Jumping Jack Flash: THE tribute to the Rolling Stones!

Jumping Jack Flash

The members of Jumping Jack Flash are not entirely sure what it is about this music that causes such a reaction in audiences, but they see it on a nightly basis—they see it in the audience’s eyes, and on their faces.  People rise to their feet and begin dancing, waving their arms in the air, singing along, but most of all– smiling!  Soon the crowd is moving towards the stage, then packed up against it; some attempt to jump up on to the stage, while others lunge for one of the musicians.

JJF has performed at the elegant Winspear Performing Arts Center in Edmonton, Canada, the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, Ca., and at theaters, amphitheaters, festivals, and casinos all across North America; including in front of and audience of 14,000 fans in Mexicali.  In 2015, JJF even performed at the famous west-coast theater the Belly-Up just three days before the actual Rolling Stones did!

Whatever it is about this music that causes such a frenzy, here are the JJF band-members that re-create it:

Joey "Jagger" Infante

as Mick Jagger

The electrifying  Joey “Jagger” Infante is one of those rare performers that audiences simply cannot take their eyes off of.  Joey was a member of Scotti Bros. recording artist group “Roxanne”.  Roxanne was one of the key groups on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip in the late 80’s and regularly performed at the Roxy Theatre, Whiskey A-Go-Go and other similarly decadent nightspots.

Joey also has been a member of A Perfect World’s talent roster for the past 20 years, and has toured all over the world in that capacity as a vocalist and bass-player.  He is currently in the studio with Roxanne, recording tracks for a new album release.

Young Hutchison

as Keith Richards

Young was a founding member of American boogie-woogie, jump-blues group, 2000 Lbs. of Blues. This popular group’s seminal first recording was picked up by Virgin Records (Europe), and one of their hits was included on a compilation record release by Belgian radio DJ Dr. Boogie. Young has performed with Rolling Stones sax-player Bobby Keys, and was chosen by former Standells singer Dickie Dodd (“Dirty Water” was a worldwide hit for them in the 60’s) to be in Dick’s solo group.  

Interestingly enough, Dick Dodd and The Standells toured with the Rolling Stones on their first American tour in 1965.

Pat Hennessy

as Ron Wood

Generally regarded as one of the finest guitar players on the California music scene for years, Pat’s soaring guitar solos thrill audiences wherever JJF performs.  Pat has been a musician/performer since the age of 15, and has never had another job since that time.  He has toured across the United States as a member of JJF, but also as a regular “first-call” musician for a multitude of other touring groups.  Pat released his solo record “Triple Seven” in the late 90’s to rave reviews.

as Charlie Watts

Jon is a Los Angeles native in his early 30’s who is often quoted as someone who was “born in the wrong decade.” At the age of six, Jon decided to start playing the drums after being inspired by Ringo Starr. Since then, he continued to play through elementary, middle, and high school. After high school, Jon attended Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, CA, and graduated with an AA in 2010.

Since then, Jon has gone on to perform at countless venues, including the world famous Carnegie Hall in 2010. Today, he plays with a number of artists, in the studio and on the road, including The Chambers Brothers, and many critically-acclaimed tribute acts. He’s also shared the stage with top acts such as America, George Thorogood, Lady Antebellum, Jimmy Vivino, Slash, and many more.

Matt Quilter

as Bill Wyman

Veteran SoCal musician Matt Quilter’s career spans several decades, both as a recording artist and live performer.  He is best known as a member of the multiple OCMA award-winning Reventlos, the cutting-edge instrumental band whose music has graced several movie, commercials, and MTV soundtracks.  Recent activities include co-producing “Pounding Surf!”, the acclaimed full-length documentary film on the history of Southern California surf music.

Matt also does double-duty as an instructor on both guitar and bass at the prestigious Sierra Surf Music Camp. Of late, however, his love and knowledge of the music of the Rolling Stones has given him the best gig of his life—bringing to life the classic Stones hits live onstage with Jumping Jack Flash.