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Jay has over forty one years of experience to his credit along with a solid
Classical accordionist background and was four consecutive years AAA National Accordion Champion, in age-group competition.
His great-grand parents were born in Leipzig, Germany and being of German heritage, he specializes in German vocals and music. He is versatile and plays a variety of styles including: Viennese waltz, polka, big band, standards, country, blue-grass, pop, rock, oldies and semi-classical.
The band is frequently in all the media: newspaper, radio and TV. They tour the Midwest and South annually, perform in Europe and also play numerous festivals, hotels, clubs and public dances. They�ve also been asked to perform for many dignitaries including former Vice President Dan Quayle for his presidential campaign.
The BAVARIAN SHOWTIME BAND consists of all full time pro-musicians. Along with Jay on accordion, vocals, yodeling, cowbells and schuhplatting, the female singer vocalizes on all styles of music with lead and backup vocals and also performs on cowbells and schuhplatting. The drummer also is a schuhplattler and vocalist along with percussion.
SHOWTIME features the band performing authentic Bavarian Schuhplatting (German Shoe-Slap Dancing), Tyrolian Cow-Bell Ringing, and Yodeling through the audience with wireless mikes and numerous Audience Participation Specialties.
The Band has computerized lighting, the most updated sound equipment and invites audience requests.