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mr jimmy
October 9th, 2023 | 7:00 doors, 7:30 show

Woodward Cinema presents Mr. Jimmy
Monday, October 9, 2023
7 doors, 7:30 p.m. show

$12 advance / $15 day of show

Since the age of 19, Akio Sakurai has been obsessed with Led Zeppelin,
particularly the rock group’s virtuoso guitarist, Jimmy Page.  For 30
years, Akio, the son of a kimono maker, performed in Tokyo clubs to
small, appreciative audiences, recreating vintage Zeppelin concerts
note-for-note. Then in 2012, Page himself came to a Mr. Jimmy show and
Akio’s life changed forever.

Akio can perform distinct note-for-note “live” versions of every
single song in the Zeppelin catalog, from any era of Zeppelin you’d
care to name. But it’s not just the music: Akio Sakurai is also a
student of Page’s very essence — how he dressed, how he moved, the
instruments (down to their discrete mechanical components) that he
used to conjure his particular magic.