3x-Blues Music Award-Winner JASON RICCI’s new album ‘Behind the Veil’ hit #4 on the Billboard Blues Chart and is Nominated for a 2024 Blues Music Award for “Contemporary Blues Album of the Year.” Tickets for JASON RICCI & THE BAD KIND at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Thursday April 4 at 7:30 P.M., as well as the current list of 2024 shows, can be found on Ticketmaster.com and Jimmy’s Online Event Calendar at: https://www.jimmysoncongress.com/events.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.March 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club Features 3x-Blues Music Award-Winner & 11x-Blues Music Award Nominated Singer, Songwriter and Master Harmonica Player JASON RICCI and his Acclaimed Band THE BAD KIND on Thursday April 4 at 7:30 P.M. Jason Ricci has 9 Nominations for “Blues Harmonica Player of the Year” at the Blues Music Awards – Winning the Award in 2010, 2018, and 2022. Ricci is one of the most influential, recorded, celebrated, and famous harmonica players working in the world today!

“It is definitely one of the top ten albums to have been released this year.”
— BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE (2023 Album Review of ‘Behind the Veil’)

“Behind The Veil is a strong affair that captures Jason Ricci’s outstanding harmonica skills and bold vocals and the first-class musicianship of Bad Kind…”
— BLUES ROCK REVIEW (2023 Album Review of ‘Behind the Veil’)

“The pantheon of blues harp maestros embraces revered figures from Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, and Sonny Terry to James CottonCharlie Musselwhite, and Paul Butterfield… Jason Ricci has cemented a place on that list.”

JASON RICCI, who was born in Portland, Maine, has played with, toured with, and recorded with some of the world’s most esteemed Jazz, Blues, and Rock musicians. Ricci’s fascinating career and life has led him up to the highest musical mountain tops such as performing at The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame 2015 induction ceremony for The Paul Butterfield Blues Band; recording a GRAMMY® Award-Winning record with Johnny Winter (2014’s Step Back), and winning 3 Blues Music Awards for “Blues Harmonica Player of the Year”.

At the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Ricci would appear televised on HBO for twelve and half million viewers performing Paul Butterfield’s song “Born in Chicago” with Zac Brown, Rage Against The Machine’s Tom MorelloPaul Shaffer, Anton Fig, Felicia Collins and Willie Weeks.

In 2019, Jason Ricci was invited by Jazz legend Terence Blanchard to record music for Tyler Perry’s movie “A Jazzman’s Blues”. In 2023, Jason Ricci & The Bad Kind released the acclaimed album, Behind the Veil, to rave reviews. American Songwriter praised the album stating, Jason Ricci long ago established his astounding virtuosity on an instrument few have taken to the heights and depths he has. Now, with a great band supporting him on the eclectic and riveting Behind the Veil, it’s past time for the world to acknowledge his remarkable talents.”

Jason Ricci is included in nearly every Top 10 and Top 20 list of harmonica players in magazines and reviews all over the internet. Today, Ricci’s sincere recordings, shows, songs and incendiary harmonica playing continue to garner new fans to add to his emotionally devoted following of dedicated music lovers around the world.

Jason Ricci has appeared as a guest harmonica player on albums with Johnny WinterAna PopovicJoe Louis WalkerCedric BurnsideWalter TroutMike Zito, JP Soars, Nick MossPeter KarpNick Curran, The Mannish Boys, Walter Trout, and many others. 

JASON RICCI & THE BAD KIND Tickets & Current Schedule of Shows
Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club’s 2024 Schedule of Shows now includes 4 NEA Jazz Masters, 32 GRAMMY® Award-Winning Artists, 34 Blues Music Award-Winners, and a comprehensive list of talented musicians with 320+ GRAMMY® Award Nominations amongst them. Tickets for JASON RICCI & THE BAD KIND at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club on Thursday April 4 at 7:30 P.M., as well as the current list of 2024 shows, can be found on Ticketmaster and Jimmy’s Online Event Calendar at: https://www.jimmysoncongress.com/events.

The mission of Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club is to provide guests with a one-of-a-kind, world-class experience featuring serious jazz and blues music served with exceptional cuisine. Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club features a spectacular and visually breathtaking environment engineered to deliver the highest quality acoustics while utilizing state-of-the-art production, sound and lighting technologies. Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club is located within a beautifully restored 1905 building at 135 Congress Street in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. For more information visit www.JimmysOnCongress.com or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JimmysJazzBlues and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jimmysjazzblues/. Sign-up for Jimmy’s Email Newsletter to stay informed on Upcoming Shows, New Artist Announcements, Promotional Offers, Ticket On-Sale Dates, Special Performances, and Jimmy’s Sunday Jazz Brunch. In June 2023, Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club was given the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its’ outstanding Wine List.

An architecturally breathtaking center of arts and culture in the heart of historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club offers a rare and spectacular venue to host important corporate functions, weddings, intimate or large-scale social gatherings, private parties, and memorable celebrations. The team at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club put heart and soul into creating a stunning full-service event space with new state-of-the-art production, sound and lighting technologies delivered with outstanding next-level culinary experiences. Our high-touch approach, provided by professional and experienced event staff, ensures that everything is tailored to exceed your expectations. To start a conversation about hosting your event at Jimmy’s Jazz and Blues Club, please call us at 888-603-5299, or fill out Jimmy’s Private Event Request Form.

Motivated by a commitment to culinary and hospitality excellence, founders Michael and Peter Labrie and their leadership team understand it is essential to seek out talented team members for each of The Labrie Group family of restaurants — Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club, The Atlantic Grill, The River House, and Rio Tequila Cantina — all in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Career opportunities and current job openings can be found at www.TheLabrieGroup.com.