Jimmy Heath

The standard-setter

Jimmy Heath has long been recognized as a brilliant instrumentalist and a magnificent composer and arranger. Jimmy is the middle brother of the legendary Heath Brothers (Percy Heath/bass and Tootie Heath/drums), and is the father of Mtume. He has performed with nearly all the jazz greats of the last 50 years, from Howard McGhee, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis to Wynton Marsalis. In 1948 at the age of 21, he performed in the First International Jazz Festival in Paris with McGhee, sharing the stage with Coleman Hawkins, Slam Stewart, and Erroll Garner. During his career, Jimmy Heath has performed on more than 100 albums including seven with The Heath Brothers and 12 as a leader. Jimmy has also written more than 125 compositions, many of which have become jazz standards. To learn more about Jimmy Heath, visit jimmyheath.com.

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