Jimi JonesJimi Jones

drums, backing vocals

Jimi Jones is a native of Akron, Ohio where he studied piano, percussion and trumpet at the University of Akron Conservatory of Music while still in high school.

His early influences include Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Art Blakey and Tony Williams. Being from Ohio Jimi was also influenced by such great funk pioneers as the Ohio Players and James Brown, soul artists who recorded on the “King" label out of Cincinnati.

Ted notes, “Jimi was my first choice on drums because he can lay down the funk and play any jazz tune with amazing sensitivity. He has big musical ears and comes to play."

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