Los Angeles, CA — January 27, 2015 — It was a sad day in August of 1977 for Elvis Presley fans. The iconic singer died too soon. With nothing left, but his legacy, fans held on to his memory, until now. Jim Jinelli, a Chicago native, magically recreates the music and concert experience of "The King," with powerful vocals and a presence just that of the late singer. Jinelli's production, "Elvis: A Concert Experience," is so real and liberating it will leave you in disbelief. For more information on "Elvis: A Concert Experience," visit http://www.elvisconcert.com.
Jinelli performs to many sold out crowds, from cultural and performing arts centers, to the 31st Annual Elvis Presley Fan Club Convention in Orlando. Starting on Sunday, February 8th he will turn back time with his one-of-a-kind tribute to Elvis at Catherine Hickman Theater in Gulfport, Florida.
Other upcoming performances include:
February 22 at Saenger Theater in Hattiesburg, MS
March 1 at Averitt Center for the Arts in Statesboro, GA
March 8 at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC
March 15 at Mount Dora Community Building in Mount Dora, FL
March 21 at Gateway Center for the Arts in DeBary, FL
March 22 at Gateway Center for the Arts in DeBary, FL
April 10 at Community Theatre of Greensboro in Greensboro, NC
April 11 at Community Theatre of Greensboro in Greensboro, NC
June 10 at Marlowe's in Memphis, TN
July 5 at Pensacola Little Theatre in Pensacola, FL
The production will consist of covers from the touring concert years of 1971-1977. Jinelli will capture the hearts of loyal fans as he displays the exact charm and charisma of the "King of Rock 'n' Roll." At the age of thirteen, Jim saw Elvis in concert for the first time at the Chicago Stadium and from that point on; he knew the kind of performer he wanted to be. But, little did he know, he would later on perform tributes to the late King.
With a dedicated following, Jim Jinelli has become a seasoned professional with a rare career track record. He has collaborated with many people who knew and worked alongside Elvis Presley including Jerry Schilling, Joe Esposito, Sonny West, Dick Grob, D.J. Fontana, and Scotty Moore to name a few.
Not only is Jinelli a star on stage, he is a star in the hearts of many special individuals. He works diligently to raise money for various charities such as the Wounded Warrior Project. He has also performed at fundraisers for children's charities, homeless missions, hurricane and tornado victims, cancer research benefits, volunteer fire departments, and seniors and veterans organizations.
About Jim Jinelli
Jim Jinelli is a professional musician and has created a mesmerizing tribute concert memorializing Elvis Presley. With his powerful, commanding voice, remarkable vocal range and natural vibrato, Jim captures that unique "Elvis" sound. Seizing the passion of every song, evoking the magic of the phenomenon known as the "King of Rock 'n' Roll." Come delight in the experience of a reproduction of Elvis' music and stage presence so accurate that all of us may suspend belief, as the saying goes, "Elvis has left the building."