Proud to have represented Western PA in the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.
"Guaranteed excitement for fans of straight-ahead blues guitar" writes Blues Revue in response to Jimmy's first CD, Absolutely Blues.
Jimmy Adler is a live-wire entertainer who packs passion and energy into every performance! His music is a blend of Chicago Blues and West Coast Jazzy Jump. His passionate, powerful vocals compliment his spirited playing.
The Jimmy Adler Band plays regularly at a multitude of clubs throughout Western Pennsylvania. The band has also performed at a variety of outdoor festivals, including: Pittsburgh Blues Festival, Carnegie Heritage Festival, Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival, Wheeling Heritage BluesFest, Johnstown’s Thunder in the Valley Motorcycle Festival, and the Johnstown Folk Fest and Flood City Music Festival. Jimmy also performed in France in April 2012.
Whether he performs as a trio or includes the addition of barrelhouse piano, honking saxophone, or harmonica the Jimmy Adler Band channels the essence of the blues with Jimmy’s clean fat guitar tones always in the forefront. Jimmy Adler always delivers great performances in a professional manner! He is a great entertainer and easy to work with.
Jimmy’s talents have also been recognized outside of the area where he has played on stages in California, Chicago and Mississippi and has had radio airplay throughout the United States, as well as in Belgium, France and other parts of Europe.
Whether in a club or on a large stage, the band really knows how to excite a crowd and as a result has had the privilege of being regular featured performers for several Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguin rallies in downtown, Pittsburgh.
Jimmy’s prowess on the guitar has also afforded him the honor of playing his guitar side by side and trading licks with national touring artists Tommy Castro, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Hubert Sumlin, Eric Lindell, Watermelon Slim, Willie Big Eyes Smith, Magic Dick (of J Geils fame) and other respected and legendary blues musicians.
As winners of the regional Blues Competition, in April 2012, Jimmy and the band represented Western PA in Memphis, January 2013.
Photo by Cyndi Fink
B.B. King's Club in Memphis