Category: Jake Cinninger

Happy Birthday to the Man, The Myth, The Legend: Jake Cinninger!

Happy Birthday to the flicker finger champion, Jake Cinninger!

Born on December 16, 1975, this Superstar Sagittarius has brought the fire (and the brimstone) to our ears over the last decade and a half! Thank you for being you, Jaco!

According to Wikipediar:

Cinninger was raised in Niles, Michigan where he says his parents’ extensive record collection influenced his eclectic tastes in music. Cinninger began playing in many bands by the age of 12, ranging in styles from jazz fusion to country music. After spending some time in the Berklee School of Music, he took classical guitar lessons from Gerry Zubko in Roseland, South Bend, Indiana.[1] In 1997, he started his own band, Ali Baba’s Tahini and regularly played shows alongside of another local band, Umphrey’s McGee. Cinninger chose to learn his chops by playing with others rather than attend a college musical curriculum, as many of his friends did. Eventually, Ali Baba’s Tahini disbanded in 2000 and Cinninger accepted an offer to join as a full-time member of Umphrey’s McGee in 2000.

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Cinninger)

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Most Recent Setlist: J&B and Joel Setlists

Brendan Bayliss & Jake Cinninger Holiday Show
Park West, Chicago, IL
12/12/2015

Similar Skin > Gulf Stream, Cut the Cable, Susanah*, Syncopated Strangers**, Carol of the Bells, Dancing Days*, Bron-Yr-Aur*, Down by the Seaside*, Push and Pull, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Two Dips***, Paranoid***, Tempted*, Comma Later*, Weight Around*, Showdown*, Baby Bitch*

E: Last Train Home*, Upward*, Black Water*

Notes: *w/Andy Farag, Joel Cummins and Mike Racky
**w/Andy Farag and Joel Cummins
***w/Farag, Cummins, Racky and Wade Wilby

[h/t to Jambands.com for the full set]
Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger Play Annual Holiday Show in Chicago

Joel Setlist

Orfeo, Pour Le Piano Prelude (Debussy), Blue in Green (Miles Davis/Bill Evans), Sonata Pathetique 1st Movement (Beethoven), Improv > Concerning a UFO (Sufjan Stevens) > Chicago*, Linus and Lucy (Vince Guaraldi)

Encore: Easy Lover (Phil Collins)

* with Mike Racky on Pedal Steel

Tonight’s Show

Dec 12, 2015
Saturday
Park WestSold Out
Chicago, IL

NON-UM: Brendan & Jake Holiday Show, feat. Joel
Price: $30.00 IN ADVANCE
Doors Open: 7:00 PM
Start Time: 8:00 PM

Ages: ALL

  • Brendan and Jake will play their 13th Annual Holiday Acoustic Show; both Joel and Andy will join throughout the evening
  • Joel will begin the festivities with a solo set
  • the show will benefit The People’s Music School of Chicago
  • this show has SOLD OUT

From Barry Brown:

“Doors tonight are at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm sharp. Remember to get yourself lots of raffle tickets (cash only) and to buy your Holiday Show Xmas Tree Ornament ($10 each). Tonight’s show benefits the People’s Music School, which provides FREE music education to children and young adults that would not otherwise have access to such a program.”

Looking back at previous Jake and Brendan Holiday shows, we can find some real fan-shot gems from YouTube (pro-recordings are almost never released from the J&B Holiday shows)

Like this RHCP cover that was captured by the everawesome Anthony Anderson in 2013:

 

or this cover of Floyd’s Wish You Were Here as captured by Brianna Kelly

or how about user ‘Lossless’s grab of ITK from 2008?

All we’re saying is, if you’re going tonight, you’re going to have a damn good time! What are some of your favorite J&B Holiday show memories from years past?