Jaimoe's Jasssz Band


Saturday December 23, 2017 @ 8:00 PM




JAIMOE'S JASSSZ BAND returns to the Bridge Street stage for a special Holiday Bash on Saturday, December 23rd at 8 pm!

Legendary drummer, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, Jaimoe and his Jasssz Band play American music. They combine elements of Jazz, Blues, Rock-n-Roll, and R&B into a unique blend that captures the spirit and stirs the soul. Their repertoire ranges from new interpretations of classic tunes, as well as original songs that are classics in the making.

Born in Mississippi in 1944, Jaimoe came up, as did so many Southern musicians at the time, playing the soul music circuit. One of his first big breaks—and one of his most treasured recollections— was touring behind the legendary R&B trailblazer Otis Redding. “I learned so much from Otis,” Jaimoe says now. In 1969, a few years after his experiences with Redding, Jaimoe found himself in Macon, Georgia, where he was introduced to a young hotshot guitarist named Duane Allman by record execs Phil Walden and Jerry Wexler. “I guess they figured that a long-haired hippie and a strange-ass drummer would be good together,” Jaimoe says. Along with Duane’s younger brother Gregg on keyboards, second guitarist Dickey Betts, and an exceptional rhythm section that included bassist Berry Oakley and Jaimoe’s 40-plus-year drum partner Butch Trucks, the Allman Brothers Band was soon on its way to immortality.

The Allmans’ place in rock history is set in stone, but at the moment Jaimoe’s excitement is directed toward the Jasssz Band. “We’re not gonna guide it this way or that way,” he says. “We’re gonna let it go and we’re gonna tag along for the ride. It’s improvised music and it’s American music. That’s why it’s Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, because improvised American music is jazz.”

Tickets to see the sensational Jaimoe's Jasssz Band live from 41 Bridge Street are $25 for General Admission and $35 for VIP Reserved (+ fees)--it's the perfect holiday excursion for your friends and family, so what are you waiting for?! Get your tickets today!


Tickets:

$25, $35