Alphonso Sanders and Jimmy Lee

Alphonso Sanders and Jimmy Lee

BandBlues

Evolving from the deep roots of Delta gospel, blues, and jazz music, Alphonso and Jimmie have developed a unique duo musical sound, with Alphonso on sax, flugelhorn and vocals and Jimmie playing his phenomenally dexterous style of piano accompaniment. Their music moves the body, soul, and mind.

Biography

Alphonso and Jimmie developed a unique musical experience through a teacher - student relationship in the music program at Mississippi Valley State University. Their musical performance evolved from the enjoyment of playing before and after jazz band rehearsals. Other music students would hang around and provide an audience, sometimes for hours of playing gospel, jazz, and blues. "When we play, it's from the heart". Alphonso is the Chair of the Fine Arts Department and Jimmie is music student. Together they are making music fun and interesting in the Mississippi Delta. They are performing original music and preparing to release a CD in tribute to Robert Johnson and BB King.

Set List

We do original material including various styles of blues music. Some of the songs are: Delta Sun, Mississippi, Wanna Cook For You baby, Blues, Blues, Blues, and Boogaloo and Boogie Down. Sets vary from 30 to 45 minutes. Two or three sets each performance depending on the venue.