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Bam-Jazz has some of the finest players in the area and trumpeter/vocalist Bill Averbach brings it home with vintage Swing, Jazz and Jive from the 20’s and beyond. When called, the flavor of New Orleans’ spicy Cajun influenced Blues and Mambo takes center stage surrounded by Brazilian Sambas, and the sounds of Reggae and Caribbean Ska and Calypso.

With sizzling horn and vocal selections and a finger-poppin’ rhythm machine driving the band you cannot sit still to their New Orleans and Texas Gulf Coast flavor. Their seething and sophisticated ballads of Strayhorn, Ellington and Gershwin beckon you to glide across the dance floor with your baby in your arms.

Influenced heavily by artists such as Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan, Clifton Chenier, Dr. John, and Louis Prima this very versatile group plays that jumpin’ jive so reminiscent of zoot suits and two-tone shoes. In addition you can get that Cajun gumbo, Ballads, Latin and Caribbean, Motown and Beach, to the most contemporary Jazz and Blues sounds.

As part of a grant project from the Arts & Science Council, Bam-Jazz recently released their first CD, Carolina Moonshine, which is available throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. The recording features several original pieces and some Jazz and Blues standards performed live in the unique style of the band. The recording has received reviews praising the band’s “...innovative and modern approach to the ‘traditional’ music while preserving the essential elements of the style”.

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Musician Charlotte, NC
cook chef pizziola Charlotte, NC
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Music, Fishing, Cooking, Sailing, Skiing, Fishing, Music
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Music, Fishing, Cooking, Music, Teaching, Shrimping, Cooking, Music, Married, Kid, Music, Fishing, Cooking, Music
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BFA Bard College
Graduate studies UT Austin
Street Education
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Bam- Jazz is located in Charlotte, NC and has the following skills: Musician, cook chef pizziola
Music, Cooking / Culinary
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