Hi all you swingers, hoppers, boppers, rockers, & lovers of fine entertainment! We're Jive Jump & Wail, bringing you the best of House Rockin' music! We're a high energy band bringing you swing, retro-swing, jump blues, funky New Orleans Mardi Gras music, classic r & b, roots r & r, funk & more, including jazz, Dixieland, and big band, if desired. We're an experienced group of musicians who have played with Grover Washington Jr, the Temptations, Cab Calloway, the 4 Tops, Diane Schuur, Gene Krupa, Tony Bennett, Bobby Rydell, Sister Sledge,& many more. Featuring the searing vocals of Demetria Joyce Bailey & the red hot Molten Brass horns, we bring fun & excitment to any event you may have! For the ultimate party band, please consider Jive Jump & Wail. Thanks for reading, hope to hear from you soon!
When my brother passed away, his request was for New Orleans style memorial and life celebration. I reached out to Peter with very short notice and he was great to work with. He lined up musicians for the memorial service and Life Celebration that followed. My brother wanted an upbeat celebration and that's what Jive Jump and Wail provided.
Cannot thank Jive Jump & Wail enough for playing at my husband’s surprise 30th birthday party. We had a New Orleans themed party. They were fantastic, great musicians and completed the atmosphere by playing New Orleans jazz/blues. Professional and entertaining, all of our guests loved them. Thank You for helping us have a great time :)
From the first point of contact with Peter, the band manager to the event itself, jump jive and wail more than exceeded my expectations! They were on time and can entertain a variety of age ranges. The enthusiasm and energy these guys had was unheard of. We had them play for my parents 50th wedding anniversary and it was more fun than my wedding!! I would and WILL hire these guys again! Thank you so much, Peter and his entire crew! You guys blew me away!!
My husband is in love with New Orleans and during the wedding planning process hinted a few times, or a bunch of times, about how he'd love a brass band to play for our reception. He didn't get the full reception, but we did have the pleasure of having Jive Jump & Wail play for our bridal party introductions, which the guests loved! Brandon had no idea and was SO excited when he heard them playing live. They were able to play the songs I requested and gave our wedding a unique personalized touch. They were easy to work with and snuck into the venue without my husband noticing! Win win!
Jive Jump Wail did an awesome job, I love that they were in character with the costumes. Everyone had a great time..thanks again I appreciate u...
Great sound and entertaining. Expert, experianced , musicians. Lead singer engaged the crowd.
Jive Jump and Wail played for our company Christmas party this year and they made the party a complete success! Great band, playing music that had everybody on the dance floor all night. This band is very versatile. They started off the night by playing some nice light background music while we had dinner and then pumped it up for a full night of partying. Really..Really enjoyed them. All of our guests commented on how outstanding they were and how much they enjoyed it. We will highly recommend them and we will use them again in the future.
Great work Jive Jump and Wail!!
I had the great good fortune to catch Jive Jump & Wail at Ortlieb's. This group of immensely talented musicians, combined with the charming and charismatic vocalist, Demetria Bailey, made for an evening of
toe-tapping, hand-clapping, foot-stomping wall-to-wall FUN!!!
Jive Jump & Wail live up to their name AND THEN SOME!!! BRAVO!!!
Formed in June 2012, Jive Jump & Wail brings a unique blend of music together, incorporating in a set hard driving swing ,soulful rhythm & blues, New Orleans sounds, funk, & more! We're a 9 piece band, featuring a sizzling vocalist & the smokin' hot 4 piece Molten Brass horn section. We play House Rockin' music at it's best, keeping your event moving with an experienced, friendly group of musicians. A partial list of entertainers members of the band have played with include: Mel Torme, Tony Bennett, Joe Williams, the Spinners, the 4 Tops, Grover Washington Jr, Al Martino, Gene Krupa, Danny & the Juniors, Shirley Scott, Diane Schuur, Bobby Rydell, George Benson, Lionel Hampton, Cab Calloway, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the Temptations, Gerald Wilson, Joe Piscopo, Shirley Jones, Harry Connick,Sr, & Arturo Sanudal. The band recently released it's 1st CD, Let The Good Times Roll, available at CD Baby & other venues. For a fun, exciting time, please consider Jive Jump & Wail! Thanks!
Past Booked Events
|February 23, 2019 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||1867 Sanctuary Ewing Township, NJ|
|January 26, 2019 • 3:30pm - 7:35pm||Funeral/Reception Fairfax VA|
|December 29, 2018 • 6:30pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|October 16, 2018 • 4:30pm - 7:30pm||Anniversary Cokesbury Village Hockessin DE|
|September 30, 2017 • 8:30pm - 8:45pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 30, 2017 • 8:30pm - 8:45pm||Knowlton Mansion Wedding Philadelphia, PA|
|September 16, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Aurora Ballroom, Birthday Party, Hamilton Twsp NJ|
|August 05, 2017 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm||Bridal Shower|
|February 18, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Vernick Food & Drink, Philadelphia, PA|
|January 08, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Mt. Laurel, NJ Library Concert|
|December 04, 2016 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm||Repeal Day Ball,Xfinity Live, Philadelphia, PA|
|August 24, 2016 • 6:45pm - 8:00pm||Pine Run, Doylestown, Pa|
|July 04, 2016 • 10:30am - 12:00pm||Rosemont Parade Rosemont, Pa.|
|June 21, 2016 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||St Joseph's Festival, Dowingtown, Pa 8 to 10 pm|
|June 18, 2016 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm||Charlotte's Resturant, Newtown Square, Pa|
|May 12, 2016 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Genesis Health Care, Burlington, NJ 1 to 2 pm|
|May 07, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Merion Caterers Cinaminson, NJ|
|November 12, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Tower Club at Princeton U 11:30 pm to 2|
|December 14, 2012||Holiday Party|
|Demetria Joyce Bailey||Vocals|
|Peter Jensen||Trombone, trumpet, tuba, vocals|
|Pete Souders||Tenor sax, soprano sax, clarinet|
|Tom Alessi||Baritone sax|
|Pete McCarthy||Bass guitar|
|Skip Barthold||Guitar, vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Louis Prima, Blues Brothers, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Tower of Power, Brian Setzer, Little Richard, Lavay Smith, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Roomful of Blues, Supercharge, Louis Jordan, Fats Domino, Elvis, Dukes of Dixieland