We hired the Jazz Lobsters to play our wedding in upstate NY. We had 2 instruments play for our ceremony and 5 instruments during the cocktail hour and reception. We were interested in having a mix of Jewish klezmer music and familiar western music including the big band material (lots of Sinatra songs) that is their specialty. They put on a wonderful performance, and did each style equally expertly. They also played songs at our request that were not listed in their previously played repertoire. We loved them and happily recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding band, especially for a Jewish wedding!
The band, led by James Lafferty, arranger and keyboardist, features his wife Audrey on saxes and clarinet and includes some of the hottest musicians in the tri-state area who have shared the stage and recorded with such artists as: Bruce Springstein, The Asbury Jukes, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffet, Sam and Dave, Paul McCartney, Charles Earland, Blood Sweat and Tears, Tower of Power, Dido, Stan Kenton and Tommy Dorsey, Kool and the Gang to name a few. NOTE: We carry our own insurance policy, which is required by some venues.
Specializing weddings and private events, the Jazz Lobsters have backed up major acts and entertained at their parties. When members of Bon Jovi and Skid Row wanted their wedding receptions to jump, they called in The Jazz Lobsters to entertain.
With the ability to cover all styles of music from big band to funk, klezmer to rock, jazz standards to modern hits, why not call one of the hottest bands in the tri-state area to liven up your party or event?