Richmond Athletic Ground, Twickenham Road, London
A SHORT HISTORY OF JOE JAMMER AND THE BLUES…After running the 'Blue Monday' jam nights at Buddy Guy's original Checkerboard Lounge on the South Side of Chicago, as well as being responsible for bringing Led Zeppelin there for the very first time, it was Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page who brought Joe to London in 1969 and introduced him to the London session scene, during which time Joe recorded 150 albums and singles selling over 11,000,000 copies with some of the biggest names in the business including Supertramp, Stealer's Wheel, Donna Summer, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Olympic Runners, Joe Cocker, Mick Jagger and Ringo Starr.
He followed this by gigging alongside Buddy Guy and Junior Wells for the next 2 years, which included The Montreaux Blues & Jazz Festival in Switzerland in 1974 and still performs to this day as a special guest with Blues/ Jazz Harmonica Player Jim Zeller at The Montreal International Jazz Festival.
Joe has gigged, played and jammed with bluesmen Johnny Young, Albert King, Freddie King, Howling Wolf, Willy Dixon, Muddy Waters, Eddie ‘The Chief’ Campbell, Johnny Little John, Jimmy Dawkins and jazz masters Eddie’Clean Head’ Vinson and Jay McShan as well as shows with Bo Diddley.
Joe recorded with Jimmy Dawkins, Jimmy Witherspoon, Mickey Baker, Memphis Slim and Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, among many others.
Joe's blues career goes way back to the 70's and started his London blues career with Alexis Korner, who's daughter Sappho sang vocals on Joe's first album ‘Bad News’ in 1973. Since coming back to live in London five years ago, he has played alongside our own blues legends, Papa George,Bobby Tench and Robin Bibi, not to mention 20 years in Montreal with a host of famous French- Canadian blues masters.
Joe’s present London blues project is called “Joe Jammer’s Chicago Blues Revue”…and is already burning up the London stage.