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JIMI LEE - The Sinatra of Harmonica:

Guitar Player, Jazz Singer and Austin-based Harmonica Ace! 

JIMI LEE grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and is best known for playing harmonica like a horn section, guitar like a jazz trio and singing Sinatra all at the same time; a.k.a. JIMMY SINATRA 

JIMI LEE played harmonica for giants such as Willie Nelson, Stephen Stills, Clarence Clemons, Pinetop Perkins and more. He spent 12 years in Hawaii captivating audiences from around the world, and was voted Best In the State by the Hawaiian Blues Society.

After relocating to Austin Texas JIMI LEE won First Place at the annual Austin blues competition. JIMI became the first artist to represent the Austin Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. JIMI LEE went on to win the Semi-Finals for Austin, and compete at the famous Orpheum Theatre as one of the top eight Solo/Duo acts in the world. The Best of the Best as the Blues Foundation puts it. 

At the annual Austin Songwriters Group (ASG) awards, JIMI LEE won First Place in Blues three times. Once with his song “Pocket Full Of Soul”, another First Place with “Laudromat”, and the third win with “Where Are You Tonight”. When ASG and the Nashville Songwriters Association teamed up for the competition, JIMI won a big First Place in Pop with his song “I Wanna Kiss You So Bad”Second Place in Jazz with “Where Are You Tonight” and Third Place in Blues Rock with “Cheap Thrills”.

JIMI LEE shares USA endorsements for Seydel Harmonicas with masters James Cotton & Charlie Musselwhite. He also endorses Hetrick Harmonica Case, Michael Kelly Guitars, Goorin Brothers Hats, Applied Microphone Technology and Lone Wolf Blues Company harmonica pedals.

For JIMI music is about connecting with people, whether he's singing one of his great Sinatra arrangements or one of his award winning originals, he wants his audience to feel what he is feeling. 

JIMI LEE's family oriented American Songbook tells the story and history of a simpler time that will warm your heart.