Formed in the summer of 2011 with the stated goal of gathering some of New York’s most talented young musicians and songwriters into one group, BAAM! (formerly known as BAM) is an energetic indie rock band with a strong jazz influence. The seven band members have studied and performed with some of the world’s top musicians including Steve Wilson, The Kelly Bell Band Jimmy Heath, Paul Bollenback, Mulgrew Miller, Jimmy Heath, Gary Thomas, Bob Mintzer, Soul Cannon, Michael Formenek and The Fatum Brothers. BAAM!’s members have also played at such world-renowned venues as The Music Hall of Williamsburg, The Kennedy Center Symphony Space,The Blue note in NYC and Webster Hall to name a few. Recent venues and festivals that BAAM! has played at include CMJ, The Bowery Electric, Mercury Lounge, The Bitter End, Cafe Wha? and The Newer Sounds One Year Anniversary Festival. BAAM! is the band in residence at The Bowery Electric for June 2013.
The seven-piece band is comprised of 3 horns, 2 guitars, drums, bass and vocals. BAM’s superb musicianship and engaging performance guarantee a great show with plenty of dancing. Their sound has been likened to that of Jet, Cake, Tower of Power Audioslave and Radiohead