The Jami Jamison Band is unique in that they can provide a great evening of entertainment, get the dance floor full, or fill the air with soft sounds on a quiet afternoon. Their five piece line up includes an entertaining female lead vocalist, saxophone, guitar, bass guitar and drums.
Their music has been described as Jazz, Blues, and Swing.
From Billy Holiday, Etta James, Peggy Lee, Louie Jordon to Ruth Brown, the band seems to satisfy anyone from young to old.
Jami Jamison, the lead vocalist, always surrounds herself with seasoned musicians, guaranteeing quality music. Their combined love of music and each other carries over to audiences, creating an atmosphere where EVERYONE has a good time.
Singing for audiences since childhood, Jami was greatly inspired and encouraged by her mother, Ruby Jamison, who performed for many years as a piano bar vocalist. Bay Area Blues and Jazz Vocalist Jami Jamison gets attention whenever she performs. It could be attributed to her smooth, sultry voice or her sassy style, but all agree her musical passion and vocal talants create an atmosphere that is always a crowd pleaser. Jami was born to perform!
California has given rise to many great guitar players, but few as melodic as Dennis Cordellos. Performing professionally since age 14 with training from Berkelee School of Music, he has developed a musicial education evident in his original compositions. Having traveled nationally throughout his career, Dennis had the opportunity to perform with such notables as Paul Simon, Huey lewis, and Norton Buffalo. Dennis's smooth style and articulate approach are consistent with the unique sound and feel of the Jami Jamison Band.
Performing for 50,000 screaming football fans at Busch Stadium every week could be daunting for some sax players, but not for Keith Ridenhour. Hailing from St. Louis he enjoyed performing in Bob Kuban's Brass Band for several football seasons. Keith attended Berklee School of Music, and later earned a teaching degree from the University of Missouri. He continues to teach sax and jazz improv here in the Bay Area. For the last 10 years, Keith's primary focus has been the Jami Jamison Band, which allows him to play his beloved jazz and explore his expertise in melodic, artistic improvisation.
Continuing a professional career of over 45 years. Tom plays virtually all popular music styles well. Whether using the 5 string bass guitar or the electric upright bass, he enhances any stage with his energy and classy presence.
Louisiana is home to delicious food, fun friendly people, and soulful musicians. Drummer/percussionist Terry Dominque grew up 20 miles from the Texas-Louisiana state line and absorbed all the rich musical influences each state had to offer. From Cajun to country to rock to rhythm and blues, Terry can play simple time, slinky shuffles, down home grooves, or soft sensitive brushes. Playing professionally since age 12, Terry diverse credits include blues great Joe Louis Walker, and country music legend Merle Haggard. Terry's exciting rhythmic energies, impeccable timing, and Southern charm successfully complete the dynamics of the Jami Jamison Band.