Published on May 10, 2022

Yam Yam emerged in 2015 playing a vibrant blend of jazz, jam, funk, and soul in good ol’ Harrisburg, PA.

Check out this recent show from Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom.

Yam Yam features keyboardist Mike Dempsey, guitarist Tom Fuller and drummer Tyler Fuller, bassist Xander Moppin, and saxophonist Jason Mescia.  The members all met while playing in various bands in the Harrisburg music scene and bonded over a shared love of classic funk, jam, and soul music.

Yam Yam is on tour. Check out the website for dates and all that other stuff like their excellent merch!


Yam Yam released their debut, self-titled album in late 2018 and upon its release, it charted on Billboard Jazz Albums section at No. 17. In 2020, the band released a live album titled “The Yam Yam Telethon (The Lingerie Room Sessions)” and in 2021, they released their second studio album” Double Dippin’,” which charted on Billboard Contemporary Jazz Albums section at No. 9.

The band has been direct support for SPAFFORD, Lotus, Dopapod, Keller Williams, Aqueous, Big Something, TWIDDLE, Here Come The Mummies, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Andy Frasco & The U.N., and Taz among others.

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