2009 marks the formation of the Jimmy Herring Band, featuring Herring on guitar, drummer extraordinaire Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit, Jazz is Dead, Shawn Lane), prolific jazz maverick Greg Osby on saxophone, multifaceted keyboardist Scott Kinsey (Tribal Tech), and musical chameleon Oteil Burbridge (spring tour only) on bass (Allman Brothers, Aquarium Rescue Unit).
The Summer Tour will feature world renowned bassist Matthew Garrison. (John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny).
The Jimmy Herring Band will be performing a wide range of material, including compositions from Herring’s long-awaited and much-acclaimed 2008 solo debut Lifeboat. In addition, there will be some cover tunes from various influential records from the 60’s and 70’s– and select favorites from the catalogues of the individual band members. Herring is understandably excited about the prospect of performing this music with this lineup over an extended period of time. “It’s a shot of adrenaline to get to play with musicians who are pushing the envelope and breaking down the walls that exist between genres of music. Each of these musicians inspires with every note they play.”
Lifeboat is the debut solo album from Jimmy Herring released on Abstract Logix Music.