...a modern, jazzy Christmas is an evening sparkling with well-known holiday jazz favorites...
sprinkled around like colorful holiday confetti.
It is neither 100% Christmas nor 100% not-Christmas...
just a delightful combination of both.
You and your guests will know it is Christmas, but...
in a more sophisticated and interesting way...
Bill Karp is a well-known American jazz vocalist in the Southeast ( Weblink: Verge Magazine Article, "The Faces of Jazz" ). Voted as one of the "2013 Best of Augusta Jazz" by the readers of Augusta Magazine, he has been performing romantic jazz, swing jazz and big band jazz since he was 3 years old. He received his formal vocal training beginning at the age of 5 at the prestigious McLevi's Talent Studios in New York, a well-known child talent agency. He appeared on television in the New York area and toured the famous "Borsch Belt" in the New York Catskills. In his twenties, Bill Karp had his own jazz trio, "The Bill Warren Trio," and performed throughout the New York City area. In Augusta, Georgia, he performs at most of the upscale event spaces around town and throughout the CSRA, as well as at art exhibit openings, wine tastings, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, and at dinner parties in homes and prestigious country clubs across the area. He has appeared with Garden City Jazz as part of the Appleby Garden Concert Series and with the big band, Swingsation, in Aiken, SC, as part of the Hopeland Garden Concert Series. He performs either with high-quality jazz backing tracks (the most cost effective), or with a trio, quartet, sextet...or a full-sized swing orchestra.
More about Bill Karp Weblink: Bill Karp Google Profile
Phone: (762) 233-7205
Email: email@example.com (preferred)
An example of a "Simple Booking Agreement" can be found at:
Need to UPSIZE your sound by adding more live musicians? Don't hesitate to let us know. Bill knows many, extremely-talented musicians in Augusta and can add a saxophone, a stand-up bass, a complete quartet, quintet or sextet, or...if you want...a swing orchestra...whatever your occasion requires. All it takes to add more musicians is an increase in your music budget. One of Bill's favorite things to do is bring along a jazz guitarist with him, Matt Whittington. Bill can also bring along a stand-up bass player with him; these three musicians make up the BillKarpJazzTRIO.
Suggested Settings for Classic Smooth Christmas Jazz
Corporate or Private Christmas Party
A Christmas Evening with Dinner at a Local Restaurant
Your Christmas Drop-In
Your Holiday Wedding or Holiday Rehearsal Dinner
A Holiday Dinner Party In Your Home
If you would like to see examples of settings with Bill Karp Jazz, you can view them here:
-A sample jazz program at an office party, a Christmas wedding reception, a holiday drop-in, or your holiday dinner party-
Bill will come to your location with a compact, non-intrusive but high-quality sound system. He will set up in your restaurant, home, garden or event space and perform an elegant program of American jazz music. During your event, he will perform approximately 50 classic holiday and non-holiday jazz standards. Interspersed with his beautifully-arranged and unique jazz vocals, he will include classic jazz background music. This type of total musical experience is ideally suited for a variety of gathering spaces. The volume of the music is infinitely adjustable, louder for larger gatherings, softer, for more intimate occasions. Bill's American jazz sound can fill either very large spaces, such as hotel or exhibit spaces, or very small spaces, in which people want to eat or drink or talk (or all three), while listening to performance-quality jazz. Bill even has a unique jazz program called BillKarpJazak, especially designed jazz for adding live jazz ambiance to very small or quiet spaces, such as small restaurants, wine tastings or art exhibit openings or small living rooms or gardens.
Holiday Jazz Selections Sprinkled Onto American Jazz Standards...
The Christmas Song
Let It Snow
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Have Yourself A Merry, Little Christmas
Christmas Time Is Here, Again
I'll Be Home For Christmas
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Frosty The Snowman
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
What Are You Doing New Year's
Christmastime Is Here
It's A Marshmallow World In The Winder
and many more...
...if it's classy, jazzy and Christmas...you will hear it...
American Jazz Standards
Teach Me Tonight
Just In Time
What A Difference A Day Makes
Almost Like Being In Love
How High The Moon
Beginning To See The Light
I'm In The Mood For Love
It Had To Be You
Because of You
Come Rain or Come Shine
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Moonlight Becomes You
Time After Time
I'm Glad There Is You
The Very Thought Of You
As Time Goes By
Just The Way You Look Tonight
Nice And Easy Does It
The Nearness Of You
I've Got You Under My Skin
All Of Me
I Like Romance
Our Love Is Here To Stay
The World On A String
and many more...
What people say about Bill Karp Jazz....
(References furnished upon request)
Voted one of the "Best of Augusta Jazz" 2013 by Augusta Magazine
"If you ever want to make your party, big or small, special, just give Bill Karp a call or message him.
We had a really wonderful Christmas Eve celebration. Merry Christmas"...Dianne Hart
Christmas Party "Thank You" ( Weblink: BillKarpChristmasJazz In A Private Home)
Critical Review by Mr. David Sammons (Weblink to Review)
"One of the smoothest voices I've heard in YEARS, and huge repertoire of classic (jazz) music"...Rusty Molton
The man is a Jazz Genius!!!...Terry Johnikin
"No one does romantic jazz like Bill Karp. He's like Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett
rolled into one - with extra doses of class and suave thrown in for good measure"...Ellie Mullins Hessek
"Thanks for making our ...brunch so special at The Casa Blanca Cafe. We love you!"...Jai West, owner of Casa Blanca Cafe, Augusta, GA
"Bill Karp's beautiful voice made Redcliffe Plantation come alive!"...Joy Raintree, Manager, Redcliffe Plantation
South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism
"Enjoyed your performance...You were awesome"...
"You are perfect for a party. We can tuck you into a corner and your music is wonderful"...
"Bill, I thought I knew these songs, but I loved your fresh and updated approach to the classic Great American Songbook"...
"I couldn't believe such beautiful sounds were coming out of you. You gave me goosebumps"...
"You have such a professional and high-quality jazz sound. Very unique and enjoyable"....
"Man, you are a class act and we never had such a good time at a dinner...the music is outstanding..."
"Your phrasing, enunciation, and interpretation of the lyrics are absolutely wonderful."
"When they sat me next to you in the restaurant, I said, "Oh, no, I am too close to the music." But, your sound is so smooth and your sound so mellow. I enjoyed every minute and could also talk to my girlfriend while you were singing and enjoy both"...
"What a mellow sound"...
"I can't believe how reasonable your rates are. You, apparently do this more for love than money"...
And, don't forget about New Year's Eve...
Getting married during the holidays...
and want to include a little holiday, but not have it overwhelm your event?
Bill Karp charges the usual and customary charges for services within your community. His fees are reasonable and negotiable, so
contact him today and inquire.
Jazz Adds Pizazz!
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