April 21st 2020
About the Artist
JJ's Birthday Celebration:
With multiple Billboard-charting singles and three highly acclaimed CDs over the past twenty-five years, New York guitarist JJ Sansaverino has reached millions touring the world with his “Benson meets Santana” musical style. An extraordinary performer, JJ has a "take no prisoners" performance attitude, gracing the stage night after night touring on his own or with reggae legend Maxi Priest and bringing his vibe of Smooth Jazz, R&B, and Reggae. A Berklee School of Music graduate and award winner, he has shared the stage with the likes of Maceo Parker, Victor Bailey, Gerald Albright, Randy Brecker, Shaggy, Ricky Lawson, Sean Paul, Rick Braun, the Marley Family, and even performed for Sir Paul McCartney's wedding in 2002. He just finished a summer world tour with Maxi Priest and his successful “International Groove CD Release Tour 2018”, JJ is continuing his tour through 2019 and is due to release his new singled “I’m Blessed” featuring Maxi Priest.
AUDIOPHILE AUDITION - Brian Bloom
"Think Karl Denson or Norman Brown with a bit more funk. A lot of the guitar work seems to be inspired by greats like Wes Montgomery and George Benson."
SMOOTH JAZZ & MORE - Michael James
"J.J.’s guitar playing style will remind you of Lee Ritenour. He's a future star in the world of smooth jazz music."
SMOOTH JAZZ THERAPY - Denis Poole
"JJ Sansaverino is serving up a heady and atmospheric mix of soulful smooth jazz that is as good as anything I have heard all year."
FULVUE DRIVE-IN - Nicholas Sheffo,
"We always are wondering where all the talented musicians are. We know many of them are backing name acts and J.J. Sansaverino is on that list."
JAZZ REVIEW - Karl Stober
"Upbeat and hot in feel, daring and adventurous in style. The best way to describe what JJ has done is to say “job well done.”