The Jump Jax

The Jump Jax are an electrifying quartet bringing their own fresh take on good tunes to the Central Coast Music Scene. These four, seasoned professional musicians bring an energetic and danceable mix of classic Jump Blues, Swing, Rockabilly and Soul along with Tasty Originals guaranteed to get hearts pounding and feet moving.
 Songwriter Ted Waterhouse leads the band on fluid electric arch-top and slide guitars and vocals.  Don Jacobsen lays down swinging jazz and soul riffs on tenor, alto and baritone saxes and clarinet.  Ace drummer Michael Smothers provides the cookin’ beat and adds superb lead and backing vocals. Bassist Dave Block locks into the grooves while providing more great vocals.  
All together these four exceptional musicians bring a sound that is sharp and focused with dynamics suitable for any size venue. The band’s performances convey their deep love for classic American musical styles delivered with their own unique jumpin’ spin. You’re going to love the Jump Jax!

 Upcoming Gigs

For more information see /events-and-gigs or contact Ted directly  /contact

Saturday, August 1st
6:00 to 7:30p

The Jump Jax "Live" -Streamed
Atascadero "Saturday in the Park" Concert Series
or: LIVE on KPRL AM 1230 from 6-7 pm


Song List


After Midnight (Eric Clapton) 

Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Fats Waller) 

Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens (L. Jordon) 

Ain’t too Proud to Beg (The Temptations) 

Alright Okay You Win (Count Basie Band) 

Blue Skies (Willie Nelson) 

Choo Choo Ch Boogie (Louis Jordan) 

Day Tripper (The Beatles) 

Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding) 

Domino (Van Morrison) 

 Don’t Worry Baby (Los Lobos) 

Drivin’ Wheel (Albert King) 

 Evangeline (Los Lobos)  

Georgia on My Mind (Ray Charles) 

Heard it Through the Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)

Seven Come Eleven (Bennie Goodman Sextet)

The Action (Little Village) 

 Jack You’re Dead (Louis Jordan) 

Leaving (The Blasters/Dave Alvin) 

Little Sister (Elvis Presley/Ry Cooder) 

Mercy Mercy Mercy (The Buckinghams) 

Mohair Sam (Charlie Rich) 

Mystery Train (Elvis Presley) 

Rock ‘n’ Roll (Led Zepplin) 

Route 66 (Asleep at the Wheel) 

Seven Come Eleven (Benny Goodman Sextet) 

Seventh Son (Willie Dixon)  

Shaky Ground (The Temptations) 

She caught the Katy (Taj Mahal) 

Shotgun (Jr. Walker & the AllStars) 

 Sick and Tired (Fats Domino) 

Smack Dab in the Middle (Ry Cooder) 

Take Me to the River (Al Green/Talking Heads) 

 T-Bone Shuffle (T-Bone Walker) 

Thank You for Lettin’ Me Be Myself Again

                               (Sly & The Family Stone)            

Two More Bottles of Wine (Emmy Lou Harris) 

Youngblood (The Coasters) 


(All songs by Ted Waterhouse unless otherwise noted)  

Burn My Fingers  

Crazy When You Smile  

Don’t Hound Me  

Here & Now (Dave Block)  

Jelly (Mike Smothers)  

Just Want to Know  

Like Never Before  

Out of the Mud  

Southbound Train  

That’s Delicious  

The Train Always Gets the Girl  

You Got No Idea  

You Gotta Know by Now