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Bill Averbach and Bam-Jazz will be playing a free concer as part of the kickoff for the Arts Science Councils 2012 fundraiser. The band will be playing a mix of jazz, blues, cajun and original music featuring some of the best musicians in the region. Come on out and brown bag your lunch for some fine music.
Bill Averbach and Bam-Jazz Trio perform for the Stonecrest Summer Concert Series - jazz, blues, new orleans music and more...
Bill Averbach and Bam-Jazz performing free for the Stonecrest Summer Concert Series
Live music concert by Bill Averbach and Bam-Jazz playing jazz, blues, cajun, reggae, and more with a New Orleans feel
Sounds Like: Professor Longhair, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Louis Prima, Dr. John
Trumpet, Vocals, Accordion - Bill Averbach brings it home with Jazz, Blues, Cajun, and Gulf Coast music 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 World music.
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“CORNELIUS—Although the band that performed at Jazz in the Park is called Bam-Jazz, to call the band just a jazz band only tells part of the story. Bill Averbach and his gang of talented musicians deliver a blend of music influenced by blues, R&B, big band—even reggae and Caribbean styles. The band kicked things off with a gritty, soulful rendition of George Gershwin’s “Summertime,” and Bam-Jazz continued through a scroll of jazz gems. At points you’d have been forgiven if you thought you heard Louis Armstrong grinding out lyrics with his gravely approach and soft delivery. No one can truly replicate Satchmo’s raspy vocals, but Averbach comes about as close as anyone – and his trumpet playing was second to none. In addition to vocalist and trumpeter Bill Averbach, the band included bassist George Hoar, guitarist Pat Walters, and drummer Ocie Davis, all of whom are considered heavyweights in the local and national jazz scenes. ”