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KVCR's Interview of Guitarist Jimmy Dale
By DAVID FLEMING • Empire News

KVCArts Podcast Interview of Jimmy Dale -
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Jimmy Dale's IRIE Fame and Money


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Jimmy Dale Article "Life Style Magazine" 
 Vol 19 - No 6

Jimmy Dale has released two new jazz Singles: "Dear, Mr. Benson" paying homage to one of his idols, George Benson and "Agi's Tune."  While not Jimmy's first releases, they are the most emotional and creative of his original tunes thus far.  Check out Dear, Mr. Benson on iTunes and Amazon.  You could also contact Jimmy directly and he'll send you a disc in a beautiful sleeve.

Jimmy learned how to play the guitar at the age of 12, after he saw A Hard Days Night  (The Beatles), he claimed "I then was lost in the life of music forever."  A few of the A-list musical groups jimmy has played with include: The Drifters, The Platters, The Diamonds, The Coasters, Little Anthony and the Imperials, and the fabulous Penguins.  He is the guitar player on Big Mountain's CD Unity chart-topping hit tune Baby I Love Your Way.

Jimmy's talent is well known in the jazz circle; he recently sat in by request with piano great, Bobby Philips; legendary Jazz/R&B guitarist and bassist Phil Upchurch and Harry Elston from the famous vocal group Friends of Distinction (Grazing in the Grass) are just two of the legends who stopped by to see Jimmy play at the Oyster House in Studio City.

Upcoming Oyster House gigs are every Thursday in July, 9:30pm-12:30am and there is no cover charge.  It's not often a world class performer such as Jimmy Dale performs for free in your backyard; you can shuck some oysters and enjoy great food and great music.

For Press Inquiries, contact Gale Rosenberg at Web 'n Retail.

Email:  Phone: 1.818.453.877.

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Established musician Jimmy Dale is creating original Jazz compositions that are both emotional and creative. His latest single, “Dear Mr. Benson”, is Jimmy’s way of paying homage to his idol and famed guitarist George Benson. 


Dale has backed for notable bands such as The Drifters, The Coasters, The Chiffons, and Tommy Roe. The amount of phenomenal musicians he has been taught by, played with, and just jammed is astronomical. These relationships and talent have gotten Jimmy to where he is today. But, he attributes Don Schamber from Monterey Peninsula College, as the one who had the biggest influence on him. “He taught me the love of jazz and how to compose.”


Experience the heartwarming “Dear Mr. Benson” for yourself on iTunes.

For more info on Jimmy Dale and booking, you can visit his official website at, his Facebook and Reverbnation.

Jimmy Dale Wins Accolades from "SmoothJazz Radio"

Respected guitarist, Jimmy Dale has played with legendary bands since he was a young man, (The Drifters, The Platters, The Coasters, Little Anthony and the Imperials) and played on the Big Mountains' hit album BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY. Yet, in many ways, his career is just revving up with his super-exciting Smooth Jazz singles, “Agi’s Tune,” and the driving, in-the-pocket hit, “Dear Mr. Benson,” a homage to his idol, George Benson.


The composer, vocalist and guitarist, credits his success to his exposure to the Monterey Bay area. When his family moved to California’s Central Coast, the jazz community embraced the young talent. The A-List musician is quick to drop the names of his many influences by Monterey jazz icons the likes of music educator Don Schamber, musicians Ace Hill, Bobby Phillips, Lee Durley, JoJo Franklin, Don Pendergrass, Brian Stock and Santa Cruz legends Randy Masters, Joe Sekon and Ray Brown! A wonderful new addition to Smooth Jazz playlists all over the world... The Welcome sign is lit up for Jimmy Dale!


                                                                                     ~ Sandy Shore

Jimmy Dale Band Awarded 
"Best Business of Studio City in Musician Achievement"
Jimmy Dale Band MUSICIAN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE from Studio City, CA

Jimmy Dale Band Receives 2017 Best Businesses of Studio City Award


Jimmy Dale Band has been selected for the 2015 Best Businesses of Studio City Award in the Musicians category by the Best Businesses of Studio City Award Program.


Each year, the Best Businesses of Studio City Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Studio City area a great place to live, work and play.


Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Best Businesses of Studio City Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Best Businesses of Studio City Award Program and data provided by third parties.


About the Best Businesses of Studio City Award Program

The Best Businesses of Studio City Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Studio City area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Best Businesses of Studio City Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups.


Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.


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There is no doubt that George Benson would have loved to listen to the jazz infused song “Dear Mr. Benson” by talented and established musician Jimmy Dale.  Dale has attributed a lot of his inspiration to the great George Benson, but it can also be said that Dale himself is owed some of the credit.


As an artist who has imbibed many influences and is constantly exploring his own sound, there is something to be found here for everyone.


As a composer, a vocalist and a guitarist, Dale approaches his music with the mindset of a virtuoso and the stellar sound he gives us is a result of this. You most definitely will not be disappointed.

For more info on Jimmy Dale and booking, you can visit his official website at, his Facebook and Reverbnation.

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