Remember the King of Rock & Roll on the 35th anniversary of his death with Jim Jinelli in ELVIS: A Concert Experience.
Experience Jim Jinelli’s tribute to Elvis and you will quickly understand that Jim is more than just a tribute artist. He truly loves the performer that he pays tribute to, and the songs that he sang.
A native of Chicago, Jim displayed his musical ability early in life, singing by age 7 and learning to play many instruments by the age of twelve. While attending high school in the mid-seventies, Jim performed 50’s & 60’s rock & roll with a popular local band. In the years that followed, performing music became a major part of his life.
At the age of thirteen, Jim saw Elvis in concert for the first time at the Chicago Stadium. This concert had a profound effect on him. From that moment, the music and magic of Elvis Presley captured him for a lifetime. As a teenager, he would sing Elvis’ songs hour after hour, mimicking every word, every voice inflection of every song. He studied everything about the phenomenon known as the “King of Rock & Roll”.
Jim’s portrayal of the touring concert years of 1971-1977 brings back many very fond memories of Elvis. Staying as close to the original musical arrangements as possible, phrasing songs exactly as Elvis did, Jim captivates his audience. His ability to get to the heart of Elvis’ style, capturing the passion of every song, is magical. As for his performance style, Jim refuses to portray a caricature of the hip-swiveling Presley, rather staying true to the legendary performers’ stage style of the era, giving the fans an authentic Elvis concert experience. Jim Jinelli’s efforts to maintain the illusion of Elvis’ look on stage is accented by authentic replicas of Elvis’ studded jumpsuits and silk scarves. Jim loves interacting with his audience, tossing scarves and having fun.
“To have seen Elvis in person was an experience I will never forget. My hope is to provide a most memorable concert experience for his fans, to bring back some wonderful memories, and to create a feeling that Elvis is still here, if only for a moment. God has blessed me with the wonderful gift to make music, and I am grateful to Him and the loyal fans of Elvis Presley for giving me the opportunity to share my gift with them.”–Jim Jinelli
Advanced Tickets: $17 members / $21 non-members / $19 seniors (65+)
Day-of-Show: $19 members / $23 non-members / $21 seniors (65+)