Over the past twelve years, The Jimmys have solidified their brand of Blues and R&B across the Midwest, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. Led by multiple award-winning keyboardist/organist Jimmy Voegeli, the band has been named a "festival favorite" in numerous reviews and magazines. With Voegeli is an all-star rhythm section featuring:
Chris Sandoval, Drums (Tommy Castro)
John Wartenweiler, Bass (The Crashers)
Blues veteran Perry Weber, guitar (Hurbert Sumlin)
Their unique sound is capped off with Wisconsin's best horn section. These three honed their skills over the years playing with the original Funky Drummer himself, Clyde Stubblefield.
Pete Ross, Saxophone (Glenn Miller Orchestra)
Mike Boman, Trumpet (Youngblood Brass Band)
Joe Goltz, Trombone (Youngblood Brass Band)
A Hammond Organ Artist, Jimmy's won MAMA (Madison Area Music Award) awards for "Keyboardist of the Year" in 2010, 2012 & 2015. Jimmy also received WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) awards for "Keyboardist of the Year" in 2011 and 2015. In 2015 The Jimmys won a MAMA award for "Blues Performer of the Year" and in 2012 earned a WAMI award for "Best Swing/Big Band Ensemble."
What they say about the Jimmys:
"The Jimmys are one hard act to follow at a blues festival...they've got it all: songs, musicianship and showmanship. Great guys. Great Sounds!" - Tinsley Ellis, recording artist
"Killer horns, greasy guitars, funky keys, and a rhythm section with a heart and soul the size of Brazil. This is a GREAT band that plays blues and everything else in between. Get ready for The Jimmys!" - Bryan Lee, Braille Blues Daddy
"The Jimmys are one of the summer festival seasons top 10 acts" - Arnold Goodman, Elmore Magazine
"The Jimmys continue climbing charts and blazing new trails, leaving smiling faces and dazzled crowds wherever they go."
To keep y'all as safe as possible, things might look a little different when you get here for this show. We appreciate your cooperation in wearing masks while you're here (singing/cheering encouraged...but WAAAYYY safer with a mask on!) We've also spaced out the chairs, added cocktail tables, put hand sanitizer EVERYWHERE and a few other things. Check out all of our Wellness Initiatives here. Thank you for understanding and for your continued support of the Thrasher Opera House!