JIM LAEV is a Pianist, Conductor, Composer/Lyricist, Arranger and Vocal Coach.
Jim traveled the greater, and greatest, part of 2019 making music around the globe as Associate Conductor and Pianist for Hugh Jackman's International Arena Tour Hugh Jackman: The Man, The Music, The Show.
Broadway credits, as conductor and pianist, include Hugh Jackman - Back On Broadway, Cabaret, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, The Boy From Oz, La Cage Aux Folles, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Misérables, Starlight Express. International credits include Hugh Jackman Live In Concert (Five-city Australian arena tour, Istanbul, Toronto), Cats (Paris), Fame (European tour).
Jim's song "When I Walk My Dog" was just named a Top 5 Finalist in the 20th Annual Great American Song Contest as well as a Semifinalist in the Music City Song Star Contest. His song "Sand Me Down" was selected as a Top 5 Winner in the Christian/Inspirational category of the 19th Annual Great American Song Contest. His songs have been recorded for several editions of Broadway’s Greatest Gifts: Carols For A Cure, sung by artists such as Hugh Jackman, and the Broadway casts of The Boy From Oz, Gypsy and Cabaret. His work includes the Ace award-winning musical film, The Story of the Dancing Frog, starring Amanda Plummer (HBO). His choral piece Sunday Times debuted at Carnegie Hall sung by the New York City Gay Men’s Choir.