Jimmy Smith Band
Saturday, June 30 @ 8:00 pm| $20
Doors open 7PM | Show starts at 8PM
$20 Online | $25 Phone & Box Office
Front Row Table $140
4 Seats Per Table ($35 per seat)
Jimmy Smith Band After almost a decade of great live music and 3 recordings the Jimmy Smith Band bids farewell to the Bay Area with an exciting “Good Bye” Show, June 30th at the Empress Theater. With lot’s of surprises and special guests it’s a do not miss show. Plenty of great music, dancing and of course the amazing Empress Theater beautiful surrounds and sounds will make this a night to remember!
Over the years, Jimmy’s keyboards have partnered with a diverse group of musicians and bands, including Doyle Bramhall III, Steve Kimock, Luther Tucker, Charlie Musslewhite, Nick Gravenites, Norton Buffalo, Larry Graham, Robert Palmer, Guitar Shorty, Little Jimmy Reed, Kenny Neal, Freddie Roulette, Sonny Rhodes, and Tia Carroll. Jimmy’s bands have opened for such greats as Bonnie Raitt, Tower of Power, Little Feat, and the Average White Band. Now, all those years of music combine to bring the Jimmy Smith Band to center stage.
With the third album from California’s Jimmy Smith Band, T’Bird and a Redhead, the 1950’s are what listeners will (re)experience. It’s an ensemble blues collection, pure and simple, featuring ten covers and the original title track. Jimmy Smith is a craftsman, with a conversational tone and laid-back style, he gets the job done. As for the other musicians, they do a commendable job of combining 1950’s pep with 2000-teens’ edge. Key highlights are harmonica on several tracks, horns, and drums on the va-va-voom opener. Their fans will surely love it, and for those who’ve never heard them, it’s a fine introduction. Reviewer Rainey Wetnight for Blues Blast Magazine.