A modern interpretation

of a JAZZY Christmas



3 years running!


...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 Augusta.  (  Weblink: Verge Magazine Article, "The Faces of Jazz in Augusta" ). Voted for the past 3 years, "The Best of Augusta Jazz" by the readers of Augusta Magazine, he performs romantic jazz, swing jazz and big band jazz.   Bill has been performing jazz his entire life and is a seasoned, professional jazz musician.  He brings his jazz throughout the Southeast. Bill performs in most of the event spaces around town, as well as art exhibit openings, wine tastings, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, and at parties and dinner parties in private homes and country clubs across the area. 

Bill will come to your party, dinner or event and provide you with 1-2.5 hours of continuous jazz.  Bill's American jazz sound can fill either very large spaces, such as concert halls, 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. In addition, Bill does 30 - 60 minutes concerts which are perfect for event "add-ons," for example as after-dinner entertainment to add to the excitement and interest of the evening. 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.  Bill will make your holiday party, open house, dinner or event more festive and much more memorable.

"The man is a Jazz Genius!!!"...Terry Johnikin

More about Bill Karp Weblink: Bill Karp Google Profile

Contact Information

Phone: (762) 233-7205

Email:    billkarpjazz@gmail.com   (preferred)

                         Suggested Settings for Classic Smooth Christmas Jazz

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

Cocktail Party


A New Year's Eve Dinner In Your Home or Event Space


If you would like to see examples of settings with Bill Karp Jazz, you can view them here:


Sample Program

-A sample jazz program at a 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 Romantic American Jazz Standards...

A Winning Holiday Combination
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8fpMN6nElPfbXJxbHNjQkxEclE/edit?usp=drive_webIn other words, sprinkle Christmas Jazz like this...


...onto Romantic American Jazz Standards like these...


A more romantic, sophisticated and interesting way of listening to jazz during the holiday season

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B8fpMN6nElPfbXJxbHNjQkxEclE/edit?usp=drive_webIt's Santa-Approved Jazz!



 What people say about Bill Karp Jazz....

(References furnished upon request)

"One of the smoothest voices I've heard in YEARS and a 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 Hesek

"I've never been a particularly huge jazz fan, but...if this is 'jazz," I've been converted. He's terrific." V.G.P.

"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"...


Voted "Best of Augusta Jazz" by readers of Augusta Magazine 2013, 2014, 2015

"It was a wonderful affair (rehearsal dinner a The Partridge Inn) and thank you for adding to it.

Your voice and music added a special touch!! Thank you, Bill" J.C.S. (Mother of the Groom)

"You are perfect for a party. We can tuck you into a corner and your music is wonderful"...

"We had an amazing time yesterday and we are so glad that you were part of our wedding celebration!
Thank you for the wonderful music and good times!"


"...The ability of Bill to correctly style and sing the piece like no one else,
and create an environment no one else has created..." David Sammons

And, don't forget about New Year's Eve...



Featured Artist by "The Artist Handout"
"...energetic timeless tunes and swag to fill an empty room...great "for all ages..."

"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"...

"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."

"You have such a professional and high-quality jazz sound. Very unique and enjoyable"....

"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"...

"Every time I see your posts, I think of the great job you did at (my husband's) surprise birthday party.
It was awesome and he had such a great time that night." D.C.J.

Blog Review by BrandChoice 09.25.14
"...such a wonderful performing artist and a loving spirit..."

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.

An example of a "Simple Booking Agreement" can be found at: Weblink: BillKarpJazz Simple Booking Agreement Example

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