Jimi Tunnell
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Jimi Tunnell

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"Jimi Tunnell"

(Excerpts from the Guitar Player Magazine interview by Bill Milkowski)-

Jimi has been burning up the fretboard with the world class fusion group Steps Ahead. Other New York gigs include Mona Lisa Overdrive, a fusion quartet led by former Miles Davis keyboardist Adam Holzman, and his own Trilateral Commission....
Then there's (the) Jimi Tunnell band,
an ensemble that gives the guitarist a chance to flex his vocal chops.
Though Tunnell is one of the hottest soloists around, he decries the modern-day emphasis among young guitarists on technique over feel. "There is a tendency to just play fast without having any organic flow", he warns. "To me, it's all about touch". - Guitar Player Magazine


Still working on that hot first release.



Jimi Tunnell is a master musician whose diverse talent encompasses many musical styles from Pop and R&B to Jazz and Classical. He is a stunning vocalist and a brilliant guitarist. He's also a sought-after arranger, composer, and producer.

Jimi has performed and recorded with such diverse artists as Carly Simon, Laurie Anderson, The Bee Gees, Arcadia (Duran Duran), C& C Music Factory, Malcolm McClaren, Arthur Baker, Little Louie Vega, Cover Girls, New Kids On The Block, Southside Johnny, Paul Schaffer, Will Lee (David Letterman), Steve Smith (Journey), Hiram Bullock, Daryl Jones, Dave Liebman, Teo Macero, Omar Hakim (Sting, Madonna), Dennis Chambers, Victor Bailey (Madonna, Weather Report), Kenny Garret, Mino Cinelu, Tom Coster (Santana), Adam Holzman (Miles Davis), Steps Ahead,

and The Bob Belden Ensemble.

Mr. Tunnell toured extensively in Japan with Yellow Magic Orchestra artist Yukihiro Takahashi. He later succeeded Mike Stern as guitarist for the electric jazz super group Steps Ahead, touring internationally with the band for three years. As the first artist to successfully incorporate vocals into their live concerts, his original compositions were greeted with standing ovations at Jazz Festivals such as North Sea, Montreaux, Milan, Paris, etc . . .