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The film [Mr. Jimmy] has kept on being featured at worldwide film festivals in 2020

Since its world premier at SXSW in March 2019, the movie [Mr. Jimmy] directed by Peter Michael Dowd still has kept on being featured at worldwide film festivals, and honored several prizes and beautiful reviews. Stay tuned on Mr. Jimmy Movie  Facebook for update.

...January 2020

>>>Review from ROCKTHEBESTMUSIC>COM/Barcelona (Espanol)

>>>Review from Última Projecció / Barcelona (Espanol)

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MR. JIMMY Led Zeppelin Revival Show in Japan [ Back To  Knebworth 1979 ] December 20th, 2019  Now on Youtube

After 40 years from 1979, the legendary outdoor rock concert of Led Zeppelin which attracted hundreds of thousands of audience in the suburbs of London, was revived by MR. JIMMY Led Zeppelin Revival at EX Theater Roppongi in Tokyo on December 20th, 2019. The stage sets, instruments, costumes, and playing styles all set reviving KNEBWORTH 1979 to take the audience on a time trip to that stage in 1979.
The full house audience celebrated this world's only revival show created by the collaboration of the band MR. JIMMY Led Zeppelin Revival and production team of EX Theater Roppongi with a grand standing ovation. The grand applause was dedicated to Mr.Frankie Banali who played outstanding drumming for over three hours including a incredible drum solo under the condition of fighting to pancreas cancer. It was a special night thoroughgoing filled with the positive energy created by the audience, musicians and stage creators united.

...January 2020

Jimmy Sakurai interview with Scott Tady, Pittsburgh November 2019

While on the tour with JBLZE in November 2019, Jimmy Sakurai was invited to be interviewed with Scott Tady at Hollywood Music And Sound in Pittsburgh PA.

...Nobember 2019

MR. JIMMY Led Zeppelin Revival  welcoming the brave cancer fighter Frankie Banali on the cast of the special show at EX Theater Roppongi in Tokyo on December 20th 2019

Frankie Banali, who sat on the drums at the debut show of MR. JIMMY Led Zeppelin Revival at Whisky A Go Go in 2017 and also at the revival show held at EX Theater Roppongi in December 2018 revealed that he’s been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. However, MR. JIMMY and Frankie have been sharing a strong confidence to realize the upcoming special show in December 2019 at EX Theater reviving Led Zeppelin's 1979 Knebworth together.Jimmy Sakurai proclaims to fans;
"Dear fans in Japan, my dearest and most respectful brother Frankie Banali -san's fighting disease was announced. But don't worry! You will surely see his great drumming at MRJIMMY Led Zeppelin Revival show at the EX Theater Roppongi on Friday, December 20th! He & I, August and Otsuka, and all wonderful staff at EX Theater have already started to prepare for this special show. Both the stage set and performance will be the best show in the EX theater performances so far. Please look forward to the day in anticipation. And send him an ale and love!"

...December 2019

New photography collection of Jimmy Sakurai by Randy Johnson from JBLZE Autumn tour 2019

New beautiful photo from Randy Johnson, world famous MLB player and now outstanding photographer visited JBLZE show at Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ on September 26th 2019. Randy has been a good friend of Jimmy Sakurai to share their enthusiastic study of the depth of the art of Led Zeppelin since he had visited MR. JIMMY shows in Japan in 2010. He has kept on shooting the magical moments of Jimmy Sakurai on the stage with his great eyes of new profession.

...Deceember 2019

[ Mr. Jimmy ]  Movie has been getting compliment at world wide film festivals, wining prizes inside and outside of U.S.A.

MR. JIMMY MOVIE was honored to receive the Lotte Grand Jury Prize in Jecheon, Korea International Film Festival in August 2019. The esteemed jury consisted of Mr. Stanley Kwan (ROUGE), Mr. Nashen Moodley (Director, Sydney Film Festival), Mr. Danis Tanović (NO MAN'S LAND), and Ms. Beck Una (Film Journalist). Here is Mr. Kwan's presentation speech:
"This fascinating journey, over the course of 35 years, is filled with drama and evermore complex expression of his devotion, contributing to a film that constantly engages and educates us. For this layered, detailed, and entertaining portrait of a man who takes devotion and precision to an extreme level, the jury awards the LOTTE award to MR. JIMMY directed by Peter Michael Dowd."

MR. JIMMY MOVIE has been invited continuously by world wide film festivals The film was awarded the jury prize of Best Music Documentary at Nashville Film Festivalin in October 2019 and at the same time chosen as an audience favorite. Then also won the Programmers' Choice award at the Naples International Film Festival in Naples, Florida in November.

...December 2019

Jimmy Sakurai and Peter Michael Dowd on the interview and the showcase of the band MR. JIMMY at Aspen Mountain Film Festival 2019

During a brief interval of summer & autumn tour of JBLZE, Jimmy Sakurai flied to Colorado with Peter Dowd the directer of the movie [Mr. Jimmy] to be invited as the guest at Aspen Mountain Film Festival. The two appeared on the interview by The Lift at the film festival, and the band MR. JIMMY Led Zeppelin Revival knocked out the audience at Belly Up Aspen by reviving Led Zeppelin's 1973 set.

...August 2019

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JBLZE joins Peter Frampton's Farewell Tour in Summer to Autumn 2019, and full Headline Shows in November

Through June to October in 2019, Jimmy Sakurai tours with JBLZE (Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening) joining Peter Frampton on his farewell tour. Some of legendary  venues in the history of Led Zeppelin, Madison Square Garden NY/LA The Forum are in the list, so don't miss visiting JBLZE official site for more info.

...June 2019

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The movie [Mr. Jimmy] has been appearing at world wide film festivals

After the world premier at SXSW , the film [Mr. Jimmy] has been featured continuously at world wide film festivals. U.S.A, Canada, Australia, Korea, Brazil, and Spain... Please follow Mr. Jimmy Movie official Facebook page for update.

...May 2019

Rolling Stone , Hollywood Reporters reviewing Mr. Jimmy Movie as a remarkable movie at SXSW 2019

The film MR. JIMMY is featured at Rolling Stone website as one of the "25 Movies We Can't Wait at SXSW2019" by the senior editor Lil Peep.

The movie "Mr. Jimmy" is also reviewed nicely by Hollywood Reporters.

...April 2019

Blast nights in Austin, Texas! The film "Mr. Jimmy" honored 3 times premiere at SXSW 2019, and the band MR. JIMMY performed as SXSW Music Artist

The film MR. JIMMY directed by Peter Michael Dowd was premiering 3 times at the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries from March 8-17, 2019 in Austin, TX. All of 3 times of premiering at theater were sold out, and got fully compliment by audience and media from all over the world.

Thank you to Peter Michael Dowd producer for all hard work in bringing the passion of Jimmy Sakurai to revive real live energy of Led Zeppelin to the film.

Also the band MR. JIMMY Led Zeppelin Revival was honored to perform as SXSW Music Artist on March 13th 2019 at Dirty Dog Bar in Austin.
Packed audience became the witness of the reality of "Not a tribute, but the revival" that the movie "Mr. Jimmy" tells by the experience of MR. JIMMY's performance of reviving Led Zeppelin's 1972 live set.
...April 2019

The Cast of MR. JIMMY Led Zeppelin Revival at SXSW2019 showcase;

Jimmy Sakurai (Guitar)

August Young (Vocal)

John Paul Joel (Bass & Keyboard)

Cody Tarbell (Drums)

MR. JIMMY Led Zeppelin Revival show [ Blue Berry Hill 1970 ] at Whisky A Go Go on Feb 23, 2019 were packed and blessed by wonderful guests and energetic audience

Big appreciation to wonderful audience and guests came to packed show at Whisky A Go Go MR. JIMMY performing "Blue Berry Hill" on February 23rd 2019. MR. JIMMY Led Zeppelin Revival thanks to all who enjoyed the show, and to dear legendary MLB player and talented photographer Mr. Randy Johnson, the rock legends Traci Gans and Joey Tahola bringing positive energy to the backstage at Whisky and the Rainbow!

...April 2019