In 1987 a friend of Jimmy's gave
him a cassette full of
Louis Jordan songs and said...
"You're gonna love this stuff."
Love it ? As Jimmy listened
he thought to himself...
"I'm gonna add this material to
my repertoire." He listened as the
songs played on... One after another...
"Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens",
"Is You Is (Or Is You Ain't My Baby)",
"Sure Had A Wonderful Time",
"Choo Choo Ch-Boogie",
And when the "Caldonia Boogie" was
over he said out loud...
"I'm gonna put a whole new band together!"
Then he asked himself the question...
"What will I call this band?"
Then came the fifteen-note intro to
the Jordan song that changed his life...
"Five Guys Named Moe".
The words described to a T
a band of ace musicians who
knocked-out crowds with the
"best in harmony" winning the favor
of every type of audience and receiving
rave critical revues. This was exactly
the kind of band he wanted to form.
Jimmy handpicked the best jazzmen
from the local Pittsburgh scene.
Since its inception, Jimmy Sapienza's
Five Guys Named Moe have
consistently delivered crowd-pleasing
performances to a multitude of
appreciative fans, including President
of the United States, Bill Clinton.