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Philadelphia born Jimmy Amadie is a veteran jazz pianist, called "a serious keyboard talent" by Billboard Magazine and one of "America's leading jazz educators" by Jazz Forum Magazine. While Amadie's skill and musicianship have been compared to Tommy Flanagan and Hank Jones, his determination to overcome devastating obstacles has equally inspired. Jimmy Amadie is known today as a musician and music educator, but his first love was competitive sports. Jimmy was a good athlete and participated in the citywide Sand Lot Sports League playing baseball, the Pop Warner Conference for football, and learned to box at Lighthouse Boys Club


Jimmy Amadie Trio: Live At The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2013
Track listing: There Is No Greater Love; On Green Dolphin Street; Here’s That Rainy Day; Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise; This Can’t Be Love; Secret Love; Summertime; My Funny Valentine; Just In Time; I’m Getting Sentimental Over You; All The Things You Are; 52nd Street Theme.


News: Obituary

Pianist and Educator Jimmy Amadie Passes Away at Age 76 After Long Battle with Cancer

Pianist and Educator Jimmy Amadie Passes Away at Age 76 After Long Battle with Cancer

Jimmy Amadie, the celebrated jny: Philadelphia pianist and educator known for his contributions in improvisational jazz theory, passed away on December 10, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA. He was 76. His death comes after being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2007. Amadie was known not only for his supreme musicality, but also for his unrelenting fighting spirit. ...


Article: Extended Analysis

Jimmy Amadie Trio: Live At The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Read "Jimmy Amadie Trio: Live At The Philadelphia Museum of Art" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

In a period of profound artistic expansion and change in jazz, with labels like ECM, Winter & Winter and Pirouet and countless self- produced recordings erasing and redrawing genre lines, is it even proper (or even necessary) to celebrate the time tested, the mainstream, the old fashioned purveyors of the music? Is there a need for ...


Kindred Spirits

Label: TP Recordings
Released: 2010
Track listing: 1. Just Friends (Klemmer/Lewis) - 4:45; 2. Lee Bossa/Lee Swing (Jimmy Amadie) - 6:37; 3. What Now (Jimmy Amadie) - 7:03; 4. Blues for Thee "DV" (Jimmy Amadie) - 5:41; 5. Well You Needn't (Monk) - 8:10; 6. Life Is Worth Living (Jimmy Amadie) - 8:43; 7. I Want to Be Happy (Caesar/Youmans) - 6:10; 8. A Samba For You (Jimmy Amadie) - 6:34.

Article: Album Review

Jimmy Amadie: Kindred Spirits

Read "Kindred Spirits" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Dalla vita di Amadie si potrebbe trarre un soggetto cinematografico. Nato a Filadelfia 73 anni fa, è stato in gioventù un buon atleta di football e un promettente pianista. Conclusi gli studi di pianoforte al conservatorio ha iniziato a lavorare con jazzmen di primo piano (Woody Herman, Mel Tormé, Red Rodney, Coleman Hawkins) dimostrando ottime doti ...


News: Radio

The Jazz Session #193: Jimmy Amadie

The Jazz Session #193: Jimmy Amadie

Pianist Jimmy Amadie has recorded seven albums, despite being able to play for just a couple hours every few months as a result of severe problems with his hands. On his most recent record, Kindred Spirits (TP Recordings, 2010), Amadie is joined by Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano and Lew Tabackin, among others. In this interview, Amadie ...


Article: Interview

John di Martino: Piano Man In/On Demand

Read "John di Martino: Piano Man In/On Demand" reviewed by Marcia Hillman

John di Martino is a New York area based pianist, composer, arranger and Venus recording artist. He is a sought after musical director and is in demand by many singers as an accompanist, having accompanied such singers as Jon Hendricks, Sylvia Sims, Diane Schuur and Billy Eckstine. His talents as a pianist and arranger can be ...


Let's Groove!

Label: TPR Recordings
Released: 2006
Track listing: Let


Article: Album Review

Jimmy Amadie: Let's Groove!

Read "Let's Groove!" reviewed by Jim Santella

Let's Groove! provides a tribute to Mel Tormé through a comfortable collection of originals and songs associated with the great jazz singer. Four veterans of the jazz world give each selection plenty of personality. Pianist Jimmy Amadie turns out yet another treasure trove of straight-ahead delights with a closely-knit musical partnership that has existed for many ...


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