The music of the great American jazz performers...Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Harry Connick, Jr., Michael Buble', Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mercer, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Nat King Cole...and many, many more...
Voted "Best of Augusta" by readers of Augusta Magazine
2015 "Choice Award" Nominee
Bill Karp is a well-known American jazz vocalist whose home is in Augusta, GA. ( Weblink: Verge Magazine Article, "The Faces of Jazz in Augusta" ). Voted "2014 Best of Augusta Jazz" by the readers of Augusta Magazine and a "2015 CHOICE AWARD" Nominee, 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 to locations throughout the Southeast. He 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 minute - 2 hr 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. And, if you really want a DJ for a large-space event, but also wish you could have live jazz, too, Bill and DJ Kris Fisher have put together a program they call DJazz.
"The man is a Jazz Genius!!!"
Suggested Settings for American Jazz
A Casual or Dressy Party in Your Home or Garden or on Your Deck
A Dinner in Your Home, Indoors or Outdoors
A "Living Room Concert" for your Friends in your Own Home
A Birthday Party
Wedding Receptions and Rehearsal Dinners
Your Anniversary or Vow Renewal Party or Dinner
Business Parties, Receptions
Business Networking Events
Equestrian and Polo Receptions and Events
Golf and Country Club Events
A Classic American Jazz Concert
American jazz can be very formal or very casual, depending upon your event.
A casual, but memorable, evening in your own home or garden or on your deck...
A more formal evening....
-A sample jazz program in your home, garden, restaurant or event space-
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 will perform a program of American jazz music. During your event, he will perform approximately 50-70 American jazz standards. Interspersed with his beautifully-arranged and unique jazz vocals, he will include American jazz background music; that means there is continuous music during your event. This type of total musical experience is ideally suited for a variety of gathering spaces. The volume of the music is totally adjustable, louder for larger gatherings, softer, for more intimate occasions.
Bill performs his jazz in many different types of indoor and outdoor event spaces. Examples of outdoor spaces include gazebos, the squares in Savannah, the beaches and hotels of Hilton Head or Tybee Island, lakeside at Lake Oconee or by the side of the Savannah River. Just ask him if you have a specific location in mind. He needs access to only one, ordinary electrical outlet or extension cord outlet.
What people say about Bill Karp....
"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
"A wonderful event, made special by an awesome entertainer.
Can take a room, any room, and place in the palm of his hand. A special talent!" - C.B.
"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" 2014 by Augusta Magazine
"2015 CHOICE AWARD" Nominee for Jazz
"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 truly helped us take our banquet to a whole new level with your awesome sound and performance." D.M., Event Coorodinator
400-Seat 2015 Banquet at The Classic Center, Athens, GA
"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
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..."
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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