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Jimmy Layton

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”

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Jimmy Smith
organ, Hammond B3
Charles Mingus
bass, acoustic
Frank Zappa
guitar, electric


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