Through his affiliation with X-Ray Dog/BMG Music Publishing (Hollywood, CA), Jim's music has been featured in trailers for numerous films, including Gravity, Toy Story 3, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He has written for a number of popular TV shows, including John and Kate Plus Eight and Nineteen Kids and Counting. Recent large-scale projects include music for a feature-length Bollywood film: Love, Pyar, Whatever, (Indus Valley Films) and The Day the 60's Died for PBS.
Crew earned a Master's Degree in Jazz Studies from NC Central University. He joined the faculty of the Jazz Studies Department at East Carolina University in 2015, teaching music technology, arranging, improvisation, and piano.
Crew maintains a busy performance schedule with Sidecar Social Club, playing concerts, festivals, and clubs throughout the southeast.