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Traditional jazz, pre-war blues, hokum songs, barrelhouse, Western Swing, stride, boogie woogie – all musical styles which strongly characterize the Jim Dandies’ sound, a dirty and rough sound, the sound of barrelhouses, brothels and juke joints during the 20s and 30s.
The Jim Dandies aim to take the audience by the hand and back in time, trying to give back that low-fi dimension to jazz and blues by bringing the listener’s ears back to their origins.
The project sparks from the impulse of pianist Paolo Fornara, Italian-born but artistically imbued with American vision.
In 2009 he founded one of the very first bands of traditional jazz and pre-war blues in Italy, the Vaudeville Stomp Revue, and in 2018 he formed the Jim Dandies, finding perfect harmony collaborating with Alessandra Perozzo on vocals, washboard and kazoo and Paolo Busatto on guitars, a collaboration born out of the trio’s common love for American original music.

Catch them at the following times and places:


Mon 22nd 15:30 Caffe Nero, Sutton Coldfield
Tue 23rd  14:00 Hagley Road Village 
Tue 23rd  20:00 Henry’s Blueshouse at The Bulls Head
Wed 24th  12:30 The Brasshouse
Wed 24th  19:30 Holiday Inn
Thu 25th  12:30 The Mailbox 
Thu 25th  20:00 Loft Lounge