Glen Ellyn, IL
JIP is an independent four piece rock band from the Chicagoland area.
JIP’s sound can be described as, “indie alternative rock with a smile”.
JIP was created in 2001 as a solo project by singer/songwriter Jim Gwynn.
In 2011, as the project reached its 10th year JIP transitioned from solo home recordings to creating the album JIP: Year X at Million Yen Studios in Chicago with producer Andy Gerber. The 2011 release Year X found critical acclaim from the tracks such as, “Not Alone, Summer Lows, and Voices”. Year X also included a guest appearance by Grammy nominated artist, Tracy Bonham. JIP toured as an acoustic-duo in 2011 w/ Spencer Watson wrapping up the year with a closing show at Double Door in Chicago.
The success of Year X spurred the urge to work with other artists for songwriter, Jim Gwynn. This collaborative songwriting journey created the 2012 release JIP: Sparks, Flames, and Names. Sparks, Flames, and Names is a “breakup” album of sorts featuring 7 guest ar