Egidio Juke Ingala (Ita)

Egidio "Juke" Ingala & The Jacknives

This band has been one of the most in demand old-school rockin' blues combo on the International blues scene for many long years.They played and they still play at the best clubs and festivals and festivals in the Old Continent on regular bases. Egidio "Juke" Ingala & The Jacknives are famous for delivering highly energetic live performances and also the high quality of the music they perform. They are a top notch band that plays Chicago and West Coast Blues thrilling audiences with their explosive performances in many different Countries.

Their fantastic new album “Switcharoo” on Rhythm Bomb Records features the producer Little Victor , the great piano player Carl "Sonny" Leyland and the supreme Benny Pretolani on sax. Frontman Egidio "Juke" Ingala has a very distinctive style on harp and vocals. His harmonica sound has been described as something in between Little Walter and George Harmonica Smith, with a touch of Walter Horton. Juke is a natural-born entertainer with a strong sense of showmanship -something that too often lacks in contemporary blues performers. A subtle combination of tone, phrasing and attack combined with a strong sense of swing are his trademark. A veteran performer with a few albums under his belt, he has beenon the scene since the early 90's, he has been working/touring with many American "heavy weights".
Juke Ingala started to work with the Jacknives in 2010 and it was just like they have been playing together since day one. The Jacknives are one of the most solid and authentic blues combos to be found anywhere. The band was already famous for backing harmonica players in a way that reminded of legendary Chicago blues trio the Aces. Band leader Marco "The Kid" Gisfredi is one of the finest real-deal blues guitar player on the scene today. Inspired by Eddie
Taylor, T-Bone Walker, Louis Myers and many other greats, he cut his teeth playing behind players such as Paul Oscher, Steve Guyger, Mark Hummel, Lynwood Slim, Mike Sanchez and many more. The band's rhythm section is currently formed by rock-solid bass player Max Pitardi and drummer extraordinaire Enrico "Henry" Soverini whose love and knowledge of the fine points of this music allows them to play everything from dirty down-home blues to more sophisticated urban grooves. Max -one of the founding members of blues/roots-rock outfit "the Dirty Hands"- first started to play with Juke in 1993. Henry Soverini cites Fred Below, Odie Payne and SP Leary amongst his main influences, has played all over Europe in blues and American music bands, also offering his highly-praised solid backbeat to many touring American musicians.


Band:
Egidio "Juke" Ingala - vocals and harp
Marco "The Kid" Gisfredi - guitar
Max Pitardi - upright and electric bass
Enrico "Henry" Soverini – drums

Discographie:

2017 - Switcharoo
2013 - Tired of Beggin'
2007 - Game's Over
2004 - Drivin' & Jivin'

2000 - Nite Life Boogie

 

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