STEVE, MIKE, CECIL, JULES, RAY & MARC
NOT SHOWN: ANDY BERNSTEIN
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DR.JULES AND THE ZYDA BLUES REVUE was formed 2 1/2 years ago by Jules and Marc Bazerman.
Jules was a singer in wedding bands for many years and wanted to break out and do not just an original
project, but one that would shape our own sound and style. He called on his son Marc to ask what he
thought of the idea and while they were talking Marc's involvement went from producing the album to
playing on the album and finally to writing the songs for the album. Once they had the first batch of
songs ready, they were now faced with choosing who would fill out the rest of the band. The first spot
they wanted to fill was the drummer. What was needed was someone who was in the pocket, but also
could charge up the atmosphere. When Steve was approached, he jumped at the idea of working with
the two Bazerman men. Since Marc wanted to play acoustic rhythm guitar the next question was who
would be the lead guitarist. Jules and Marc both had the same man in mind, Cecil! Jules had played
with Cecil in a couple of different bands ranging from Country bands to Wedding bands and Marc
grew up listening to Cecil play and trying to cop his licks. They knew he was the person for the job.
Marc and Ray worked together on countless commercials and always wanted to do a band together.
Rays band had just broken up and he was looking for a project to do that was a little different
from the music he had been playing. DR .JULES fit that profile since it blended many different
styles together. The Final two pieces to the puzzle were also the most important. You can't have
a Zydeco band without a washboard or accordion. The search for these two instrumentalists took
a little bit of time because how many people in the New York/New Jersey area play these? Not
Many! Through connections those pieces started to fall into to place. Sacco found Mike
in Upstate New York and Andy was found Through an E-mail alert that Marc's friend sent out.
From the start we knew we could never be a Cajun/Zydeco band, it's not in our blood. We feel
that it is a New Orleans feel that you can't learn. That is way we came up with ZYDA BLUES.
ZYDA BLUES is our Interpretation of the New Orleans sound, but adding in a New York attitude.
The band ages range from 28 - 62 covering every decade. With that there is a great difference in
styles and tastes, but one common ground, the love of making MUSIC!
The album was not done to make tons of money, but to make some serious music and have a great
time doing it.