Jessy Carolina & Co.

20s Band from New York City, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles

$750 - $2000 per hour
For over ten years, Jessy Carolina has been performing throughout the NYC area and around the world. Carolina covers a wide array of genres from folk, to blues, to jazz. Currently, Carolina is the leader of two jazz bands that are based out of NYC.
She is working on a 2016 European tour with her jazz buddies from across the Atlantic, Old Fish Jazz Band.

Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess is a New York City based traditional jazz band. The group, formerly know as the Bill Murray Experience, formed in 2008. Over the years, the band has performed throughout the East coast and has participated in many organizations that include The Jazz Foundation of America, Music Under New York, Music That Heals, Healing Arts Initiative, and Make Music New York. Early on, the band was featured on The Simpson's 20th Anniversary Special and most recently, Jessy Carolina's musical performances were featured in the video game Bioshock Infinite. In 2012, the band traveled overseas and performed in Germany, Denmark, Israel, Ireland, and Romania.

The Hot Mess is a six piece band. Lead vocalist Jessy Carolina also plays washboard and percussion. Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton plays banjo, piano, and also warbles. Jordan Hyde is the band's guitarist, and Jay Sanford is the band's bassist. The horn section doubles up with Carolina's husband, Mario J. Maggio on clarinet and tenor saxophone. Satoru Ohashi rounds it out on trumpet and trombone.

Holy Crow Jazz Band is a New York City based ensemble that specializes in American traditional jazz music from the 1920s throughout the 1930s. The band's repertoire includes many instrumental numbers that were written or were inspired by great musicians of the past such as King Oliver, Kid Ory, Bix Beiderbecke, Red Nichols, and The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, just to name a few. Lead vocals by Jessy Carolina are reminiscent of the antiquated musical stylings of Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, and Ma Rainey. The band's stompy and lively sound can be attributed to its heavy horns and solid rhythm section lead by Carolina's husband, Mario J. Maggio (clarinet and tenor saxophone). On trumpet is Tin Pan's vivacious Jesse Selengut. The boisterous Tim Vaughn plays trombone, and proudly known as “TubaJoe” Joe Exley booms on tuba. Proving to be the important foundation of the band are Adam Brisbin on guitar and Curt Garey on drums, with occasional washboarding by Jessy Carolina. Holy Crow Jazz Band sets the stage for dancing and all within its company for a grand old time.

Both bands can also do smaller group performances for cocktail parties, dinner dances, weddings, etc. We are happy to tailor an ensemble to fit the needs of your event. You can expect the highest degree of professionalism from our experienced, well-educated musicians. Our fees are commensurate with our experience, and can be adapted to client needs.
After You’ve Gone
Turner Layton
Ain’t Misbehavin'
Fats Waller and Harry Brooks
All of Me
Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons
Am I Blue
Harry Akst and Grant Clarke
At The Jazz Band Ball
Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Al Jolson
Baby Face
Harry Akst
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home
Charles Warfield and Clarence Williams
Basin Street Blues
Spencer Williams
Bill Bailey Won’t You Please Come Home
Hughie Cannon
Black and Blue
Fats Waller
Blue Drag
Django Reinhardt
Blue Skies
Irving Berlin
Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me
Charles McCarron
Bourbon Street Parade
Paul Barbarin
Careless Love
China Boy
Phil Boutelje and Dick Winfree
My Chinatown
Clarinet Marmalade
Larry Shields
Willie Nelson
Crazy Blues
Perry Bradford
Crazy Rhythm
Irving Caesar
Creole Love Call
Duke Ellington
Johnny Green
Curse Of An Aching Heart
Al Piantadosi
Darktown Strutters Ball
Shelton Brooks
Diga Diga Doo
Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields
Harry Akst and Sam M. Lewis
Down By The Riverside
Douce Ambiance
Django Reinhardt
Dream (When You’re Feeling Blue)
Johnny Mercer
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Fabian Andre
Everybody Loves My Baby
Spencer Williams and Jack Palmer
Exactly Like You
Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields
Gimme A Pigfoot
Wesley Wilson
A Good Man Is Hard To Find
Eddie Green
Heebie Jeebies
Boyd Atkins
Honeysuckle Rose
Fats Waller and Andy Razaf
Flying Home
Lionel Hampton
I Ain’t Got Nobody
Spencer Williams and Roger Graham
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Jimmy McHugh and Dorothey Fields
I’ll Be A Friend (With Pleasure)
Maceo Pinkard
I’ll Fly Away
Albert E. Brumley
I’ll See You In My Dreams
Isham Jones and Gus Kahn
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter
Fred E. Ahlert and Joe Young
Sweet As Apple Cider
If I Had You
Jimmy Campbell
Iko Iko
James “Sugar Boy” Crawford
It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Duke Ellington and Irving Mills
It’s a Sin To Tell a Lie
Billy Mayhew
Jazz Me Blues
Tom Delaney
Kitchen Man
Edna Pinkard and Andy Razaf
Limehouse Blues
Douglas Furber and Philip Braham
Louisiana Fairytale
Mitchell Parish
Mack The Knife
Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht
Missouri Waltz
John Valentine Eppel and J.R. Shannon
Mood Indigo
Duke Ellington
Will Hudson
Moonlight Bay
Percy Wenrich and Edward Madden
Muskrat Ramble
Kid Ory
My Blue Heaven
Walter Donaldson and George A. Whiting
My Gal Sal
Paul Dresser
My Melancholy Baby
Ernie Burnett and George A. Norton
New Orleans
Hoagy Carmichael and Gus Kahn
Nobody’s Sweetheart
Billy Meyers
Old Fashioned Love
James P. Johnson
Praire Lullaby
Jimmie Rogers
Riverboat Shuffle
Hoagy Carmichael
Rocking Chair
Hoagy Carmichael
Earl Hines and Henry Wood
Royal Garden Blues
Clarence Williams and Spencer Williams
Seems Like Old Times
Carmen Lombardo and John Jacob Loeb
The Sheik of Araby
Harry B. Smith
Shine On Harvest Moon
Edward Madden and Gus Edwards
Smoke Rings
H. Eugene Gifford and Ned Washington
Some of These Days
Shelton Brooks
St. James Infirmary Blues
St. Louis Blues
W.C. Handy
Struttin With Some Barbeque
Lil Hardin Armstrong
Sweet Georgia Brown
Ben Bernie
Sweet Sue
Just You
Tennessee Waltz
Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King
That Dada Strain - Mamie Medina and Edgar Dowell
That’s A-Plenty
Lew Pollack
That’s Why They Call Me Shine
Cecil Mack
Tiger Rag
Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Tishmingo Blues
Spencer Williams
Viper Mad
Sidney Bechet
Wabash Blues
Dave Ringle & Fred Meinkin
West End Blues
Joe “King” Oliver
What A Little Moonlight Can Do
Harry M. Woods
When The Saints Go Marching In
When You Were Sweet Sixteen
James Thornton
When You Wore A Tulip
Percy Wenrich and Jack Mahoney
When You’re Smiling
Larry Shay
Where The Shy Little Violets Grow
Gus Kahn and Harry Warren
John Schoenberger
Who’s Sorry Now
Ted Snyder
The World Is Waiting For the Sunrise
Gene Lockhart and Ernest Seitz
Yes Sir! That’s My Baby
Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn
Yellow Dog Blues
W. C. Handy
You Shouldn’t Do That
Casey Bill Weldon
Dixieland Band
Jazz Band
Ragtime Band
Swing Band
20s Band
30s Band
Wedding Band
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Happy Hours
Bachelorette Parties
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Bachelor Parties
Halloween Parties
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Jessy Carolina & Co. will also travel to Long Island City, Brooklyn, North Bergen, Bronx, West New York, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, Fairview, Edgewater, Hoboken, Jersey City, Ridgefield, Cliffside Park, Palisades Park, Fort Lee, Secaucus, Ridgefield Park, Leonia, Englewood Cliffs.
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