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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.