JIMMY Z vocals, harp, sax
Petty and the Eurythmics – all of whom he recorded and toured with. He also caught the attention of Dr. Dre, Barry White, Ziggy Marley, Yes, Bon Jovi, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Macy Gray, Jaguares, the attention of Rod Stewart, Tom Diva Etta James called Jimmy Z her “Hootchie Cootchie Man” and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics calls him “the best harmonica player in the world.” Jimmy attracts attention. He caughtThere’s a reason legendary blues
and countless others who sought out Jimmy Z’s blazing harmonica and soulful saxophone to spice up their recordings.
From a smoky 20-seat bar in Sacramento to the 300,000 person sold out Rock in Rio concert with Rod Stewart in Brazil, Jimmy has toured the world blowing crowds away with his electrifying stage presence. Performing in 1988 with the Eurythmics for the Nelson Mandela Concert at Wembley Stadium and televised to 1 billion people worldwide, Jimmy’s harmonica solo on Must Have Been an Angel brought the world to its knees.
In the 2000’s, he toured he toured extensively with the late, great Etta James, while also fronting his own blues-rock band, ZTribe. The ZTribe CD, Caught Inside is a true indication of Jimmy’s amazing abilities with the harmonica, saxophone and vocals.
Every year since 2010, Jimmy toured Scandinavia and the Baltics as a duo with Swedish blues star Slidin’ Slim.
In 2011, Jimmy became bandleader for the Sons of Etta, a group he formed with Etta James’ sons Donto and Sameto.
In 2012 and 2013, Jimmy Z and the ZTribe toured throughout Europe, including the Klaipeda Castle Jazz Festival (Lithuania), the Sigulda Blues Festival (Latvia), and the Augustibluus Blues Festival (Estonia).
Antonio Cerqua drums
Since 1974, Antonio has played and toured with Rosa King, Eric Burdon, George Coleman, Ronald Ahbrams, Bernard Allison, Jan Akkermann, Eddie C.Campbell, Otis Grand, Carey Bell, Louisiana Red, Alex Britti, Martha High, Patato Valdez, Raoul Rekov , and many, many more.
Mario “Red Mount” Monterosso guitar
Specializing in blues style, rockabilly, rock ’n’ roll and country music, Mario began his career in 1987 in Catania with The Rhino Rockers, quickly followed by playing and touring with many others, including Hot Road Band, Red Mount Blues Band, Carmen Consoli’, The Rocket Dogs, Lafe du Cafe, Garage 63.
In 2009, he formed the Red Mount Trio with Puccio Panettieri & Patrizio Sacco. In 2012 he joined the Jolly Rockers’ orchestra led by Greg Claudio Gregori. In 2013, together with Aldo Compassi he reassembled the trio The Fat Cats in a quintet: BB. & The Fat Cats.
He also currently co-hosts a live radio program with Barbara Saba on blues and rock ’n’ roll, “A Rocking Good Way,” broadcast on Radio Tribù.
Francesco D’Agnolo keyboards
Francesco began his classical piano studies at the age of 6, but soon surrounded himself with all kinds of musical instruments including acoustic guitar, electric bass, and accordion.
These skills allowed him to work in recording studios where he also offered his natural gifts as an arranger and composer. He worked with artists Susanna Rigacci, Paul Zampini, Maestro Ennio Morricone, Massimo Coen and other colorful characters of the Italian music industry. He re-discovered his love for live music
in 2010 thanks to “The Midnight Ramblers” and thanks to them become passionate about the rock ’n’ roll.