Yam Yam, Muscle Tough Nectar’s & the Wonder Bar present the Asbury Jams 2023 series Yam Yam is dedicated to exploring and creating beautiful music
Yam Yam, Muscle Tough
Nectar’s & the Wonder Bar present the Asbury Jams 2023 series
Yam Yam is dedicated to exploring and creating beautiful music together. The members bring a diverse range of influences to the group, including jazz, gospel, jam, and funk. Michael Dempsey plays piano and organ with a focus on jazz, gospel, and New Orleans boogie, while Xander Moppin provides the foundation of funk on bass. Tyler (Kokko) Fuller brings the pocket to the drums, and brother Tom Fuller adds his groove and ethereal and psychedelic soloing on guitar. Then finally, is the virtuous saxophone playing of Jason Mescia, bringing influence from Eddie Harris and John Coltrane among others. Together, they create a high energy, soulful, and psychedelic sound that is sure to get fans moving. The band had its start in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and has since traveled throughout the U.S., bringing their music to wherever listeners may be.
Muscle Tough, Philadelphia’s premier Futuristic Funk Fusion trio, specializes in a heavily improvised blend of modal jazz, funk, and rocking psychedelia. Their creative use of sound design and group-minded improvisation blurs the line between their originals and the quirky pop classics they stretch out on.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
$10 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $10 at the door