Jim Banman was born and raised in Vanderhoof, BC. He started playing piano at the age of 8 and began giving piano lessons at the age of 16. At 17 he spent a summer at the Banff School of Fine Arts for gifted youth.
After high school he attended Trinity Western University majoring in piano and voice and touring throughout BC with singing groups to perform in churches of various denominations.
After receiving a teacher’s certificate and teaching briefly, he returned to school to study Piano Technology for two years at George Brown College in Toronto.
Jim sang with A Cappella Plus and the Island Consort Chamber Choir in Nanaimo for several years before moving to Chilliwack in 2010.
Presently, Jim is a teacher at Cascade Christian School. He also keeps busy with volunteer work at church and as the conductor of the Chilliwack Songs of Praise, as well as a board member and a sound/media technician. He sings bass in Belle Voci.