The Copa Kings put on an outstanding show at our wedding reception. They are not only expertly skilled musicians, they have tremendous energy and style as they arrange universally beloved jazz/swing classics in a fresh and fun performance. We had such a fantastic time dancing, and everyone said they "made the party." Billy, the leader, was also very accommodating and communicative. He sent us a sample of the song we used for the first dance so we could practice, and he also arranged a song that was not in their original repertoire at our request. The Copa Kings are exceptional performers and professionals. They made the evening of our wedding so fun and memorable!
The Copa Kings were formed in Austin, Texas, out of a desire to breathe new life into some of the great jazz standards of the 1930s, 40s and 50s. With great reverence, the band brings a unique passion, artistry and flair to the jazz music of this period. Led by vocalist Billy Murphy, The Copa Kings pay homage to some of our country's greatest jazz songwriters and performers. Members of the ensemble have played with locally and nationally known acts, including The Atlantics, Magnificent 7, White Ghost Shivers, The Jazz Pharaohs and The Blackbird Trio.