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|