Jim Bogios was born in the Bay Area where he still resides today. After many long hours banging on Mama Bogios's pots and pans, Jim finally began playing music in elementary school and studying privately with Greg Sudmeier.
He joined his first of many bands at the age of 12 and while in high school began to participate in the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra on the advice of this father, San Francisco Symphony trumpet player Chris Bogios. At about the same time Jim expanded his private studies to include Jack Van Geem, principle percussionist with the San Francisco Symphony as well.
After a few years out of state attending college Jim returned to the Bay Area in 1992 to join Papa's Culture. This extremely diverse and highly entertaining band turned out to be a huge influence both musically and personally in young Mr. Bogios's life. It was with Papa's Culture that Jim met his lifelong friends and musical compadres E. Blake Davis and David Immergluck.
In 1996 Jim landed the gig playing drums and signing for Sheryl Crow. This too would end up being a long lasting and life altering experience as he spent eight years with Sheryl doing countless tours, TV shows, and recordings. However, in January 2003, Counting Crows came calling and made Jim an offer he couldn't refuse...to be a band member. Jim Bogios decided to join Counting Crows and has been touring non-stop with the band ever since. He also has recorded his first songs with the band on their Best of CD, "Films About Ghosts", and on the Shrek 2 soundtrack with the Oscar nominated "Accidentally in Love."
Not playing has always made Jimmy a dull boy so during his off time he has always toured and recorded with other artists. In 2000 Jim played drums for the highly successfuly Dixie Chicks Fly Tour. In 2001 he joined Ben Folds for the Rockin' the Suburbs tour and recorded on releases from Eagle-Eye Cherry Present/Future, Mark Eitzel Invisible Man, and Chuck Prophet No Other Love and Age of Miracles to name a few. Jim is looking forward to continued success with Counting Crows (jinx) and when at home, trying to keep his side project GLIDER together with fellow band mate David Immergluck.Source