Java Jazz has been performing vocal and instrumental stylings of traditional jazz standards and originals, including swing, blues, latin, ballads, and funk/jazz-rock in Austin since 1996. Many engagements utilize the core (trio) configuration usually comprising keyboard/bass, woodwinds, and guitar. The other common configuration adds bass and drums, however, just about every possible configuration from 2-piece to 5-piece has been used for various performances depending upon budgetary and venue requirements, and patron preferences.
Java Jazz has performed at venues such as Nutty Brown Cafe, Bergstrom Airport, Manuel's, Y-Bar & Grill, The Lakeway Inn, Barton Creek Country Club, Central Market Cafe, Hickory Street Grill, Mozart's Coffeehouse, Barnes & Noble, NXNW, J's Bistro, Borders, Speakeasy, Caucus Club, Sam Hill's Restaurant, Jazz on 6th Street, The Motorola Marathon, and many others. Java Jazz also performs many private engagements from large functions such as weddings and convention mixers to small in-home parties such as birthdays and Mardi-Gras celebrations, and just about any other kind of event where fun and good music mix.
Java Jazz Personell: The core trio usually consists of J. Bradley Jr. (woodwinds and vocals), Danny Marquette (keyboards), and Paul Hollis (guitar and vocals), with Dan Lott (bass) and Mike Rieman (percussion) usually filling out the quintet version. There are many other very talented musicians and friends who ocasionally substitute, have become part of the family, and are "instrumental" in helping keep Java Jazz swinging. Among them are Karl Rehn (keyboards), Josh Lowe (bass), Tim Nolan (keyboards), Mike Rieman (bass), Chris Trafton (drums), Alex Scott (bass), Matt LeCour (bass), Jonathan Singer (drums), Jeff Botta (drums).