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The Professors of Hot Swing from the 40’s and 50’s.
The Kings of the Latin and Caribbean Rhythm & Groove.
Whispering Smooth Ballads from the Greats.
Steaming Swing of the Big Band Era.
The most CLASSIC to the most MODERN Jazz,
Jitterbug, Mambo, Swing, Latin, Reggae, Soka, and more…
Three, Four, Five, Six Musicians, or a Big Band it’s up to you.
Comprised of some of the best and most versatile players in the area trumpeter/vocalist Bill Averbach brings it home with vintage swing, jazz and blues from the 20’s, 30’s, and beyond with that flavor of New Orleans. Influenced by artists such as Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan and Louis Prima the band plays that jumpin’ jive so reminiscent of zoot suits and two-tone shoes.
Bill Averbach is a seasoned musician with over 30 years of professional music experience. He has performed worldwide and recorded with many well known recording artists not just in the jazz genre, but world-beat, classical, folk, country, rock, and blues genres. He has recorded with many well known songwriters and taken an active role in the development of many emerging new artists. His experience with audiences extends beyond just performance. As a music specialist and lecturer Bill is comfortable speaking to a small room or a large audience exhibiting his candid and comfortable style as a communicator.
A graduate of Bard College, Bill had extensive exposure to the jazz greats of the Progressive Jazz Era. He was fortunate to have the opportunity of studying, interacting, and performing with Roswell Rudd, Karl Berger, Paul Motian, Lonnie Hillyer, Carla Bley, Charles Mingus, Jimmy Giuffre, Leo Smith, Leroy Jenkins, Dave Holland, Martin Banks, and many East Coast jazz players. In addition, as a composition major his formal training included work with world-class composers and performers Joan Tower, Benjamin Boretz, Luis Garcia-Renard, and Eli Yarden.
In Austin Bill performed with many musicians including Alejandro Escovedo, Butch Hancock, the Killer Bees, Omar Kent Dykes, Ponty Bone, Doug Sahm, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Marsha Ball, John Mills, Toby Anderson, Will Taylor, Mark Ruben, Bookah Michel, Mitch Watkins, Tina Marsh, Richard Rodriguez, Lucky Oceans, D’Jalma Garnier, Jim Haber, Danny Levin, Tony Garnier, Hoyt Axton, Sonny Terry, Glover Gil, Ted Roddy, Rodney Craig, Freddie Krc, Robbie Sherwin-Jordan, Larry Lesser, Jay Rozen, Burton Greene, Alex Coke, Mike Mordechai, Steve Zirkle, David Levy, Craig Marshal and the Lucky Strikes, Suzanna Sharpe (Samba Police), Suzi Stern, Donna Menthol, Rene Mesritz, David Perkoff, Steve Schwelling, Horacio Rodriguez, Martin Banks, James Polk, and many others…
Bill is also a composer who is constantly working on projects that range from Jazz tunes to film scores to musical arrangements for singers and producers to his Jazz Opera and of course the Klezmer music.
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