Diamond Jim Greene was born and raised in Chicago. He learned to play the guitar after meeting Blind Arvella Gray, a street performer in Chicago.
He performed in numerous blues band configurations over the years including with the Southern California-based, all acoustic, Blues Ambassadors during the mid 1980’s.
Since 1995, he toured extensively throughout Europe. In 1995, he recorded the album ‘Just A Dream’ in the Netherlands. He made a name for himself performing at the Chicago Blues Festival, the Long Beach Blues Festival and several years in the International Blues Festival at Lucerne (Switzerland).
More recent releases have been ‘Snapshots’ (2003), ‘Holdin’ On’ (2005) and ‘Surrounded’ (2012).
- Biography. Diamond Jim Greene website, retrieved 11 October 2017.