Biography for Jimi Schutte (L-R) Hubert Sumlin, Louis Myers, Jimi Schutte, Dave Meyers

(featured in the photo above, L-R Hubert Sumlin (Howlin' Wolf), Louis Myers (Little Walter & the Aces), Jimi Schutte, Dave Myers Little Walter & the Aces)

Musically over the years

2013
House drummer for A.J. Love's Blues Party on Fridays at the Knuckle Down Saloonin Madison, WI. Recently working with John Primer, Mike Wheeler, A.J. Love, Glenn Davis, Toronzo Cannon, Billy Flynn, Rockin' Johnny Burgin, R.J. Mischo, and others as well as being the anchor in the Jim Liban Blues Combo.
 

2011 - 2012:

Summerfest 2012 July 4, 2012 5:00pm with Jim Liban, Ken Saydak, Perry Weber, Tony Menzer, and Jimi Schutte

Working with Jim Liban Combo in and around the Milwaukee area.
 

2008-2010:

Chicago Blues Festival with Jimmy Dawkins in 2009

Working with Jim Liban Combo in and around the Milwaukee area.
 

2007:

Chicago Blues Festival with the Jimmy Dawkins Band, featuring Billy Flynn, and Bob Stroger, Eddie Shaw, Nora Jean Wallace, Rob Waters, Maurice John Vaughn, Rich Kirch, Keith Scott, and Jimi Schutte. Main stage 8:00

Working with the Jim Liban Blues Trio, in and around Milwaukee area.
 

2006:

House gig Thursdays at Saz's State House

House gig Fridays Boerner Botanical Gardens

Played at the Poconos Blues Festival in the Poconos Mountains with Jimmy Dawkins, Billy Flynn, and Bob Stroger.

Played Summerfest in Milwaukee with Jim Liban Trio

Played Bastille Days with Jim Liban

Played State Fair at Saz's Pavilion for 7 days

Played house gig at Brio Trattoria for most of the year on Thusday nites.

Working with the Jim Liban Blues Trio, in and around Milwaukee area.
 

2005:

San Francisco Blues Festival (www.sfblues.com) September 24, 2005 with Nora Jean Bruso, and The Jimmy Dawkins Band

Re-union party - Boston, MA September 17, 2005 with Dr. Bop and the Headliners

Played Summerfest in Milwaukee with Jim Liban Trio.

Working with the Jim Liban Blues Trio, in and around Milwaukee area.
 

2004: Working with the Jim Liban Blues Trio, in and around Milwaukee area.

Lucerne, Switzerland (Nov. 8 -15)

Long Beach Blues Festival - Long Beach, CA (September 3-5, 2004)

CD with the Jim Liban Blues Trio - "Hot Tongue and Cold Shoulder"

Played Summerfest in Milwaukee with Jim Liban Trio.

Working with the Jim Liban Blues Trio, in and around Milwaukee area.
 

2003:

Working with the Jim Liban Blues Trio, in and around Milwaukee area.
 

2002:

Recording session with Nora Jean Bruso "Sings the Blues" The muscians on the session were Jimmy Dawkins, Eddie Shaw, Willie Kent, James Wheeler, Billy Flynn, and Rob Waters, Brian Lupo and Jimi Schutte

Article in "Big City Blues Magazine", on "Blues Drummers" including Jimi. (Written by Jim Feeney)

Working with the Jim Liban Blues Trio, in and around Milwaukee area.

"I Smell A Rat" Cd released in September, on Delmark Records, by Lester Davenport, with Jimi on drums.

Played "Chicago Blues Festival" Petrillo Band Shell with Jimmy Dawkins, Billy Flynn, Eddie Shaw, Rob Waters, and a host of others.

Played Summerfest in Milwaukee with Jim Liban Trio.

Played Sprecher Beer Fest in Milwaukee.
 

2001:

November 2001 - Jim Liban Trio voted "Best Blues Act in Milwaukee" in the SHEPARD EXPRESS featuring Perry Weber on guitar and Jim Liban on harmonica and guitar.

Played Harleyfest in Milwaukee, (Friday August 31st)

Played Sprecher Beer Fest in Milwaukee, (Saturday September 1)

Joined the Jim Liban Combo, August 23, 2001 working in and around the Milwaukee Area.

Recorded "I Smell a Rat" at Delmark Recording Studios, Chicago. Participants were Lester Davenport, Billy Flynn, Detroit Junior, Allan Battes, Bob Stroger, Sho Komiya and Jimmy Dawkins. A good time was had by all (listen to the cd)

Southwest Blues Festival in Dallas, TX with Jimmy Dawkins.

Shermanfest in Milwaukee, with the Rockin' Johnny Band, June 23,2001
 

2000:

Long Beach Blues Festival with Jimmy Dawkins and Billy Flynn and Bob Stroger

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In the 90's

1999:

Working with the Rockin' Johnny Band in and around Chicago, also played Summerfest in Milwaukee with Jim Liban, and Greg Koch.
 

1998:

"Chicago Blues Fest" with the Rockin' Johnny Band.
 

1997:

"Chicago Blues Fest" with Jimmy Dawkins and Billy Flynn.
 

1995-96:

Playing with Dr. Bop and the Headliners in and around Chicago.
 

1992-1994:

Moved to Milwaukee and began playing in a band called Big Bob & the Ballroom Blitz doing shows at Summerfest with Pine Top Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, and Shirley King (B.B.'s daughter). Also played at Sherman Park Fest with Cash McCall.
 

1989-1992:

Started working with a band called " The Complainers" featuring Perry Weber and Tom Wilson. The trio proceeded to garner "Best Blues Band in Milwaukee" honor.

In the 80's

1988:

Recorded a second CD with Lonnie Brooks, this time a "live" album, recorded in Chicago, called "Bayou Lightening Strikes", also for Alligator Records. Also opening shows with Lonnie for Stevie Ray Vaughn. (see the 'photo' page)

Toured Scotland and England with Lonnie finishing the tour with a " live " show on the BBC in London.
 

1987:

Recorded a CD with Lonnie Brooks called "Wound Up Tight" with special guest Johnny Winter for Alligator Records.

Signed with the Miller Genuine Draft Rock Network became a representative for Remo Drums and Sabian Cymbals.
 

1986:

Joined the Lonnie Brooks Band and toured the North America extensively. With Lonnie also recorded a 'live' television show called "The Lonesome Pine Special".
 

1985:

Moved back to the United States and set up residence in the" Blues Capitol of the World", Chicago, Illinois.

Joined the house band at 'Remingtons' on Rush Street, backing many of the Chicago blues greats such as: Big Time Sarah, Eddie Shaw, Hubert Sumlin, Louis and Dave Myers, (the original "Aces") from Little Walters' Band, Jimmy Johnson, and a host of others.
 

1984:

Taught 2nd workshop for "F.N.A.M.U." This time in the South of France.

Formed group called the "Hoodoo Men" working in and around Paris. Band members were Matthew Skoller, Larry Skoller, Gerard LaVigne and Jimi.
 

1983:

Continued working with Mox in Paris . European tour with a show called " Blues with the Girls ", featuring Larry Davis, LavelleWhite, Zora Young, and Jean Carroll.

Became a representative for "Tama " drums and " Paiste " cymbals.

Tour of North Africa with Mox for six weeks

Began working with Luther Allison for the next two years, after Luther's move to Paris in late '83.

Playing many of the great festivals in Europe including the" Montreaux Festival" in Switzerland, the " Brest" festival in France, and the " North Sea Jazz Festival" in Den Haig, Holland.

Played a show with blues legends, Lowell Fulsom and Luther Allison

Played a show with blues legend, Bo Diddley
 

1982:

Touring in Europe with the The American Living Blues Festival featuring Jimmy Dawkins, Layfayette Leak, Queen Sylvia Embry, Lester Davenport, and Otis "Big Smokey" Smothers. This ensemble recorded a 'live' double CD in Paris called: "The American Living Blues Festival-Live in Europe "

Moved to Paris in May of '81 and began working with an Englishman named Mox Gowland and also a French blues singer by the name of Christian Lancry.

Recorded a 45 rpm. for Virgin Records at this time with Chris Lancry.

Taught a Blues Workshop for two weeks in the French Alps for the" Federation National of Activities Musical", a government organization.
 

1981:

Tour in Europe with Jimmy Dawkins. Recorded award-winning CD called "Hot Wire'81" which received the "Hot Club du France" "Prix du Jazz". It also received the" Big Bill Broonzy Award".
 

1979-1980:

Toured the east coast with a show called The South Side AllStars, featuring Jr. Wells, Jimmy Dawkins, Hubert Sumlin, and Eddie Shaw. With the Rhythm section of Billy Flynn and Sylvester Boines.

 

In the 70's

1977-1978:

Joined the Jimmy Dawkins band in '77 and toured the United States and Canada extensively.

Worked with the Bryan Lee Blues Band in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Recorded his first CD with Bryan called Beauty Isn't Always Visual.
 
1975-1977:

Worked with Chicago Daily Blues, comprised of members of the Luther Allison Band. "Fat" Richard Drake, Paul White, Randy Joe Fullerton, Jimmy Elam, Jimi Schutte.
 

1972-1975:

Jim began playing with Luther Allison, touring the U.S. and Canada . During this time he played with Jimmy Reed and Lightnin' Hopkins at Liberty Hall in Houston , TX. Also, during this time, Jimi had the opportunity to open shows, and play with, many of the Great Blues Legends, such as: B.B. King, Albert King, Little Milton, Howlin' Wolf, Bobby Bland, Hound Dog Taylor and others.


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