JAMBa began in 2010 as a collaboration of studio musicians, headed by John Anter and Marty Ballou. Their first album, “If You Need Me” featured the world’s most recorded drummer, Bernard Purdie. Bernard’s credentials are too numerous to list but we’ve mentioned a few below.
For the OFF WHITE project (our salute to The BEATLES), we recruited studio veterans Bruce Bartlett, Sonny Barbato, Dave Zinno, Joe Klimek and, once again, Bernard Purdie.
Collectively, these seasoned studio players have worked and/or recorded with:
James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, Jeff Beck, Hall and Oates, John Scofield, Nelson Riddle, Marian McPartland, NRBQ, Miles Davis, Slide Hampton, Paul Simon, John Medeski, Adam Nussbaum, King Curtis, Peter Wolf, John Hammond, Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Cobb, John Hicks and many others….


JAMBa's 2016 release "OFF WHITE" feat Bernard "Pretty" Purdie was recently nominated for Tribute Album of the Year. Awards will be given on March 31, 2018 at Lincoln Center in NYC.

We're very happy to have our project considered. …

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Mistakes with Legends part 1: Tony Williams

Over the years, I’ve found myself meeting musicians that I really respected. Guys whose albums I wore out. Guys whose music had a tremendous impact on my playing. 
I’m not a “I really gotta meet this guy” type of person…

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JAZZ TIMES writer Ken Franckling on OFF WHITE

JAMBa, Off White (JAMBaTunes) 

While there is a jam band feel throughout this project, the band name JAMBa does not reference the genre. It merely borrows initials from co-leaders drummer John Anter and bassist Marty Ballou. They pulled together an impressive…

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What Others Are Saying....

Friends and Music Lovers, This is a most unique, eclectic, and original sounding album; not really jazz, not pop, all Beatles Tunes, but you'd never know it. At times there are two bass players, sometimes doing a call-response thing, other…Read more

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