This band has been one of the most in demand old-school rockin' blues combo on the international blues scene for many long years. They played at the best clubs and festivals in the Old Continent on regular bases. Egidio "Juke" Ingala & The Jacknives are famous for delivering highly energetic live performances and also the high quality of the music they perform. They are a top notch band that plays Chicago and West Coast Blues thrilling audiences with their explosive performances in many different Countries.
Frontman Egidio "Juke" Ingala has a very distinctive style on harp and vocals. His harmonica sound has been described as something in between Little Walter and George Harmonica Smith, with a touch of Walter Horton. Juke is a natural-born entertainer with a strong sense of showmanship -something that too often lacks in contemporary blues performers. A subtle combination of tone, phrasing and attack combined with a strong sense of swing are his trademark. A veteran performer with a few albums under his belt, he has beenon the scene since the early 90's, he has been working/touring with American "heavy weights" such as Alex Schultz, Linwood Slim, Gary Primich and many more.
Juke started to work with the
2010 and it was just like they have been playing together since day
one. The Jacknives are
one of the most solid and authentic blues combos to be found
anywhere. The band was already famous for backing harmonica players
in a way that reminded of legendary Chicago blues trio the Aces..
band leade Marco "The Kid" Gisfredi is one of the finest
real-deal blues guitar player on the scene today. Inspired by Eddie
Taylor, T-Bone Walker, Louis Myers and many other greats, he cut his
teeth playing behind players such as Paul Oscher, Steve Guyger, Mark
Hummel, Lynwood Slim, Mark Tortorici, Mike
Sanchez and many more.