We Are Jengle Slap

Established in 2019, Jengle Slap is an original fusion collective based out of St. Petersburg, FL. Our sound can best be described as a jengle of jazz, funk, rock, pop and blues with our signature psychedelic slap… Or as some like to say, it feels like funky jazz going into outer space. We view music as a vehicle to spread positive vibes across the universe and we are thankful for that opportunity.


Upcoming Shows

Come hear what all the buzz has been about, with the one-of-a-kind, funky, jazz, rocky, psychedelic sound that is Jengle Slap!

Sat, October 21

The Deck Bar &
Grille at Isla
St. Petersburg, FL
(727) 289-9855

Fri, October 27
7 - 10 pm

Safety Harbor, FL
(727) 400-6512

Sun, Oct 29

This is an
online event
Listen Link

Fri, Nov 17

Bassano Cheesecake

(Safety Harbor 3rd Friday)

Safety Harbor
(727) 400-6512

Fri, Dec 22

Aspirations Winery

Clearwater, FL
(727) 799-9463


Fri, Dec 29

Grand Central
St. Petersburg, FL
(727) 202-6071

Sat, Jun 15

12 pm
RocknRoll Revival
(The Withers Wonder Slap)

Meet The Band

Jess Gluzband Lead Vocals
Michael Hartman Alto Sax
Taylor Jansen Guitar, Vocals
Eric Ryan Keys, Organ, Synth
Tony Sochet Bass
Jeff Pettit Drums, Vocals

Contact Us

We are always looking for opportunities to share our original music.  We also perform over 4 hours of covers ranging from Grateful Dead, The Meters, Herbie Hancock, Bill Withers, Steely Dan, The Doors, Talking Heads, Amy Winehouse, and Joss Stone just to name a few.  We are interested in playing at your venue and are also available for festivals and private parties.

If you’re interested in booking Jengle Slap or just want to say hi, please feel free to use our contact form.

We love to hear from #SLAPNation.  Please make sure you are following us on all the relevant social media sites.

What is a Jengle Slap?

We are always asked how we got our name. There isn’t much to the story, after putting the group together and getting ready to book our first show, we were brainstorming names and Jason Stander came up with the idea of Jengle Slap. We didn’t know what it meant but it had a nice to ring to it and in all honesty, it was the only idea on the table. It was later on we realized that SLAP is an acronym for Sounds Like A Plan. And that is very fitting for our group. We all come from different walks of life and have different musical backgrounds. What we share in common is that we have good intentions, and we know our hard work together will help us achieve our goals.

History of Jengle Slap

Jengle Slap was founded in 2019 by Eric Ryan (keys / organ / synth), Jason Stander (drums) and Santiago Rodriguez (bass).  We had similar goals of making original music influenced by jazz and funk and encouraging improvisation. We soon thereafter added Chuck Weirich on Trumpet, Ivan Jones on guitar and vocals, and Lazaro Gutierrez on saxophone / keyboards/ and vocals. Our first official show was on January 10th 2020 at the Tampa Blue Note opening for Daryl Hance.  

Unfortunately, the pandemic that changed the world in March 2020 also had a major impact on our group. Jengle Slap went through several different formations over the next year and a half and only played a handful of shows.

 It was not until August 2021 when Jengle Slap 2.0 was solidified which featured lead vocalist Samantha Georg, Tony Sochet on bass, Jeff Petitt on drums along with original members Eric Ryan and Ivan Jones. Shortly thereafter, we added Michael Hartman on Saxophone. In April 2022 Ivan Jones left the group and was replaced by Taylor Jansen (www.taylorjansenmusic.com). Jengle Slap 2.0 has played over 30 shows together including the Heaven on Earth Arts and Music Festival, Gulfport Gecko Fest, First Night St. Petersburg, Shopapalooza, and the Florida Van Life Gathering in addition to many other venues around the Tampa Bay area.

In May 2023, Samantha Georg informed the group she would be moving out of the state in July. While this was disappointing news, we were fortunate to have found Jess Gluzband whose soulful voice and vibrant energy are a perfect match for our slappy collective. We look forward to continuing the Jengle Journey as we spread positive vibes across the universe.

In addition to the musicians we already mentioned, we want to thank the following people who at some point performed with our collective. They are forever friends and a part of Jengle history:  Thaddeus Dziekonski. Alvin Ramos, Sam Salas, Jeff Westervelt, Lamont Thomas, Matt Tamme, Derek Hopkins, Jorge Ubieta, Erica Flaskamp, and Ace Williams.

Original Jengle Slap Six
The Birth of Jengle Slap 2.0
Live music band in tampa bay

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