Basic Background Info
Jim Bogios was born near San Francisco,California, and he resides there today. Jim Bogios began playing drums in elementary school, and he studied privately with Greg Sudmeier. Jim Bogios joined his first band at 12 and joined the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra in high school after his father, a trumpet player, advised him to do so. Simultaneously, Jim Bogios studied privately with Jack Van Geem, the principle percussionist of the San Francisco Symphony.
Jim Bogios left the Bay Area briefly for college, but returned to join the band Papa's Culture in 1992. Four years later, Jim Bogios got his big break and was hired to play drums and back up vocals for Sheryl Crow. He toured and recorded with Crow for eight years; during that time he performed with luminaries such as Eric Clapton, Prince, and Keith Richards.
In 2003, Counting Crows was looking for a drummer. Their former drummer, Ben Mize, had left to pursue solo work and be closer to his family. Counting Crows approached Jim Bogios with the offer to replace Mize, and he accepted. Jim Bogios performed with the band for the first time on theiralbum, Films About Ghosts, released in 2003. A song from the album,"Accidentally in Love," appeared on the soundtrack of the animated movie Shrek 2. The song was nominated for an Academy Award. When the bassist for Counting Crows left in 2004, following a tour supporting their Hard Candy album, he was replaced by an old coworker of Jim Bogios from Ben Folds, Millard Powers.
Jim Bogios has expressed a distaste for time off, so he spends his off hours from Counting Crows working with other bands, such as his side project, Glider.
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