Saint James Infirmary Blues
Learn how to play Saint James Infirmary Blues by Jon Batiste on the piano! Follow along with your teacher Dan in the best tutorial online.
St. James Infirmary Blues is an American folk blues song of unknown origin. It was popularized by Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway in the 1930s, and in this lesson we look at Jon Batiste’s rendition from his 2018 album “Hollywood Africans.” It features a plodding piano accompaniment and an improvised solo that even a beginner can learn to play. This is a great introduction to the blues–especially great for those looking to sing along. Enjoy, and happy practicing!