MUM Fest – Jimmy Grant Ensemble – Sat Apr 23

MUMfest 2016 continues this Sunday evening with the exciting sounds of Bay Area quartet the Jimmy Grant Ensemble.

A native of Northern California, Jimmy Grant grew up in a household full of rich musical influences. While his early influences also included Russian folk, bluegrass, Celtic and classical, from a young age he gravitated towards the music of Django Reinhardt. Other major musical influences are Bach, Benny Goodman, and Joe Pass. Jimmy 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. He has recorded two albums under his own name, as well as on several other jazz & rock albums. His original song “Insomnia” was a finalist in the John Lennon songwriting competition.

The Jimmy Grant Ensemble also features Javi Jiménez on guitar, Jamie Mather on upright bass, and Hanna Mignano on violin.

Appearing at the Gottschalk Music Center recital hall, 1502 E St., Modesto
Sunday April 24 – doors at 5:30, concert starting at 6
$15 general admission / free for kids 12 and younger.



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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.