Rock, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Country, Classical and Opera style Vocalist and Piano/Keyboard/Organ Player. Live and studio session solo and group artist mostly in rock bands, from Southern Ontario, Canada. Graduate from the University of Waterloo Ontario in Environmental Studies and Music Studio Voice and Piano at Conrad Grebel College. Jimmy's family from his mom's side, Carole Ann (Beattie) Rupnow from the Dundas(s) family clan, is related to Garth Hudson from Canadian-American roots rock group The Band. They were regarded as one of the world's most popular and influential rock bands of all time for about six years, from 1968-1975. The Band collaborated for many years with Bob Dylan, the Beatles and Muddy Waters to name a few.
The album entitled Jimmy Rupnow is a compilation of 9 songs recorded in 2013. Behind Fire, his second album was released in December 2015. Other Levels is a double album from 2016. The songs are written, performed, mixed and mastered by Jimmy at Blue Springs Studios in Waterloo, Ontario.
Paul Stouffer, piano expert and jazz entertainer, was Jimmy's piano and music advisor over the course of 10 years after studying at University to keep on top of things. It is fortunate to have worked on music concepts with Paul at the same time as as working on the albums.
In addition to his own work, Jimmy Rupnow is currently a member of several rock bands and acts like The Exceptional Gentlemen, Grüveyard, Dana K & the Remedy, The Ken Dolls and Mark and Jimmy.
Several other projects include original rock/folk band Ridgewalker with a debut album, Ridgewalker. (2016) It took about 8 years and was recorded at legendary METALWORKS Studios in Mississauga, (Toronto) Ontario with band member/Producer Myke Mazzei, along with Songwriter/Singer Sean McCammon and band. Another recording location for the album included the GRCA Laurel Creek Nature Centre in Waterloo for some vocal tracks one dark and quiet night. The Slacks is a jam band that has always been a highlight bringing together many good friends to play all kinds of genres, and are still going today at times with various members. Savage Blue was the first group that Jimmy was a part of. They played the Southern Ontario and north circuit for 20 years from Toronto to Grand Bend as a rock and roll party band.