Greetings to you, adventurous musically inclined web surfer! Welcome to I hope you’ll have an enjoyable experience on the site, and that you’ll find treats for your ears, mind, and spirit.

New Releases

Lesser Vice (reggae/jazz/dub single) and Live in Japan (jazz trio album) now available everywhere!

Read Geno Thackara’s review of Live in Japan on All About Jazz. 3×3: Piano Trios: October 2021

Lesser Vice and Live in Japan were successfully funded on Kickstarter. Shout out to all of you who backed the project! Check out the campaign here: Word Out “Live in Japan” album + bonus single “Lesser Vice”

Upcoming Live Shows

No shows booked at the moment.


AfuriKo – an African infused jazz duo I co-lead with my wife (and stunning percussionist!) Akiko Horii;

Jim Funnell’s Word Out – my band (a piano driven trio at its core, although sometimes expanded to include extra instrumentalists) offers an eclectic mix of modern jazz, world jazz, free improvisation and jazz fusion;

FunJazz Piano Lessons – private lessons and resources such as transcriptions, arrangements, exercises, and so forth… For the curious student looking to improve her/his jazz language, build a repertoire, jam out, and/or produce music!

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