Shoot for the Moon
Jimmy's primary focus is to create original music combining traditional Jazz with contemporary concepts. Jimmy is a highly regarded keyboardist in the Sacramento, California region for the last 35 years. He has performed with the legendary saxophonist, David 'Fathead' Newman, The 'Late, Great' David Ruffin, formerly of the Temptations, Percy Sledge, the Drifters, the Shirelles, Owens Brothers, and Jimmy Robinson. Important performances include: The Oak Park Summer Series 1999, opening act for Jeffrey Osborne, California State Fair in 2002, including various venues at the California State Fair in 2003, and 2004 ( to include the opening reception for 2004), the Gourmet Food and Wine Festival 2004. Jimmy performed for many classic events, including Sacramento Regional Transit events, Cosumnes River College events, 'Grapes' restaurant, Harlow's, National Coalition of 100 Black Men & 100 Black Women Associations, Fountain Plaza Summer Jazz Series in Placerville, the Elk Grove Jazz Festival 2003, Meadowview Jazz Festival 2003, Stockton Jazz Festival 2003, Crocker Art Museum, 'The Stock Market', 'Savannah's' and occasional opportunities to work with Jimmy Robinson, Sacramento's Jazz Institution. As a journeyman musician, Jimmy performs with many other musical organizations including 'Carol J. Toca', 'On Air', 'Analysis', Al Zaid of 'The Platters', Dewey Parker, 'What It Is', 'Akimbo', and occasional opportunities to work with 'Mercy Me! (Band)'.