Live Music with Jump Jax
The Jump Jax are an electrifying quartet bringing their own fresh take on good-time tunes to theCentral Coast music scene. Consisting of four seasoned, professional musicians, this group brings an energetic and danceable mix of classic jump blues, swing, soul and rockabilly along with tasty originals that are guaranteed to get feet moving and hearts pounding.
Songwriter Ted Waterhouse leads the band on fluid electric arch-top and slide guitars and vocals. Reed man Ron McCarley lays down swinging jazz and soul riffs on tenor, alto and baritone saxes and clarinet. Ace drummer Michael Smothers provides the cookin’ beat and adds superb lead and backing vocals. Bassist Dave Block locks into the grooves while providing more great vocals.
All together these four exceptional musicians bring a sound that is sharp and focused with dynamics suitable for any size venue. The band’s performances convey their deep love for classic American musical styles delivered with their own unique jumpin’ spin. You’re going to love the Jump Jax!