Jimmy Francis Infuses Humor in Iconic Holiday Jazz
Jimmy Francis blends and mixes the genres of Jazz and Alternative Pop, making music that is bound to make anyone listening enjoy and revel in its power and frenzy
Temecula, California – December 11th, 2020- A passionate musician and singer, Jimmy Francis has long been experimenting with his musical prowess and talented combinations. Beginning his journey in life as a stand-up comedian, he thought to try combining his two ultimate passions: comedy and music. So began his foray into music as he released his first, blazing with single “Christmas In Hawaii” written in the artistic form of a parody account. A humorous take on the song “White Christmas”, this parody was mainly inspired by an event from his childhood where Jimmy Francis’ mother promised him a trip to Hawaii for Christmas and then changed plans. Hence, with its funny and warm parodic take, Jimmy has beautifully channeled his disappointment and written a song about it. Jimmy is hopeful to make further tweaks and get his now-recorded singles soar to success and popularity as he breaks into this iconic genre.
Recently, Jimmy Francis was also one of the prized Semi-Finalists at an acclaimed and widely celebrated international songwriting contest where he presented his song “Soul Searchin’” while being judged by the likes of legends such as Dave Grohl, Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani, Steven Tyler, The Edge and Lenny Kravitz. The main goal of this song was to make people laugh and feel good about their life and happenings. Other songs Jimmy has written are more centered around emotions of despondency and dejection or anger about something not working out- a stark contrast. He intends to make songs that touch people and help them feel that they’re not alone in this too often cruel and isolating world. This song was recorded solely by him and with the aid of a saxophone player for the saxophone solo. Jimmy Francis is also open to exploration and finding like-minded musicians to collaborate with and hopefully form a band.
Jimmy Francis is a musician, comedian, writer and actor from Southern California. “Christmas In Hawaii” is his first music single. He won a stand-up comedy competition at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, California, and also received a best actor award from the Inland Theatre League for playing Billy Bibbit in the play “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”. Jimmy was also an acclaimed semifinalist in an international songwriting.
He is also the brains behind a graphic novel “Hyperdork: Years And Years Of Trauma” (available on Amazon), had a humorous essay about zombies published in a literary journal and directed a short film for MTV’s AIDS Awareness Project. Now, powered with his rich alternative jazz vibes, he is intending to conquer the world with his iconic music. His main musical influences include several noteworthy artists such as: David Bowie, The Doors, Danny Elfman, Pink Floyd, The Ramones, Cream, The Cure, Nirvana, Van Halen/David Lee Roth, Eric Clapton, Adam Sandler, The Blues Brothers and The Beatles. He is currently looking for collaborators and artists to work on and curate more coherent musical combinations in the future.
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