Jim Kelly is a professor of guitar at Berklee College of Music, where he has taught since 1974 and mentored thousands of guitarists.
- Alumnus, Berklee College of Music
- Performances with Gary Burton, Jim Odgren, Duke Robillard, and others
- Leader on the CD The Sled Dogs, The Music of Jim Kelly on RAM Records, Italy
- Recordings with the Berklee All-Stars and Duke Robillard’s Swing
- International clinician
- Author of Berklee Guitar Style Studies, previously released as the book/video series Jim Kelly’s Guitar Workshop and More Guitar Workshop