Jimmy Layton (piano, organ, elec piano) ~ Just another Kid from Red Bank, Jimmy was born at an early age, in a log cabin that he helped his father build. With no sign of musical talent, Jimmy taught himself how to play keyboards as a teenager. Later, he studied classical piano and took theory classes at San Francisco City College. His interest in jazz started through listening to fusion (Return to Forever; Weather Report; Pat Metheny and others). His interest in composition arises from his admiration of Frank Zappa, Charles Mingus, and playing in original, jazzical-rock group, Dr. Duck. Jimmy headed up GRoK, a SF Bay Area original fusion band, which has opened for Allan Holdsworth, Zero and Roy Rogers, among others. He has released 3 CDs of his own music which have included jazz, blues, progressive rock, electronic and new age pieces ~ the last release being "The Persistence Of Melody".
Of last CD release, "The Persistence Of Melody"
Mister G - WSUM 91.7 FM - Madison, WI, USA
“Oh that funk is good!!!!!”
Bryant S LittleJohn - KISS108FM / JOY94.4FM / KIK94.5&88FM
“LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT”
Dj Goldfinger - CIUT 89.5 FM - Toronto Canada
“smooth and tasteful!”
Carlos Fernandez Pacin - FM Urquiza 91.7MHZ - Argentina
“A Great Jazz Master. Good Funk. Highly Recommended”
DJ Manny G - MGZC Radio - Cary, NC
“Funkiness is here!”
Stephen Denemark - WQJC 107.9 FM Quincy, IL, USA
“Charles Mingus brought down a bit with the likes of
Frank Zappa, great combination!
Love the B-3”