2015 is the year of Forniquette.
Forniquette: A 12-piece monster ensemble performing all original music composed, arranged and fronted by Jim Bianco. Jim likens the sound of Forniquette to modern brothel music...
Forniquette will be performing at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, June 6. Both shows will have the full ensemble with dancers.
Forniquette is: Nick Mancini (Vibes) Phil Kronengold (Accordion) David Ralicke (Trombone) Alex Budman (Clarinet/Tenor) Elizabeth Lea (Trombone) Kenny Lyon (guitar) Adam Levy (guitar) Ethan Phillips (Bass) Jordan Katz (trumpet) Danny Levin (Trumpet) Jim Bianco (Vocals) David Moyer (Baritone Sax) Jason Pipkin (drums) Chris Lovejoy (Percussion)
NPR: Cookie Cutter
2013 found Jim in the midst of the "Cookie Cutter" album, a project where he asked 17 different people the same 69 questions. From their answers he wrote each of them a song. The Cookie Cutter record and the details of the process were featured on NPR's 'All Things Considered'. Click the link at the top of the page to hear the interview, or click 'Videos' on the menu above and watch Jim perform songs from the record in his 60-min performance "Live From The Hudson Theater"