Jim Serediak has been writing songs and guitar instrumentals since receiving his first guitar at age eleven.
Self taught until his early twenties, Jim's compositional and instrumental skills took on a more schooled outlook with studies in the music program at what is now called MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. It was during this period of study that Jim pursued his interest in classical guitar and electro acoustic music as well, and also began cultivating a public interest in his music through appearances at folk festivals, on radio and through concert performances. These include The Edmonton Folk Festival, The North Country Fair, The Leonard Cohen Conference, The Full Moon Folk Club, The Nickelodeon Music Club, Festival Place Patio Series, features on national CBC Radio and CKUA Radio amongst many others.
In recent years, Jim has chosen to do fewer live performances in favour of more time spent in the recording studio. He also continues to dedicate energy towards his passion for photograpy.
PENGUIN EGGS: In reference to Jim's recordings --- "This is a musical love letter to the Canadian landscape. The atmospheric songs paint watercolours of rural Canada, with a few detours into the cities."
LEGACY MAGAZINE: In regard to the release of "The Transcendent Sky", Ron Chalmers writes --- "It's an album to lift your spirits and clear your mind on a sunny afternoon or star-filled night."
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Reviewer Roger Levesque writes --- "When a new Serediak album shows up, you can bet it will be worth hearing.
CBC Q: In regard to Jim's 'The Transcendent Sky" release Q comments --- "Nice guitar work - sweet"
CBC The Signal: In reference to Jim's song 'Just Across the Border' from his 'On Nature's Edge' CD, Laurie Brown comments --- "Sounds wonderful ... great job!"