The Jimmys


"The Jimmys are one hard act to follow at a blues festival...they've got it all: songs, musicianship and showmanship. Great guys. Great Sounds!"

2021IBA Best Contemporary Blues Song “Write a Hit”
2021 MAMA’s Artist of the Year, Best Organist, Best Drummer
2021 Best of Madison – Best Local Band
2020 MAMAs – Blues Album, Blues Song & Unique Song of the Year
2019 MAMAs Hall of Fame-Blues Band and Keyboardist
2015-2018 Keyboardist of the Year, WAMI (2015) & MAMA Awards
2014-2018 Blues Performer of the Year, MAMA Awards
2018 Brass – Trumpet of the Year, MAMA Award
2016, 2017, 2020 Blues Album of the Year, MAMA Awards
2014, 2016, 2017, 2020 Blues Song of the Year,  MAMA Awards
2014, 2015, 2017 Brass Instrumentalist of the Year, MAMA Awards
2016 Best Albums of 2016, Downbeat Magazine
2016 Blues Band, Gold Winner, Best of Madison
2016 Best Swing Band of the Year, WAMI Award
2015, 2016 Woodwind Instrumentalist of the Year, MAMA Awards
2015 Blues Band, Gold Winner, Best of Madison
2014 Artist of the Year, MAMA Award
2014 Bassist of the Year, MAMA Award

Jimmy Voegeli – Singer/Songwriter, Keyboardist, Band Leader

Hammond Organ Artist, Jimmy’s won MAMA (Madison Area Music Award) awards for “Keyboardist of the Year” in 2010, 2012 & 2015. Jimmy also received WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) awards for “Keyboardist of the Year” in 2011 and 2015. In 2015 The Jimmys won a MAMA award for “Blues Performer of the Year” and in 2012 earned a WAMI award for “Best Swing/Big Band Ensemble.”

During the day Jimmy helps out on his family’s fifth-generation dairy farm. They till 1,500 acres of crop land, milk over 200 Brown Swiss dairy cows; and export embryos, bull semen, and live animals all over the world! They show and exhibit dairy cattle throughout the states. His grandfather, father, and brother are world-renowned dairy geneticists, selling their genetics to 100’s of countries, on every continent (except Antarctica). If you need cows (or farm cats) they are your one stop shop. Visit and see.

Jimmy played with the Westside Andy and Mel Ford band for 18 years – voted “Best Blues Band in Wisconsin” and “Best Band in Madison” numerous times; they received a Grammy Award nomination for “Contemporary Blues Album” in 2003. Jimmy went to Europe with The Crashers in 2003 in support of their “Love School” CD, touring with Dan Baird and Homemade Sin.

He’s been on stage with such greats as Pinetop PerkinsRusty ZinnGuitar ShortyJoe BonamassaPerry WeberRev RavenBilly FlynnTab BenoitJames SolbergShirley KingEC ScottClyde StubblefieldBen SidranKen Saydak, and Dave Specter. There’d be more listed if his crusty little brain could remember!

Jimmy’s recorded with The Funkmasters (John ‘Jabo’ Starks and Clyde Stubblefield – former drummers for James Brown), The Crashers, Lucas Cates, Robert J, Paul Filipowicz, The Velveetatones, Alex Wilson, Aaron Williams, Bobby Messano, and Fedora – just to name a few.


More on The Band

  • 2011 Gimme The Jimmys
  • 2013 HaDaYa Do That Thing LIVE!
  • 2015 Hot Dish
  • 2016 Live from Transylvania
  • 2019 Gotta Have It

The Jimmys One Sheet – GottaHave It

THE JIMMYS are an award winning, high energy 7-piece blues band featuring Jimmy Voegeli on keyboard and organ, Perry Weber on guitar, Chris Sandoval on drums, John Wartenweiler on bass and an amazing 3-piece horn section. They are sure to get you dancing!!

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