Guitarist JJ Sansaverino is an outstanding performer who has a “take no prisoners” performance attitude. His musical style is a mix of Smooth Jazz, R&B, World Music, and Fusion, “a la Santana meets Benson.” He has reached millions with his music, touring the world for the past 25 years. He has worked with the best in the business in a wide range of idioms, including live and in the studio appearing on hundreds of recordings.
JJ Sansaverino has appeared or recorded with artists such as George Clinton, Kelly Price, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Mary Mary, Super Cat, Shabba Ranks, Monty Alexander, the Jungle Brothers, and the Marley family. He's recorded TV jingles for numerous clients including Mercedes Benz, 1-800-Flowers, and Citibank. JJ eventually settled in as lead guitarist for Maxi Priest in 2000, immediately embarking on the first of several world tours. In 2002 JJ had the prestigious honor of performing at Sir Paul McCartney’s wedding to Heather Mills. He became a regular on NBC’s Today show, in addition to performances on Good Morning America and other popular morning shows. He also performed at several notable venues, such as Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, The Beacon Theater, and The Kennedy Center for President Bush in Washington D.C.
In 2005, JJ teamed up with powerhouse producers Alex Valenti (NYC) and Zé Luis Oliveira (Rio de Janeiro) to form ALZEJO Music. By fusing urban beats and Brazilian flavor with fresh horn arrangements and JJ’s unique guitar style, his debut CD Sunshine After Midnight was created. Featuring many of NYC’s finest musicians, Sunshine AfterMidnight presents a diverse showcase of all original music with a radio-friendly and street-savvy sound. JJ quickly starting performing his new music and selling out the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club numerous times.
JJ continues to perform worldwide with reggae legends Maxi Priest and Shaggy, while simultaneously touring with his own band. His new as-yet untitled CD is due out in late 2016 or some time in 2017 and it's expected to be a showcase of diverse new music with an array of guest appearances.
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