About the composer Jim Centorino works in a wide range of musical genres. He studied composition under the direction of Hugo F. Norden at the Boston Conservatory of Music. His first five albums, FOOTSTEPS IN THE SAND, IVORY, IT'S CHRISTMAS EVERY WHERE, PORTRAITS OF AMERICA, and THREE DREAMS have received worldwide airplay and critical acclaim. He works and resides in Southern California. IVORY, A CELEBRATION OF WILDLIFE is an evocative, unique collection of original, instrumental compositions, each musically descriptive of a different endangered or threatened animal. Sales of this album donate toward organizations which protect or care for endangered species.