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The Black Italians

Felix is featured on this great new album with Jimmy Vivino & the Black Italians. Click on the image above to order the album from iTunes. And CLICK HERE for photos from the show and a review with a preview video of this exciting performance.

Felix’s Upcoming Gigs

Felix Cabrera with the Robert Ross Band

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 8pm

Lucille's Grill at BB King Blues Bar & Grill - 237 West 42nd street - NYC - 212-997-4144

$10 advance, $12 day of show. Full dinner menu available. $10 min per person at tables.

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The Black Italians on Conan

Jimmy Vivino & the Black Italians appeared on the Conan show on January 28th with Felix playing blues harp. From our friends at Blind Pig Records: "Jimmy Vivino and the Black Italians put on a spirited, soulful performance of Bob Dylan's “Maggie's Farm” during their appearance on Conan this week. The band's unique version of the song is featured on their recent Blind Pig release entitled 13 Live. The Black Italians lineup on the TV show included outstanding vocalist Catherine Russell, harmonica great Felix Cabrera, and special guest guitarist Leo Nocentelli of The Meters."

Watch the great video above of the band performing Dylan's “Maggie's Farm.”

Prior to the broadcast, in a nod to Nocentelli's Louisiana background, the band also performed “Fire On The Bayou” (a track which does not appear on the CD), with some first-rate guitar playing by Leo and Jimmy. Click the link below to watch this great video exclusive from Team Coco.

The Black Italians

Click on the image above for an exclusive performance by the band of “Fire On The Bayou” from Team Coco (off-site).

The Black Italians page at Blind Pig Records

Felix guests with the Prisoners of 2nd Avenue

The Prisoners of 2nd Avenue, the Fillmore-era tribute band featuring Jimmy Vivino, Rich Pagano and John Conte, got together at B.B. King's on November 30, 2013. Felix guested with the band. Pictures at the link.


Jimmy Vivino joins Felix on CD

Jimmy Vivino is featured on Felix Cabrera's CD, "Live at the Turning Point". This CD was recorded at the Turning Point Cafe in Piermont, New York on June 1, 2007 and features ten great live tracks. Playing with Jimmy and Felix is Eddy Bishai, Phil Butler and Bill Schroeder.

"A powerhouse set of tunes...a great sounding stack of music."

Dick Wissbaum, Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine (Dec '09)

Click the image to order either the CD or a download.

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The Black Italians Record a Live Album

Jimmy Vivino & the Black Italians with Felix got together for the first time in several years to record a live album at Levon Helm Studios for Blind Pig Records. Everyone played great -- this album is going to be killer and will be released in May!

The Black Italians

Click on the image above for photos from the show.

The Black Italians

Click on the image above for a REVIEW and VIDEOS from the show.

Jimmy Vivino joins Felix again in Port Washington, NY

Felix Cabrera was joined by Jimmy Vivino at the Port Washington Polish Hall on Friday, March 23, 2012.
A great night of blues, r&b, jump and good old rock & roll.


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Felix & Jimmy video from March, 2012 at The Turning Point (Updated 4/21 w/ a better version)

Here's a great YouTube video from DubyBros featuring a montage of songs from this show. It's Jimmy, Felix, Mel Davis on keys with Phil Butler and Bill Schroeder. This one has pretty good sound and is nicely done, so it's worth a view/listen.

More on the Archive page.

Jimmy Vivino joins Felix in Port Washington, NY

Felix Cabrera was joined by Jimmy Vivino at the Port Washington Polish Hall on Friday, December 2, 2011.
We were back in the 1950s and early 1960s and the joint was jumpin'! Great place if only because there's a dance floor.


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Here's "Maggie's Farm" from that show as posted by Geremy Dubensky on You Tube:

More videos on the Archive page.

Jimmy Vivino plays with Felix

Jimmy Vivino came to New York on March 25th to play a killer set with Felix Cabrera at the beautiful Port Washington Public Library.

jimmy & felix

Click on the photo to see more great images from this reference show in how to play the blues.

A Twitter experiment...

Here's an experiment to see which Twitter feeds we can pick up about Felix and the Blues.

Meet the Band


L to R: Phil Butler (bass), Bill Schroeder (drums), Eddy Bishai (Hammond B3), Felix Cabrera (harmonica/vocals), Jimmy Vivino (guitar/vocals)




  • April 12: Added YouTube videos. (Old photos moved to to the archive page).
  • March 30: March 23, 2012 photos of Jimmy & Felix playing again at the Port Washington Polish Hall
  • February 4: Added some additional vintage reviews
  • January 20: New site!

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