Unveil the curtain behind your favorite musical production in Center Stage, where you'll learn what it takes to manage and perform at the highest level attainable. Percussionist, music coordinator, and personnel manager, Neglia takes readers through a journey of self-discovery through the documentation of his travels through Europe, jaw-dropping stories of behind-the-scenes drama in the symphony, and his musical heritage. Feel like a passenger alongside Neglia's excursions through the Alps and a player in one of Jim's productions as he details the events that have shaped him into the successful man he is today. Fans of Bob Dylan's Chronicles or Amanda Palmer's The Art of Asking will enjoy the candid, raw nature of Neglia's story of sacrifice, passion, and a question of ethics that threaten to drive his life and career into the ground. Center Stage will cause readers to laugh, cry, and laugh until they cry as they examine their own values and goals alongside Neglia.
About the Author
Jim Neglia is a veteran force in the Performing Arts. He has been a working percussionist as well as music contractor, personnel manager and music coordinator for more than 30 years, working closely with some of the best-known names in the industry. During his career, he performed with the New Jersey Symphony, New York City Opera, and performed live on the radio program All Things Considered. Jim's career also took him abroad working in 27 countries as a solo and orchestral percussionist. He has appeared and performed in motion pictures, "I love NY", with Christopher Plummer as well as "Joe Goulds Secret" with Stanley Tucci. Jim keeps a busy schedule as an International Music Coordinator for multiple organizations and tours. He resides in Florham Park, New Jersey with his wife Alexandra, and two sons Phillip and Daniel. For relaxation, he enjoys reading, writing, collection autographs of classical composers.