singer, guitarist, composer, producer
Jimi Tunnell is a master musician whose diverse talent encompasses many musical styles from Pop and R&B to Jazz and Classical. He is a stunning vocalist and a brilliant guitarist. He's also a sought-after arranger, composer, and producer.
Jimi has performed and recorded with such diverse artists as Carly Simon, Laurie Anderson, The Bee Gees, Arcadia (Duran Duran), C& C Music Factory, Malcolm McClaren, Arthur Baker, Little Louie Vega, Cover Girls, New Kids On The Block, Southside Johnny, Paul Schaffer, Will Lee (of David Letterman), Steve Smith (of Journey), Hiram Bullock, Daryl Jones, Dave Liebman, Teo Macero, Omar Hakim (of Sting, Madonna), Dennis Chambers, Victor Bailey (of Madonna, Weather Report), Kenny Garret, Mino Cinelu, Tom Coster (Santana), Adam Holzman (of Miles Davis), Steps Ahead, and The Bob Belden Ensemble.
Mr. Tunnell toured extensively in Japan with Yellow Magic Orchestra artist Yukihiro Takahashi. He later succeeded Mike Stern as guitarist for the electric jazz super group Steps Ahead, touring internationally with the band for three years. As the first artist to successfully incorporate vocals into their live concerts, his original compositions were greeted with standing ovations at International Jazz Festivals such as North Sea, Montreux, Milan, Paris, etc . . .
Jimi currently heads his own production company, Buffalo Sound and leads the world jazz ensemble, Trilateral Commission, which includes Weather Report veteran Jose Rossy, who also co-leads the power global ensemble, JusTerra.