Who are "Cat's Pajamas?"
The Cats are a unique combo: guitar, vocals and bass, with keyboard and percussion as the occasion requires.
What kind of music do you play?
Think 40's nightclub meets modern groove. Our specialty—what sets us apart from most bands—are the great swing and Bossa Nova tunes of a golden age: Sinatra, Basie, Fitzgerald.
But we keep going. Want blues? Got that. Easy listening? Check. A little country? Yeah, that's us.
Tell me about the band.
Jeff Anvinson: Guitar, Keyboard, Vocals. Jeff is a professional musician with over 35 years of experience. He owns and operates a music services business, JLA Music, in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Greg Jeffrey: Bass, Vocals. Greg first played with Jeff in the early 80's, which accounts for the deep musical connection between the two. He transitioned from guitar to bass in the late 80's and played in big hair bands before discovering jazz.
Drums/Percussion: The band brings in guest talent suited for the occasion.
Looking ahead, our ambition is to give up-and-coming musicians from sax to vocals an opportunity to showcase their talents as guest artists.
What makes you special?
We're dead serious about fun—and music. It takes talented musicians to move from reading a swing chart to laying down a deep-grooving blues number. That kind of versatility only comes with years of performance.
We're also dedicated to a great sound. From instruments to sound gear, we're serious about our art.
What kind of gigs do you play?
Our versatility lends itself to all kinds of events: Conventions, galas, dinners, receptions, Christmas and corporate parties, special occasions, concerts — Cat's Pajamas does it all.