Jeff Rendinaro of Zip City Blues

jrjeffJeff Rendinaro of Zip City Blues, performing at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Jeff has been playing harp since the early 1970’s and is fluent in several musical traditions. He has performed solo, duet, and band engagements from country to jazz. He started with the blues in his hometown, Staten Island, New York and later toured several years playing bluegrass.

After cutting his teeth on standards and swing melodies, he returned to the blues, playing club gigs around New York City in the mid 1980’s. His driving jump blues style has a uniquely melodic edge that he incorporates with the “straight and natural” blues more often associated with “Chicago” and “Delta” style.

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