The Jazz Lobster Party Unit

Dance Band from Monmouth Junction, NJ - Will travel up to 150 miles
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The Jazz Lobsters have been tearing up the New Jersey shore for over 30 years at clubs, wedding receptions and parties, playing everything from the swingin' sounds of Count Basie and Frank Sinatra to Motown hits, reggae, dance favorites and rock classics. The size of the group varies from a duo to the full big band of 18 pieces and the size can be tailored to exactly your size and budgetary needs.
The band, led by James Lafferty, arranger and keyboardist, features his wife Audrey on saxes and clarinet and includes some of the hottest musicians in the tri-state area who have shared the stage and recorded with such artists as: Bruce Springstein, The Asbury Jukes, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffet, Sam and Dave, Paul McCartney, Charles Earland, Blood Sweat and Tears, Tower of Power, Dido, Stan Kenton and Tommy Dorsey, Kool and the Gang to name a few. NOTE: We carry our own insurance policy, which is required by some venues.

Specializing weddings and private events, the Jazz Lobsters have backed up major acts and entertained at their parties. When members of Bon Jovi and Skid Row wanted their wedding receptions to jump, they called in The Jazz Lobsters to entertain.

With the ability to cover all styles of music from big band to funk, klezmer to rock, jazz standards to modern hits, why not call one of the hottest bands in the tri-state area to liven up your party or event?
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Wedding

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We hired the Jazz Lobsters to play our wedding in upstate NY. We had 2 instruments play for our ceremony and 5 instruments during the cocktail hour and reception. We were interested in having a mix of Jewish klezmer music and familiar western music including the big band material (lots of Sinatra songs) that is their specialty. They put on a wonderful performance, and did each style equally expertly. They also played songs at our request that were not listed in their previously played repertoire. We loved them and happily recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding band, especially for a Jewish wedding!

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Wedding Reception

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We hired the Jazz Lobsters for our wedding near Philly in fall 2014. Their clarinet-piano duo played our cocktail hour, and the rest of the band at the reception. They were easy to work with and their rates were totally reasonable. We planned our wedding remotely, and they sound as good as their clips. My only complaint was that some of the open-ended songs ran on a bit too long. But they were flexible and fun, and did a really nice job MC-ing the wedding. And when one of the groom's friends spontaneously decided he wanted to sing "Johnny B. Good", they went right along with it and it was amazing. Really our ideal band!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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The Jazz Lobster Party Unit was the perfect band for the occasion of my father's 90th birthday. I heard nothing but compliments all night long from the 20-somethings to the 90-somethings. Best of all, my dad was delighted. Fantastic job!

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2018
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Wedding
Copake, NY
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2014
Oct
4
Wedding Reception
Bala Cynwyd, PA
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2013
Oct
26
Birthday Party (Adult)
Springfield, PA
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2013
Feb
23
Bar Mitzvah
Bridgewater, NJ
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2012
Mar
24
Birthday Party (Adult)
East Windsor, NJ
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2011
Jul
3
Wedding Reception
Cape May Court House, NJ
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Please note The Jazz Lobster Party Unit will also travel to Kendall Park, Dayton, Franklin Park, Kingston, North Brunswick, Plainsboro, Cranbury, New Brunswick, Rocky Hill, Belle Mead, Helmetta, Milltown, Monroe Township, Princeton, East Brunswick, Hillsborough, Princeton Junction, Somerset, Blawenburg, Skillman, Spotswood, Highland Park, Hightstown, South River, Manville, Piscataway, Windsor, Zarephath, Edison, Flagtown.
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