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JIMMY “WEAZEL” PROVENZANO is a national touring guitarist with over 30 years experience in performing live and acoustic shows with his band, "THE JIMMY WEAZEL BAND" while also performing with the bands THROTTLE and TIMINGS EVERYTHING. In addition to performing, Jimmy is an independent music instructor committed to providing a solid education and instilling music appreciation in his students. Jimmy offers a fundamental background in comprehension with the ability to teach guitar and bass. Jimmy’s teaching objectives cover the fundamentals of music with an emphasis in performance levels and creativity. Jimmy develops his student’s interest in and appreciation of music through teaching theory, history, and practical skills.
Jimmy majored in performance arts in high school and continued his musical education into college where he was a jazz performance major. Jimmy attended the American Conservatory of Music, the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University, and is currently enrolled at Berklee College of Music.
Jimmy’s known for performing at local and national bike rallies and events, having played for the FULL THROTTLE SALOON in LACONIA, STURGIS, and LOVELAND to name a few. Jimmy’s well-known for his riveting and powerful instrumental guitar solo of the national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”. Jimmy’s endorsements and sponsorships include; Jägermeister / Jägermusic, InTune Guitar Picks, Inc., Best-Tronics Mfg., Inc, GHS Strings / Rocktron, RPM Energy Shot, and FX Graphics.
Jimmy’s musical diversity shows through in the variety of musical styles his live performances cover, from the Blues and Old Soul songs, to early Seventies Heavy Rock including artist such as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, to Southern Rock artists like The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Molly Hatchet to Modern Day Alternative artist Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, and Alice In Chains, to Guitar Oriented Rock artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robin Trower, and UFO to Reggae artist like Bob Marley, while some days are just mandatory for a little Metallica.
Jimmy has the ability to adapt in any atmosphere and brings a powerful energy and vibe to every performance while cranking out powerful guitar rock hits. With his chameleon like playing abilities Jimmy is able to do almost any genre of music and does. As a charismatic, experienced professional this intense and energetic guitarist leaves his mark everywhere he performs.
Jimmy’s influences include Jimi Hendrix, Tony Iommi, Randy Rhoads, Dimebag Darrell, Zakk Wylde and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Some bands Jimmy enjoys listening to include, Pantera, Metallica, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Tool, Korn, Godsmack, Black Sabbath, and Led Zeppelin.