The Wedding/ Party Unit
The Jazz Lobsters have been tearing up the New Jersey shore for the last thirty years at wedding receptions and parties, with a band usually of six pieces, or as small as two, on up to The Lobster Big Band of eighteen, playing everything from the swingin’ sounds of Count Basie and Frank Sinatra to Motown hits, dance favorites and rock classics. Check out some videos HERE
The band is led by James Lafferty, arranger and keyboardist, and includes some of the hottest musicians in the tri-state area who have shared the stage and recorded with such artists as: Bruce Springsteen, 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, to name a few.
On vocals and fronting the band, is Bob Ferry, who displays amazing rock and jazz chops on guitar and can play anything from Wes Montgomery to Jimi Hendrix. Buddy “Love” Savino for 35 years has laid the bass down with the Lobsters and drummer Joe Devico lays down funk and R&B with thick juicey grooves. Audrey Welber-Lafferty on growly soulful saxes and on clarinet rips up Benny Goodman favorites.
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, island to rock, jazz standards to modern hits, along with latin and Jewish/ Klezmer music, why not call one of the hottest bands on the Jersey shore to liven up your party or event?