Ham Jam House Concert

Manteca Beat - Paul Klemperer
07/07/2012, 11/18/2011 and 07/29/2011

Manteca Beat with Paul Klemperer will play an acoustic concert Saturday, July 7th at 7:00 PM. They are exciting musicians and enjoy playing the music, as well as playing around with it. You will hear some super-creative inventions. It will be fun!

Paul Klemperer started Manteca Beat to highlight classic American music from the 1940s-60s. Drawing from blues, jazz, Latin, R&B, and more, Manteca Beat takes audiences on a musical travelogue, appealing to all ages and demographics. Manteca means "grease" in Spanish and everyone knows you need a little grease to add flavor to your cooking.

The Manteca Beat Cabaret adds extra spice to the recipe, with female vocalists, dancers, costumes and an entertaining sense of theater. Paul Klemperer & Manteca Beat provide a great show for all occasions, from cocktail and dinner parties to formal events, concerts and dance parties.

"Cool Beats with a Little Grease"
Manteca Beat has a sound which is both familiar and fresh. Led by Paul Klempererís soulful sax, the group explores the best in classic R&B, blues and latin music, with a cool jazzy edge. Original songs and arrangements give some extra spice to the recipe. This band is about having fun. We start with what audiences know and then take them someplace new, so when they go home they feel like they have really been somewhere.

Drawing on 35 years of playing experience, Paul Klemperer formed Manteca Beat to get back to musical roots. "I like to find the heart of a song, my saxophone style is influenced as much by the blues as jazz," he explains. "To me, music is less about genre than about tone, energy and expression. Thatís the focus of this band. Thatís what makes this music special."

The players...

Guitarist Russell Scanlon has a long history in the Austin live music scene. Well-versed in jazz, blues, rock, Latin and Afrobeat music, Russell is one of the most versatile and tasteful guitarists in Texas.

Stephen Summer is one of Austin's most in-demand drummers. He has played with countless music luminaries, spanning many styles. Stephen's career as a drummer/percussionist includes performing and recording with artists such as: Kirk Whalum, Bob James, Andy Williams, Tish Hinojosa, The Brew, Tony Campisi and most recently, Beto y los Fairlanes.

Aaron Allen has quickly carved his niche in Austin as a great bass player who makes every band sound better, no matter the style of music. His rock-solid rhythm and startling dexterity on solo work leave audiences amazed.


Doors open at 7:00 and the concert is 8:00 to 10:00.
$10 suggested admission donation

BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!