Jimmy Mazzy

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Jimmy Mazzy is a traditional jazz banjo player and vocalist.

Mazzy is an America’s traditional jazz banjoist. According to jazz writer Scott Yanow he, “has been a popular attraction in the trad jazz circuit since the late '70s.”[1] He has performed extensively in the United States and worldwide regularly appearing at jazz festivals across the country including the Sacramento, San Diego, Essex, and several Connecticut festivals. Mazzy is a member of The Paramount Jazz Band as well as the Wolverine Jazz band and also freelances with other groups including the Yankee Rhythm Kings, the Magnolia Jazz Five, the Back Bay Ramblers.

In 2002, he was voted the #1 traditional jazz banjoist, and #2 male singer in the Jazzology and Mississippi Rag readership polls.[2] Mazzy has performed regularly with Jeff Hughes, John Clark, Stan McDonald, Ross Petot and many other traditional jazz musicians.

See also[edit]

List of banjo players


  1. ^ All Music Guide to Jazz.
  2. ^ Jimmy Mazzy and Friends

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