The Jazz Hands perform jazz standards, jazz-rock classics, western swing, and jazzy originals using traditional Texas music instrumentation (acoustic guitar, steel guitar, fiddle, piano) in addition to a standard jazz rhythm section of bass and drums.  The group is scale-able from solo vocal/guitar all the way up to 6-piece band, depending on the client's budget and space constraints.  Their unique instrumentation provides a true Texas feel to this jazz ensemble, who cover everything from Sinatra to Steely Dan.   Perfect for situations ranging from low-key background music at a corporate event to a full-on jazz dance party (wedding receptions, upscale venues, holiday gatherings), The Jazz Hands give listeners a true "taste of Texas" with their organic and authentic performances.  

Featuring not just one but two members of the Texas swing hall of fame, The Jazz Hands will have your guests swinging with classics like "Fly Me To The Moon", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "Ain't That A Kick In The Head", and "Blue Skies".  But even non-jazz fans will appreciate well-known selections from modern-era groups such as Chicago, Van Morrison, and Blood, Sweat, and Tears.  A typical set list for The Jazz Hands can be seen by clicking here.  Also, check out the YouTube videos here (and below) to see video of The Jazz Hands performing live.    

The Jazz Hands are the "sister band" of Texas Aces, with both bands being fronted by 4-time Texas Music Award ace Mike Clifford and sharing members between the two bands:  Earl Adams (bass), Howard Kalish (violin/fiddle), Price Porter (steel guitar/electric guitar), and John Chandler (drums/percussion).  This group has been performing together in Austin for over a decade, with hundreds of gigs under their belt at both private events and public venues.  While there are a plethora of jazz bands in Austin, The Jazz Hands are one of a kind, a truly unique Texas jazz experience. 

The Jazz Hands (above) performing at the University Of Texas Roundup Event in Austin, TX (4-piece w/drums) 

The Jazz Hands (below) performing at Bernhardt Winery in Plantersville, TX (4-piece w/fiddle + steel guitar).

Check out the gig schedule for Mike Clifford and The Jazz Hands by clicking here.