Genres:Lounge/Exotica, Jazz - Free/Avant-Garde, Jazz - Bebop/Traditional, Specialty - Soundtrack Alternatives, Rock - Vintage Rock/Pop
Residing in the New York City area, Jimi Durso has performed and recorded in most genres (jazz, funk and avant garde with Piltdown Man, National Boulevard, Ray Anderson, and John Abercrombie ska and reggae with the Toasters, the Scofflaws, and the High Fashion Rockers bluegrass with the Rank Strangers surf with Bustin’ Surfboards and Strange But Surf rock and roll with Led Blimpie, Erratic Sculpture, and PUD, blues with the Outpatients and Gail Storm, as well as a soloist on classical guitar) on multiple instruments (both electric bass and string bass, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, and kalimba, as well as singing). He is a prolific composer, and twice was a finalist in the Julius Hemphill Composer’s Contest (3rd place in 1999, 2nd place in 2002). His abilities sent him all the way to Beijing to teach workshops and perform. He has contributed to DownBeat magazine numerous times, and is co-editor of Jazz Improvisation: Advice from the Masters, available from OutCat Music.