The Jazz Guys
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The Jazz Guys

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The best kept secret in music

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Discography

A Blessing In Disguise, 2006 - EP

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A typical Jazz Guys’ show starts on a high note and maintains that energy throughout the performance. Max Schwartz and Maarten van der Poll’s dueling guitars are an often disorienting blend of power chords, jazz chords, counter melodies and precision solos, played with unbridled, soulful passion. The two are anchored by the band’s rhythm section, featuring Herb van der Poll’s playful yet tasteful old-school bass stylings and Frank Zamiello’s bombastic you-have-to-hear-this-guy-to-believe-him drumming. From start to finish, The Jazz Guys dance as hard as they’d hope any audience member would. The band uses improvised and scripted material as well as loose audience participation to engage the audience and draw their focus. Their comedy is playful and silly, but points to a deep intelligence and humanism. After show praise is usually divided equally amongst the comedy and the music.
Above all, the Jazz Guys pride themselves in their ability to entertain every audience they’ve played for. “Put us in front of a group of sixty-year-old ultraconservatives, and we’ll have them smiling in ten minutes,” jokes Herb. Supported by a growing fan base and dedicated street team, the Jazz Guys consistently pack regional clubs, putting them in high demand by venues who are looking for a full house.