Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess is a New York City based traditional jazz band. The group, formerly known as the Bill Murray Experience, formed in 2008. Over the years, the band has performed throughout the East coast and has participated in many organizations that include The Jazz Foundation of America, Music Under New York, Music That Heals, Healing Arts Initiative, and Make Music New York. Early on, the band was featured on The Simpson's 20th Anniversary Special and most recently, Jessy Carolina's musical performances were featured in the video game Bioshock Infinite. In 2012, the band traveled overseas and performed in Germany, Denmark, Israel, and Romania.
The Hot Mess is a six piece band. Lead vocalist Jessy Carolina also plays washboard and percussion. Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton plays banjo, piano, and also warbles. Jordan Hyde is the band's guitarist, and Jay Sanford is the band's bassist. The horn section doubles up with Carolina's husband, Mario J. Maggio on clarinet and tenor saxophone. Satoru Ohashi rounds it out on trumpet and trombone.