The Jukebox Jumpers is a local AVL blues & soul duo who celebrate and spread their passion for country blues and African American vernacular musical styles. Using piedmont and delta blues traditions as a launching pad, their performances expand into classic southern soul from Memphis, Muscle Shoals and New Orleans, as well as Chicago blues and early rock n’ roll. Additionally, they write original songs inspired by mining those deep musical veins. Lead singer Parrish Ellis simultaneously plays guitar/bass parts while playing two drums with his feet. He is joined by either Steve Trismen on fiddle, or Jason Moore on saxophone.
Within one set of music you will hear songs by such American musical icons as Ray Charles, Bo Diddley, Earl King, Al Green, Dr. John, James Brown, Charley Patton, Howlin Wolf, Otis Redding, Muddy Waters, Lee Dorsey, Sonny Boy Williamson, Mississippi John Hurt, Alvin Robinson, Slim Harpo, Junior Wells/Buddy Guy, Nina Simone, Robert Johnson and Little Walter. At the core of this carefully curated musical mix is the common thread of the high energy, funky good-time party and dance music that originally arose from barrel houses and juke joints in the American south during the 1920s through the 1960s.