It’s The Great American Song Book come to life. We perform the classic songs made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. Then we take contemporary songs from groups like The Beatles and add a swing, blues or torch song twist. We are a new band made up of musicians local to the Lehigh Valley, most of whom have extensive professional experience. We are versatile in size and sound: the whole 6-piece band can kick it up with some serious blues and upbeat swing tunes or a 2-3 piece combo can keep it smooth and mellow. We can do a one hour cocktail party up to a 4-hour evening.
OUR LOOK, OUR SOUND
Ginger Brew is a polished and engaging chanteuse who draws the audience into the great stories told by the clever lyrics in these classic songs. Ginger’s emotional connection with the songs coupled with her classic style and vintage look makes each song a vignette for the listener to enter.
But Ginger doesn’t create this mood alone. It’s The Schnappes who provide the musical setting in which all this happens. Expertly played sax solos that cry when they should cry and flute solos that whisper when the lyrics do are played by Dan Twaddell; keyboard solos that can stride or swing or rock a 12 bar blues are played by Pat Kerssen; bass lines that glue the whole thing together then break out into deep rich solos are created by Brian Bortz; musical percussion that provides a solid rhythm for the tune while enhancing the lyrics is constructed by Vern Mobleyand Joe Mixon, our masterful musical director, provides our song structures and some pretty amazing guitar licks for every genre we do.
“We are so grateful to the very talented Ginger & the Schnappes for hosting a wonderful, energetic and fun Jazz Salon on April 12th in Downtown Bethlehem benefiting our non-profit organization! Guests enjoyed an evening of live music that included jazz favorites and classics with a twist. In addition, our guests were provided a delicious catered meal and drinks. The band, dressed for the part, performed with so much energy throughout the entire evening and didn’t fail to keep the crowd engaged and wanting more. Thank you so much Ginger & the Schnappes – We wish we could do the night all over again!”
Northeast Ministry, Marketing and Development Coordinator
“Exceptional renditions of classic songs sung by the talented Ginger Brew! She’s top shelf – classy look of Marilyn Monroe mixed with a sultry dash of Jessica Rabbit. Ginger really captivates and adds a face for the audience to fall in love with in an evening. She sings you on a journey that will take you back in time, pluck your heart strings and leave you laughing. Truly dinner and a show! BRAVA!”
Mt. Bethel, PA
“WOW! Has anyone ever watched Dan on the sax?! Not a note in front of him and he can bust out a solo that will derail even the juiciest conversation. Any of you music lovers can appreciate the easy going relationship among these band members. It translates into great music.”