Jim Dragoni performed at
Who Got The Jazz? at World Cafe Live! and brought the fire.
His clear, sharp and warm tone accented our celebration of
guitarist, George Benson without needing to be George
Dragoni's style fits in that dynamic valley between the
mountains of McLaughlin, Zappa, Montgomery and Coryell.
That's a great place to be.
As featured special guest guitarist
Jim Dragoni provided
powerful solos, thoughtful accents and hot rhythms all
Jackson, Producer, Painted Bride
the very first notes of Jim Dragoni’s guitar, you know that this
musician is FOR REAL and in full command of his instrument.
Dragoni’s technique is flawless, empowered by a soulful spirit
and years of experience. As his compositions and singing
continues, you have a warm smile and nod your head, because you
know this is going to be a truly magical evening. DRAGONI has
got the GOODS!”
Director, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
playing is simply brilliant..." Dr. Herb Wong, international
jazz critic and record company executive
compositional skills far surpass many of his contemporaries" Ed
Wismer, Cape May Star
is a musician of considerable skill, talent, and versatility, to say
nothing of his historical knowledge of jazz and folk music. He
recently agreed to sit in with my big band, and he absolutely nailed
every style we attempted, including swing, Latin, ballad,
contemporary, and funk. He also gave a wonderful master class,
giving our students a spot-on picture of the real life of a modern
musician. I personally was most thrilled with the concert we played
that night. Jim has a great voice and delivery"
McCourry, Artist/Teacher, Director of Jazz
Studies/Trumpet--Hillsdale College, MI
"Sometimes it rocks, sometimes it swings, sometimes it is pure
sweet poetry" Steve Lopez of the Philadelphia Inquirer
"The playing startles the
synapses" "He moves inside and outside the
changes with the grace of a cat burglar" Karl Stark,
Philadelphia Inquirer *** record review
"Jim's ensemble playing and original compositions are superb..."
Gerry Givnish, the Painted Bride Arts Center
"...soulful rhythm with strong guitar riffs and an intense solo
from Jim Dragoni" Steve Randazzo, Germantown Courier,
reference to recording "Worlds" on Gazelle Records
"Exciting performance...it was a gas!"
Lincoln Center, NYC.
his technique, the effortless speed...has thoroughly mastered his
instrument...it would seem there's not much more for him learn about
his craft" Jack Lloyd, in feature article, the Philadelphia
player is a talented guy out of Philadelphia" -Mose Allison
played two of my house concerts and has always left the audiences
begging for more. He is a polished professional with a wide
range of material. Book him! You won't be disappointed"
Picasso on the guitar" - Kenn Kweder