An Evening with Steve Kimock and Friends (feat. Jeff Chimenti, John Kimock, Andy Hess and Leslie Mendelson) - SATURDAY

Sold Out: An Evening with Steve Kimock and Friends (feat. Jeff Chimenti, John Kimock, Andy Hess and Leslie Mendelson) - SATURDAY

Sat, December 16, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$32 Day Of Show

This event is 16 and over

Steve Kimock
Steve Kimock
Kimock’s ability to articulate tone, melody and emotion into music combined with technical brilliance has earned Kimock the title “Guitar Monk”( Relix Magazine) for his commitment to guitar, and his ability to make it speak with its own original voice.

His variegated brand of guitar, alternately subdued and vibrant, defies easy categorization. At times prog rock/jazz-inflected and at others gypsy-straightaway, his crystal clear tone has been captivating audiences for more than thirty years.

Kimock co-founded the Jazz/Rock fusion band Zero in the 80’s, KVHW in the 90’s and now tours under his own name. He is widely embraced by fans as one who carries the free-form torch of improvisation, through an extensive catalog of original material in his own bands, as well as through live performances with so many esteemed musicians. Kimock has performed alongside the likes of Bruce Hornsby (and can be heard on two of Hornsby’s releases), John Cipollina Jerry Garcia and all members of the Grateful Dead, as well as Peter Frampton, Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers, Buddy Miles, Buddy Cage, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Bobby Vega, Martin Fierro , Joe Satriani, Baaba Maal, Angelique Kidjo, Elvin Bishop, George Porter Jr., Steve Winwood, Derek Trucks, Ivan Neville, Grace Slick, Papa John Creach, Norton Buffalo, Amos Garrett, Warren Haynes, Hadi Al Sadoon, Stephen Perkins, Nicky Hopkins, Freddie Roulette, and many more.

A relentless innovator as well as player, Kimock's focus leads to guitar & amp craftsmanship. Over the past few years, he collaborated on a series of highly collected custom Two-Rock “Kimock Amplifiers” as well as a coveted ergonomic Scott Walker brand guitar - built in stereo.

His passion and devotion to performing live improvisation is matchless, and his unparalleled ability to embrace and capture a theater musically is the stuff of legends.

“Unconventional. Experimental. It's sort of the Steve Kimock way.” – CNN, 2009
Jeff Chimenti
Jeff Chimenti
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Chimenti began playing piano when he was four and he studied formally from the age of seven to around the time he finished high school. Once he graduated from high school, he began playing in bands around the Bay area. He played in local jazz bands as well as Les Claypool's Frog Brigade. He has also played back-up for pop acts such as En Vogue.

He was playing in Dave Ellis's jazz quartet when Ellis was hired to play saxophone in Bob Weir & RatDog. Ellis informed him that RatDog was also looking for a new keyboardist. Chimenti was hired and played his first show 28 May 1997. Chimenti has been a member of RatDog ever since and has occasionally performed with Phil Lesh and Friends. While performing, he commonly uses Brent Mydland's Hammond B3 organ.[4]

He performed with The Other Ones during the band's final tour with that name in 2002. This was the first time that Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart all performed together since the disbandment of the Grateful Dead in 1995. He continued to perform with every version of the Dead that toured in 2003, 2004 and 2009. Following The Dead's final tour in 2009 he joined Bob Weir and Phil Lesh in their project Furthur. Furthur toured consistently between 2009 and 2014.

During early 2015 Chimenti joined musicians John Kadlecik, Reed Mathis and Jay Lane in the band the Golden Gate Wingmen.

Chimenti performed at the five 50th anniversary performances of the Grateful Dead in Santa Clara, at Levi's Stadium, on June 27th and 28th 2015 and in Chicago, at Soldier Field, on July 3rd, 4th and 5th 2015.

Following the success of the Fare Thee Well shows, he continues to tour with the band Dead & Company, along with former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart, as well as John Mayer and former Allman Brothers bassist Oteil Burbridge.

Chimenti has played with one or more former Grateful Dead members for over 20 years (he joined Ratdog in May 1997), which by comparison is as long as the tenure of Grateful Dead keyboardists Keith Godchaux and Brent Mydland combined.
John Kimock
John Kimock
My name is John Morgan. I am a drummer/glockenspielist for hire. I am thankful for a supportive family and a loving leaf. Some of my mentors/teachers are Steve Kimock (The Other Ones, Bruce Hornsby), Bobby Vega (Sly Stone, Etta James), Joe Russo (Further), Mark Guiliana, Martin Fierro (Jerry Garcia), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk, Talking Heads). I have toured with all of these folks besides Joe and Mark (Ive only taken lessons/advice).
Andy Hess
Andy Hess
Hello. I play the Bass and reside in New York City. I've been fortunate to work with many wonderful musicians and producers since arriving here in the 1990's. I've done a lot of touring and have also been involved in a variety of recordings. Please check out the recordings page for a partial discography. I also love photography and have posted some shots of the many musicians I've met and played with over the years. Thanks for visiting. All the Best, Andy
Leslie Mendelson
Leslie Mendelson
Venue Information:
Cervantes' Other Side
2637 Welton St.,
Denver, CO, 80205