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Hot Jazz Jumpers Jazz Band from New York City, NY

Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 15 Reviews
  • 16 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2014
  • 4 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $600 per event

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Hot Jazz Jumpers perform 20s/30s, traditional jazz, dixieland, music of New Orleans, blues, tin pan, ragtime, old timey, swing & dance. We also play an eclectic mix of Jazz, Blues, Gullah Geechee, R & B and World Music. We take genre & song requests. Band members have performed with such artists as Paul Simon, Wynton Marsalis, T.S. Monk, Jon Hendricks, Vince Giordano & The Night Hawks (Boardwalk Empire), Jimmy McGriff, Teddy Charles; at New York venues: Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Highline Ball Room & at venues around the world, including Japan, Spain, Brasil, Sweden, St. Kitts, Bermuda, Israel, Korea, Moscow, Omsk, Tomsk, Novosibirsk Canada & across the U.S. Our vocalist/guitarist appears in films: Disney's Enchanted & Mona Lisa Smile with Julia Roberts. Banjoist/guitarist, Nick Russo appears in the Sam Mendes film, Away We Go, ABC's Good Morning and playing banjo/guitar on pilot episode of PBS cartoon, Peg & Cat. 2013, Nick performed at Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin's place. It was an honor for Nick to meet Paul McCartney & jam with him while he played toy harmonica! (Gwyneth Paltrow/Stella McCartney's " An English Garden Party" video). Over 54 CLIENT REVIEWS (All 5 Star) between our 4 EPKs "Betina and her husband, Nick were completely fantastic at our wedding. Nick was able to play classical guitar at the ceremony, and also to arrange a piece from one of my favorite movies on guitar as the processional. They were able to accommodate a wide range of music, rearranged pieces creatively, and really just wowed the crowd at the reception. We got tons of comments on how fantastic they were and I'm sure they will get more gig offers from our friends. Also, they spent hours on email and the phone with us prior to the wedding, confirming every detail. They made every announcement I requested, and did everything with a smile. Love them! " Quinn D. Wedding in Stockbridge, MA 07/27/2013 "Nick & Betina performed as a duo for our daughter's wedding welcome party. The venue was Cooperstown, New York on July 4th. Nick & Betina arrived in patriotic garb (they asked our preference & were happy to comply) and provided an evening of true American music from bluegrass to patriotic to old-timey. Musically, they were excellent. Professionally, they were on-time, cordial & accommodating to our needs & requests. They provided a true Independence spirit for a true American locale. We would definitely hire them again. A number of NYC residents intend to seek them out at performances in their area. Thank you for making our evening great!" -Cynthia B. Celebration in Cooperstown, NY 07/04/2013 Nick and Betina were the absolute best thing that happened to our wedding reception! Our guests are still raving about the music. Both Nick and Betina went out of their way to make sure that everything was just as we wanted it. They even accommodated some new songs that we sprung on them at the last minute. They also added a Sax/Clarinet player that was outside of their normal band, he was amazing! This whole ensemble was truly great. Their professionalism and helpfulness truly went above and beyond. I simply cannot say enough good things about them and would hire them again in a second! The videos posted here do NOT do this band justice, they're truly amazing. -Lyman T, 10/22/2011, Wedding Reception, Lakeville, CT Nick Russo is the most accomodating musician you could ever hope to work with. He honored every song request we asked for. He went above and beyond when he and his wife helped me compose an original song for my husband as a surprise. He then accompanied me on the song at my wedding. People couldn't stop talking the entire night about how amazing the song was. His talent is phenomenal. The feel his musicianship lent to the cocktail hour & ceremony was one of elegance, sophistication, fun, uplifting, and beautiful. I highly recommend him to any future bride, not just for his talent, but for his warm and inviting personality as well. Thanks Nick! Jessica & Paul Bartels -Jessica A., Wedding Cocktail Hour in North Bergen, NJ 6/10/2012 "Nick was extremely accommodating, and suited our smaller event with only one of his "scooches", who was also an amazing musician. They played to a party full of amateur and pro musicians, and were extremely accomodating to both - great session guy! In addition to top-notch musical talent, he kept the party humming with a warm and welcoming vibe and made our party a really memorable and AWESOME event! Lot's of great feedback from all who were there! I would heartily recommend him for any event, large or small!!" - Judy L. Fundraiser in Poughkeepsie, NY on 05/04/2013 Simply put, this band rocks. The musicians were prompt, professional, personable and most of all incredibly talented. All of my guests commented that they loved them and at least 50% of my guests asked where I had found them. Very fun music. - Fernando j a; Birthday Party in Weston, CT on 9/6/2014


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Review by Nora M.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on August 18, 2016From Utica, NY

I can't recommend these guys enough. We hired them for our wedding, and while we were adrift in the sea of wedding-related craziness, all our interactions with Nick and Betina were like little islands of calm, happy, good vibes. They put together a custom set list that was PERFECT, learned some special requests, & got our giant family dancing like crazy. We found and fell in love with them based on their videos, but they are really EVEN BETTER in person. There's no way to capture their talent or infectious positive energy in a review, so I won't try—but I will say that if you are on the fence about booking them, just do it! It will be the best decision you ever made.

Review by Amanda M.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on January 26, 2015From Brooklyn, NY

I worked with Nick setting up the event and he was great! He was very flexible, professional, and communicated with me on a regular basis. The night of the event the band arrived on time, were friendly, professional and sounded great! They even sent us an extra musician! They read the mood, played appropriate music and were considerate of the volume. They were flexible with the schedule and unexpected changes that occurred. We had Betina and her brother swing dance for an hour and teach us a few moves. It was a bit difficult to get people to participate but they didn't get discouraged and eventually got people to dance! They really are a fantastic group! Thank you!

Review by Josh F.

New Year's Eve PartyReviewed on January 21, 2017From New York City, NY

Nick Russo and the Hot Jazz Jumpers are amazing. They're always professional, courteous, responsive to your requests and needs, talented, and know just how to set the right mood for the crowd. We've hired them for the last 2 year's NYE celebrations and intend to bring them back again for a third time.

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Song List 

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  • Ain't Misbehavin'
  • All of Me
  • Always
  • At Last | Etta James
  • Avalon
  • Bill Bailey
  • Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me
  • Body And Soul | Billie Holliday
  • Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
  • Careless Love
  • Dinah
  • Do The Mess Around
  • Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans | Louis Armstrong / Harry Connick
  • Down By The Riverside
  • Five Foot Two
  • Four or Five Times
  • Georgia | Ray Charles
  • Glow Worm | Mills Brothers
  • Got My Mojo Working
  • Heebie Jeebies | The Boswell Sisters
  • Honeysuckle Rose | Ella Fitzgerald
  • I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  • I Found A New Baby
  • I Got Rhythm
  • I Want to Be Happy
  • I'll Take Romance
  • I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter
  • Ida
  • Iko Iko
  • Indiana
  • Jumbalaya
  • Keep On The Sunny Side
  • Little Liza Jane
  • Moonglow
  • Nobody But My Baby Is Getting My Love | Eva Taylor
  • Oh When The Saints | Louis Armstrong
  • On The Sunny Side of the Street
  • Pick Yourself Up
  • Rocks In My Bed | Sarah Vaughan
  • The Saints Go Marching In
  • Smile
  • Sister Kate
  • Someday My Prince Will Come
  • Sometimes I Love You
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • The Red Red Robin
  • When You're Smiling
  • You Are My Sunshine | Ray Charles
  • You Made Me Love You
  • A Hundred Miles | traditional bluegrass
  • Crawdad | traditional bluegrass
  • Cumberland Gap | traditional bluegrass
  • Freight Train | traditional bluegrass
  • I'll Fly Away | traditional bluegrass
  • I am A Girl of Constant Sorrow | traditional bluegrass
  • Just Like Rain | Kathy Kallick and Laurie Lewis
  • Jubilee | traditional bluegrass
  • Keep On The Sunny Side | traditional bluegrass
  • Midnight Train | traditional bluegrass
  • New River Train | traditional bluegrass
  • Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms | traditional bluegrass
  • Take Me For Longing | Alison Krauss and Union Station
  • Sail Away Ladies | traditional bluegrass
  • Wabash Cannonball | traditional bluegrass
  • Crazy | Patsy Cline
  • Deep River Blues | Doc Watson
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown
  • Hey Good Lookin' | Hank Williams
  • Ho Hey | The Lumineers
  • Home | Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  • I Will Wait | Mumford and Sons
  • Just Like Rain | Bluegrass Tune
  • Let's Have A Party | Wanda Jackson
  • Take Me For Longing | Alison Krauss & Union Station
  • That's Alright Momma | Elvis Presley
  • These Boots Are Made For Walking | Nancy Sinatra
  • Wagon Wheel | Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Accentuate the Positive
  • All The Things You Are | Cole Porter
  • Anything Goes | Cole Porter
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Beautiful Love
  • Begin The Beguine | Cole Porter
  • Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered | Rodgers and Hart
  • Beyond the Sea
  • Blue Moon | Ella Fitzgerald / Frank Sinatra
  • Blue Skies | Irving Berlin
  • Bye Bye Blackbird | Carmen McRae
  • Centerpiece
  • Close Your Eyes | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Come Rain or Come Shine | Billy Holiday
  • Days of Wine and Roses
  • Don't Be That Way | Ella Fitzgerald
  • East of the Sun | Billy Holiday
  • Foggy Day | Ella Fitzgerald
  • From this Moment On | Frank Sinatra
  • Have You Met Miss Jones
  • How Deep Is The Ocean | Irving Berlin sung by Billie Holiday
  • How High The Moon | Frank Sinatra
  • I Could Write A Book | Rogers and Hart
  • I Get A Kick Out Of Your | Cole Porter
  • I Love You | Cole Porter
  • I Thought About You | Mercer
  • I Won't Dance | Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
  • I'm Beginning to See the Light
  • I've Got the World On A String
  • I've Got You Under My Skin | Cole Porter
  • It Don't Mean a Thing | Duke Ellington
  • It's A Lovely Day Today | Irving Berlin
  • It's Delovely | Cole Porter
  • Just One Of Those Things | Cole Porter
  • Mack the Knife
  • Moonlight in Vermont | Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong / Frank Sinatra
  • My Favorite Things
  • My Funny Valentine | Rodgers and Hart
  • Nature Boy | Nat King Cole
  • Nefertiti | Wayne Shorter/Miles Davis
  • Our Love is Here To Stay | Frank Sinatra
  • Paper Moon
  • Pennies From Heaven | Frank Sinatra
  • Pick Yourself Up | Frank Sinatra
  • 'Round Midnight
  • Satin Doll
  • Secret Love
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • Stomping at the Savoy
  • S'Wonderful
  • The Best Thing For You Is Me
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • They All Laughed | Gershwin
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me
  • Twisted | Joni Mitchell
  • Unforgettable
  • You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To | Cole Porter
  • You Go To My Head
  • You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me
  • You're The Top | Cole Porter
  • Can't Buy Me Love | Beatles
  • Come Together | The Beatles
  • Drive My Car | Beatles
  • Here Comes the Sun | Beatles
  • Hey Jude | Beatles
  • I Wanna Hold Your Hand | The Beatles
  • I Will | The Beatles
  • Imagine | John Lennon
  • Let It Be | Beatles
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds | Beatles
  • Ob La Di | The Beatles
  • Something in the Way She Moves | Beatles
  • Strawberry Fields Forever | Beatles
  • When I'm 64 | The Beatles
  • Yellow Submarine | Beatles
  • A Case of You | Joni Mitchell
  • Ain't Never Had Nobody Like You | M. Ward
  • Big Yellow Taxi | Joni Mitchell
  • Both Sides Now | Joni Mitchell
  • Buckets of Rain | Bob Dylan
  • Don't Think Twice It's Alright | Bob Dylan
  • Dust in the Wind | Kansas
  • Hallelujah | Leonard Cohen
  • Like A Rolling Stone | Bob Dylan
  • You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go | Bob Dylan
  • more on request
  • 500 Miles | The Proclaimers
  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough | Marvin Gaye & Tami Terrell
  • Crazy Love | Van Morrison
  • Don't Know Why | Nora Jones
  • Honky Tonk Woman | Rolling Stones
  • I've Got A Woman | Ray Charles
  • Isn't She Lovely | Stevie Wonder
  • Just The Two of Us | Bill Withers
  • Just The Way You Are | Billy Joel
  • Killing Me Softly | Roberta Flack
  • Lean on Me | Bill Withers
  • Let It Go | Idina Menzel/Demi Lovato - Frozen
  • New York State of Mind | Billy Joel
  • Only The Good Die Young | Billy Joel
  • Respect | Aretha Franklin
  • Rolling In The Deep | Adele
  • Sir Duke | Stevie Wonder
  • Stand By Me | Ben E. King
  • Stay | Just A Little Bit Longer
  • Superstition | Stevie Wonder
  • Take Me To The River | Talking Heads
  • The Weight | Aretha Franklin
  • Think | Aretha Franklin
  • This Must Be The Place (Na've Melody) | Talking Heads
  • * | TRADITIONAL JAZZ and more
  • Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans | Louis Armstrong
  • How Deep Is The Ocean | Irving Berlin
  • Moonlight in Vermont | Ella & Louis
  • Let It Go | Frozen
  • Stay Just A Little Bit Longer | Maurice Williams...
  • This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) | Talking Heads

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Past Events

June 8, 2017 • Event
Thu7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Ridgefield, CT
April 21, 2017 • Club Event
Fri7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Old Westbury, NY
March 5, 2017 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Rye, NY
December 31, 2016 • New Year's Eve Party
Sat9:00 PM - 1:00 AM New York City, NY
October 29, 2016 • Wedding
Sat5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Claryville, NY
July 3, 2016 • Wedding Reception
Sun7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Utica, NY
April 30, 2016 • Fundraiser
Sat6:00 PM - 12:00 AM Collegeville, PA
April 9, 2016 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Holmes, NY
March 26, 2016 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat9:00 PM - 9:30 PM New York City, NY
December 4, 2015 • Holiday Party
Fri8:00 PM - 11:00 PM New York City, NY
October 3, 2015 • Wedding Reception
Sat6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Brooklyn, NY
March 31, 2015 • Corporate Function
Tue3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Brooklyn, NY

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