Jim Donovan

Jim Donovan

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Jim Donovan, Faculty member at St. Francis university, is a master facilitator, inspirational trainer and world-class musician with over 25 years of leadership and performance experience. As a member of the 3 x platinum band Rusted Root, he co-led a successful, multi-million dollar organization.

Biography

Jim Donovan is a passionate master facilitator, inspirational trainer and world-class musician with over 25 years of leadership, facilitation and performance experience. As a member of the 3 time platinum band Rusted Root, he co-led a successful, multi-million dollar organization whose music is featured in major motion pictures such as Ice Age, Twister, and Matilda, as well as in network television shows such as American Idol, David Letterman, and Conan O'Brien. Music he has written and co-written has been featured in commercials for Enterprise Car Rental Company, MTV and Timbertech. His touring work with Rusted Root provided ample opportunity to share the arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant and Sting, among others. He was recently voted "Drum Circle Facilitator of the Year" by the readers of Drum! magazine.

Over the last fourteen years, Donovan has presented his inspirational programs and trainings at numerous Fortune 500 and multinational corporations such as Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, and FedEx. He also has presented at over 100 universities and high schools in the US and Europe.
Donovan is currently a member of the Fine Arts Faculty at Saint Francis University, where he trains health care professionals how to use music as a way to help children who have disabilities such as autism while pursuing an MS Degree in Educational Leadership.

SHIFT – a cutting edge, connective and welcoming program that fuses practical, common sense personal growth concepts with an energizing, interactive music-making experience. What makes Shift different than any other program out there is that students get to immediately experience and hear the power of their own engagement and teamwork (or lack thereof!).

During SHIFT, Jim Donovan expertly facilitates your participants through a series of interactive processes utilizing hand percussion (instruments are provided for everyone), movement, and their voices to help your new students create their own rhythm infused performance art. The design of SHIFT is to help students identify their own potentially problematic approaches to how they interact with the world and help them find their own solutions to those approaches. Along the way, students may be confronted with their own apathy or unwillingness to engage, and they may even find their own inner leader.

Discography

Jim Donovan with Rusted Root

Cruel Sun 1992
(0ver 300,000 sold)
When I Woke 1994
(Double Platinum 2 million plus sold)
Remember 1996
(Platinum over 1 million sold)
Evil Ways EP 1996
Rusted Root (Self Titled) 1998
(over 300k sold)
Welcome to My Party 2001
(over 100,000 sold)
Rusted Root Live 2004
Best of Rusted Root 2005

Jim Donovan Solo

Let Go 2010
Rhythmic Ear Training Volume 1 2010
World Rhythm Seeds Volume 1 2010
Rhythmic Foundation DVD 2007
Drum the Ecstatic
Live in Wellsville, NY 2008
Drum the Ecstatic International 2006
The Yoga of Drum and Chant 2006
Revelation #9 2004
Rhythmic Foundation Volume 1 2006
Rhythmic Foundation Volume 2 2006
Pulse : Music for Exploration Volume 2 2000
Indigo Music for Exploration Volume 1 1998