Two long-time friends of the show, Jimmy Grant and Royal Jelly Jive, will play concerts in San Francisco this weekend, but not before both stop by our studio for a preview tonight 9-11 pm.
Northern California native Jimmy Grant gravitated early towards the music of Django Reinhardt. He has performed with artists such as David Grisman, Gonzalo Bergara, Ludovic Beier, Andreas Oberg, Tim Kliphuis, Paulus Schafer, Robin Nolan, Trio Dinicu, Rhythm Future Quartet, and the Hot Club of San Francisco, and has played at Djangofest Northwest and The New York Hot Jazz Festival. His current group, the Jimmy Grant Ensemble, performs at the Red Poppy Art House this Friday 4/07.
Since forming in San Francisco's own Boom Boom Room in the summer of 2013, Royal Jelly Jive have released two hard-grooving albums that combine swingin' horns, gritty keys and a bumpin' rhythm section with elements of Soul, Rock, Swing and Hip-Hop, while singer Lauren Bjelde's sultry voice and songwriting lands somewhere in-between Amy Winehouse and Tom Waits. The band performs at The Chapel this Saturday 4/08.