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 somewhat twisted 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….
Our third album "PeaceWork", some say, is our best. It features the two trios that make up the core of JAMBa giving the album a unique sound with some surprises. Thanks for visiting!