists. Neglia's collection is the most extensive collection in the world.
Currently, Jim keeps a busy schedule as an orchestra personnel manager and international music coordinator. He resides in Florham Park, New Jersey, with his wife, Alexandra, and son, Daniel. For relaxation, he enjoys reading, writing, and collecting autographs and visiting cards, while keeping his website, www.JimNeglia.com, up to date.