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"Perfect texturing, brilliant solos, and robust musicality sets Corduroy Jim apart from your typical jam band. And while they're proficient in the ways of the traditional jam band, their talents lie beyond the apparent "groove". "Cinco" is a thoughtful, poetic take on the more soulful aspects of psychedelic, country, Americana, and funk." -Christopher Millard@San Francisco Examiner

April 2016 News-

This past month we had Levi Jack at The Art Boutiki in San Jose along with our friends Grampa's Chili and Canadian singer-songwriter T. Nile. It was a sensational show and a terrific crowd as well. Here is our set from that night if you would like to have a listen...

https://archive.org/details/lj2016-04-02.flac16

Friday April 15 Levi Jack plays our regular acoustic show at Testaroosa Winery @ Wine Bar 107 as part of our residency there.
Come on out and enjoy amazing wine, a beautiful backdrop, and of course "Levi JAak Live!" More news ahead so stay tuned.....


You can always catch the latest and greatest on all things Corduroy Jim by following us on
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In the meantime we invite you to check out our "Archive" page where you can listen to full live shows of CJ anytime your little heart desires. Full set lists and easy streaming/downloading available right at your fingertips. There are many of our live shows there now so check it out, yo!


Also, if you would like to read our latest glowing review of "Cinco" from SF Examiner's Christopher just click here...really cool stuff!



-Marty, MP, Nick, Bear, Richie & Papa Jon
Corduroy Jim
"The Poor Man's Velvet"



 
 


Who is Corduroy Jim...?

Born of the musical evolution of numerous collaborations and an insatiable thirst for power, Corduroy Jim burst into being during the renowned Original Music Renaissance of fin de siècle San Jose. Marked by some provincial success with the release of their album 'Hanger' they are systematically parlaying that into a wider provincial success with their current sophomore effort 'Cinco'.

Corduroy Jim is a six piece unit featuring Martin Rodriquez and Rich Thomas on guitars, Nick Chargin on keyboards, Michael Palladino on drums, Jon "John" Hassan on saxophone, and Steve "Bear" Strom spanking the bass plank. Individually, members of the band have been involved in a myriad of musical conglomerations over the years – sharing the stage with such diverse artists as String Cheese Incident and Leftover Salmon to Greenday and Train to Johnny Guitar Watson and the Temptations. Together they combine the fluid excitement of live improvisation with the intricacy of innovatively structured originals and the economic shrewdness of atypically low cover charges. If you were to steal the band iPod you would find interests as diverse as Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, P-Funk, Genesis, Radiohead, Jeff Buckley and Phish, and could probably get yourself $40 on Craigslist to boot.

Forever staying true to their founding principles, based upon a sacred peyote fueled apprehension of the modern musical kibbutz and the overarching desire to reach into the souls of as many listeners as humanly possible, Corduroy Jim are fan favorites from Bridgeville to Barstow and beyond. Providing an eclectic mix of rock, soul, funk, and Americana, Corduroy Jim takes you on a musical safari with every performance - incorporating soaring three and four part harmonies, improvisational acrobatics and driving rhythms. Buckle up, put on your goggles and drink the kool-aid...this ain't your mama's jam band. 

Corduroy Jim was recently ranked #4 Singer-Songwriter in San Jose on Reverb Nation and their most recent record, "Cinco", has received terrific response from their fans, and a glowing review from
Jam Band Friendly Magazine.


Gaining buzz and new fans every day as they have begun branching out with regional tours, Corduroy Jim is proud to call San Jose, California home. Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see you very soon at one of our shows or just loitering in the park... -CJ



"The group combines all the best elements of contemporary pop-rock, from Neil Young folk harmonies to the soaring arena rock of U2"

-Garrett Wheeler, SJ Metro

 
 


 
Levi Jack....for smaller occasions!

Sometimes it is not possible for Corduroy Jim to play all the shows that we would like.  In this case we have alternate line-ups available to perform most of the same music with a slightly different personality...Levi Jack!  LJ is there when CJ is not; a group of taste, refinement and with excellent hair.  Levi Jack can be just the ticket when the Jim pickins' are slim.  Savvy? 

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