Juke Joint Jazz
7 Jason Ct
Juke Joint Jazz plays their own hard-driving, melodic arrangements of the classic modern jazz repertoire. Featuring several accomplished soloists with influences ranging from Miles Davis to the Grateful Dead, from Monk to Funk, the band plays an eclectic mix of works from an international cast of composers. Ken Forfia—piano; David Kisala—saxophone; Michael Levine—guitar; Jason Schwartz—bass and Chet Pasek—drums.
JJJ plays regularly in jazz clubs in Western Massachusetts, and recently opened the NORTHAMPTON JAZZ FESTIVAL on September 6, 2013 with a concert at The Iron Horse Music Hall. We will again open the 2014 Fest on September 5, 2014 at The Horse with The Charles Neville Jazz Quartet. Our group has members between 21 and 55 years of age and all are veteran, accomplished players. We play entire weddings--cocktail hour, dinner music, and a dance set. We've also played a single jazz set for the cocktail hour only. We play corporate events and private parties as well.
We have the flexibility to play as a duo--Guitar and Piano; as a trio--Guitar, Piano, Acoustic Bass; as a quartet or as a quintet--our standard, and preferred configuration.
We can produce a set list to your tastes and specifications, and dress according to your requirements. Come see us play live for a solid taste of our music.
Check our latest Joint info at You can now hear several tracks of our newly released CD "Live At The Arts Block" on Gigmasters. IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR OWN COPY OF OUR LIVE CD, SEND A POSTAL ADDRESS AND YOU CAN HEAR WHAT WE ACTUALLY SOUND LIKE! Visit Youtube and search Watermelon Man Juke Joint Jazz for a video of us doing it live for 8 minutes.
Thanks for looking and listening!
Note about location: The 100 mile radius covers quite a bit of territory not mentioned in the Gigmasters profile--Boston, Providence, Greenwich, Albany, Lenox, Brattleboro, Putney, Nashua, and everywhere in between!