Jimmy Givens "Interpreter of Rhythm"
        Jimmy Givens"Interpreter of Rhythm"

About Jimmy Givens! ;-) שלום

I'm Jimmy Givens

and I approve this message!


I am proud of the fact and title I have bestowed upon myself:

I am the “Last of the Lakewood, NJ hotel musicians” … and the music education I learned in the hotels could not be learned in the conservatory! ;-) שלום


I don’t drink, smoke or use drugs. I am dependable, punctual, and neat {in my appearance and demeanor}.

I don’t have a “star” complex {I will audition for anyone, since not every musician is for every band}, I’m a good reader, a Life Member of American Federation of Musicians Local #399 Asbury Park, NJ and my passport is valid. I’m not strictly a jazz drummer, or a rock drummer, or country/Latin etc. I have many, many years of club date experience; therefore...


I am a “commercial” drummer ~

and I can thank my Daddy for that!


I proudly give three references from three "world-class" musicians in this fashion.


      1.Max Kaghan, of blessed memory, {pianist} at Capitol Hotel, Lakewood, NJ responded to question asked by sax man: “Can Jimmy play a show?” Max responded by saying: “Jimmy can play a show better with no music, than most musicians can with the music.”

      2. Paul Hoffman {sax, clarinet, flute} leader at New Irvington Hotel, Lakewood, NJ who, as we were playing said to me: “Jimmy, you have the most phenomenal sense of timing I’ve ever heard in a drummer.

      3. Martin E. Silverman, Esq. {sax, clarinet, flute} “Jimmy, you are among the few drummers who have a natural sense of shading and dynamics... and know how to use brushes!”


These three gentlemen were among those responsible for that music education I mentioned earlier.


I have an excellent sense of humor and as an emcee/comedian can make anyone laugh…

even if they don’t want to!


If you or someone you know is looking for a drummer/emcee/comedian with my skills,

I would appreciate your referral by going to

"Contact Jimmy Givens via my website!"


Thank you for your consideration!!













On December 12, 2016,

Mr. Dorian Parreott, President of American Federation of Musicians Local #399 presented me with my Gold Card, which makes me a




in my entire life!


To learn more about my parents and me,

please listen to my friend Jennifer Stewart's podcast...

The Borscht Belt Tattler Podcast!




Upcoming Events! ;-)

You are invited to "Upcoming Events" to see what


has to offer for your special event! ;-)

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