The Jimmie Divine Jazz Trio evokes the sound of the great jazz trios of the past. We prefer a straight-ahead take on the standards - cool swing and beautiful ballads. Pianist Bob Rodriguez is one of the most distinctively imaginative jazz musicians today, and has performed at the Blue Note, Iridium, Birdland and Cecil's. Bassist Lou Pappas received his MFA in doublebass from Colorado State and has shared the stage with Steve Turre, Michael Brecker and other greats. Drummer Jon Berger has performed with Aretha Franklin, Roy Merriwether, and Harvey S and on Broadway in Jersey Boys, The Color Purple and Cats. Vocalist Jim Martocci (Jimmie Divine)has performed at The Lenox Lounge, Cleopatra's Needle and other metropolitan NYC venues. The trio has been together since 2005.