Born: January 5, 1937 | Died: December 10, 2013 Primary Instrument: Piano
Philadelphia born Jimmy Amadie is a veteran jazz pianist, called a serious keyboard talent by Billboard Magazine and one of America's leading jazz educators by Jazz Forum Magazine. While Amadie's skill and musicianship have been compared to Tommy Flanagan and Hank Jones, his determination to overcome devastating obstacles has equally inspired.
Jimmy Amadie is known today as a musician and music educator, but his first love was competitive sports. Jimmy was a good athlete and participated in the citywide Sand Lot Sports League playing baseball, the Pop Warner Conference for football, and learned to box at Lighthouse Boys Club. Sports related injuries prevented Amadie from further competition. He then devoted all of his time to music....