Jimmy Zavala, Harmonica,
There's a reason legendary blues Diva
Etta James calls Jimmy Z her "Hootchie Cootchie Man"
and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics calls him "the
best harmonica player in the world." Jimmy attracts
attention. He caught the attention of Rod Stewart, Tom
Petty and the Eurythmics, all of whom he recorded and
toured with. He also caught the attention of Dr. Dre,
Barry White, Ziggy Marley, Yes, Bon Jovi, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
and countless others who sought out Jimmy Z's blazing
harmonica and soulful saxophone to spice up their recordings.
From a smoky 20 seat bar in Sacramento to the 300,000
person sold out Rock In Rio concert with Rod Stewart,
in Brazil. Jimmy has toured the world blowing crowds away
with his electrifying stage presence. Performing in 1988
with the Eurythmics for the Nelson Mandela Concert at
Wembly Stadium and televised to one billion people worldwide,
Jimmy's harmonica solo on Must Have Been an Angel
brought the world to its knees.
In 1988, Jimmy's first solo instrumental
album was for Miles Copeland, the owner of IRS Records,
called "Anytime, Anyplace!" In 1991, legendary
rap-producer Dr. Dre produced Jimmy Z's next album "Muzical
Madness", featuring Jimmy on lead vocals. In addition,
Jimmy Z and Dr. Dre co-wrote all the songs.
Jimmy Z has appeared and acted in the
movies; Georgia, The Doors, Wild
At Heart, and The Shrink Is In, as well
as concert films with Rod Stewart, Tom Petty, Jaguares
and the Eurythmics. He has scored numerous videos and
films as well.
He is has been touring with the legendary
Mexican rock band Jaguares and plays harmonica on the
international hit single "Te Lo Pido,Por Favor"
as well as fronting his own Blues-Rock band, ZTribe. The
new ZTribe CD, Caught Inside is a true indication of Jimmy's
amazing abilities with the harmonica, saxophone and singing
(ZTribe is a registered trademark of Zavala