Chicago, Illinois, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Acoustic / Psychedelic / Rock
Strange Measure Music
Jimmy Valentine is from Chicago, he got his first music lesson at the age of seven years old from rock and roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis.
When he was was 13 years old he got a couple intense music theory lessons from jazz legend Maynard Ferguson.
Later that same year he got a weekend with Helen Reddy as well as Ricky Nelson.
Jimmy also studied music with legendary Chicago saxophonist Ivan Lasso.
Shortly after Jimmy was also fortunate enough to have received a few back stage guitar lessons from guitar icon Frank Marino.
Lucky to have grown up in studios and theaters in Chicago, where he got to learn music from many legendary and world class artists.
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