It's the jazz you love...
The music of the great American jazz performers...Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Harry Connick, Jr.,
Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Nat King Cole...and many, many more...
Bill Karp is a well-known American jazz vocalist. ( Weblink: Verge Magazine Article, "The Faces of Jazz in Augusta" ). Voted as one of the "Best of Augusta Jazz" by the readers of Augusta Magazine, he performs romantic jazz, swing jazz and big band jazz. Bill is a seasoned jazz musician. 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 homes and 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.
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.
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:
Suggested Settings for American Jazz
Wedding Receptions and Rehearsal Dinners
A Garden Party
Business Parties, Receptions and Networking Events
A Dinner Party In Your Home
Equestrian and Polo Receptions and Events
A Classic American Jazz Concert Performance
American jazz can be very formal or very casual, depending upon your event.
-A sample jazz program at a restaurant, at a cocktail or garden party, or at a wedding reception-
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 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.
American Jazz Vocal Selections Include...
I WISH YOU LOVE
JUST IN TIME
TEACH ME TONIGHT
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES
ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE
HOW HIGH THE MOON
IT MIGHT AS WELL BE SPRING
BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT
THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU
AS TIME GOES BY
JUST THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT
HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN
MAYBE THIS TIME
NICE AND EASY DOES IT
THE NEARNESS OF YOU
I'VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN
YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG
ALL OF ME
HOW ABOUT YOU
LOVE IS HERE TO STAY
SLOW BOAT TO CHINA
THE WORLD ON A STRING
...and many, 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
Critical Review by David Sammons (Weblink for Review)
"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
"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"...
"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!"
"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"...
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.
Looking for Golf Jazz?
Look no further than BillKarpJazz for jazz before or after the tournament...
especially the MASTERS
After a long day on the course, what can be better than relaxing with a drink, having a bite to eat...
and mellowing with American jazz?
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