Sparky Koerner and his “Jazz Express” are one of the most highly respected musical groups in the Galveston / Houston Texas area. They can be heard in restaurants, local clubs, parties, wedding receptions, social gatherings and any occasion where good musical entertainment is desired. They have a wide repertoire of music that can be performed for any occasion. The Sparky's Jazz Express has a great following of listeners who have been known to support Sparky’s music no matter where they perform.
Sparky’s Jazz Express was formed when Sparky moved to Galveston in 1980 to work for the Galveston Arts Center. The group developed a reputation for playing at a professional level. They quickly became a popular group for cocktail parties and dinner events. They play with a sensitive feel for the audience making sure that the volume is not too loud and one can carry on a conversation. Yet if the situation calls for it they will get you up on the dance floor with great big band swing favorites, beautiful ballads great Latin Bossa Nova’s and a wide variety of other selections.
They have been one of Galveston’s favorite groups for the Galveston Historical Foundation, The Texas Sea Port Museum, The Lone Star Flight Museum, Haak Vineyard & Winery, The City of Galveston, Texas City Arts Festival and at various University of Texas Medical Branch function over the years. The band performed at the Chelsea Wine Bar entertaining the NASA crowds as a house band during 2009-10. They have also performed at the Kemah Jazz Festival. The “Jazz Express” performed on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat dock in Galveston during their Dinner/Dance Cruise from 1985-1995.
If you're looking for professional quality entertainment you need look no further because Sparky and the "Jazz Express" can provide the music that will satisfy you and your guest no matter what the environment or occasion.