Bam Jazz is a 4-piece band that plays a rich blend of jazz, blues and New Orleans-style music.
Although the band is not tied to just a select few artists, their main thrust is Swing and the Jumpin’ Jive of the 20’s and 30’s. With songs like Minnie the Moocher, I Like ’em Fat Like That, Caledonia, and Jump Jive and Wail the audience can’t help movin’ and groovin’. Donning their zoot suits and retro clothing the band exacts an image of what the great fun was (and still is) all about.
Bill Averbach & Bam Jazz FAQs
Q. What style of music do you play?
A. Jazz, Blues, New Orleans, Latin, Jewish.
Q. How many pieces do you typically play as and what instruments are they?
A. Four. Trumpet/vocal/accordion, guitar, bass, drums.
Q. Do you play in other configurations?
A. Yes. From 3 musicians up to 8 musicians.
Q. Why did you become a professional musician?
A. I couldn’t get a job as a waiter. Hahaha! I have played music my entire life from age 3 until the present. Music is a spiritual endeavor that stirs the hearts and minds of everyone. It is the cement of every culture and the light we were given that bonds all of humanity.
Q. Where are you located?
Q. Do you travel?
Q. Why should an event professional book you?
A. The musicians in the group are some of the finest, most professional and respected in the region. Through their expertise and under the formatting of Bam Jazz we offer original and refreshing sounds and entertainment that keeps the joint jumpin’. In addition Bam-Jazz is versatile and can cover many different styles of music; Jazz, Swing, Blues, Ballads, Latin, Reggae, Mardi Gras/New Orleans music and more. We are professional. We are experienced. We are some of the best.
Q. Do you have the capability of providing your own sound & lights?
A. Yes. Basic lighting and excellent sound system for a large ballroom or venue.