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Papa J Sez 

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As we mature, we are “ourselves” only more so. Welcome to the world of Papa J. On a cold night in 2015, an iconic contemporary-jazz trumpet player named Joey Sommerville started to peel back yet another layer of his being and artistry.

Never one to abandon his musical vision and integrity, Joey was hearing another kind of music in his head.

This was New Music. It was a homecoming, to the years spent with B.B. King protégé Big Joe Burrell and working with the mega-band Phish, while including the contemporary jazz years and maintaining the early influences of Rock, R&B, Gospel, and Classic Blues. It was time to say something Bigger. Something New. Something authentic to the moment.

Out of this creative primordial soup, Papa J Sez was born.


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Join Papa J for a Special Unplugged Set with Papa J Sez and special guest, Hall Of Fame guitarist, Eric Essix. It's all happening Friday March 9th at The Velvet Note, voted by DownBeat Magazine as one of the best venues in North America. YOU Want to BE There! :-)