Sedona News (July 1) A laid back New York City supper club ambiance and décor; a state-of-the-arts sound system; professional lighting; a selection of fine wines and cocktails; and first-class cuisine combine to create the perfect night out at Sound Bites Grill on Saturday, July 10 from 7 to 9 p.m., featuring Jazz luminary and recording artist JJ Sansavorino.
JJ, with a Billboard #1 smash hit under his belt titled “Style & Elegance” and numerous highly acclaimed albums and singles recorded during his meteoric rise in the music world, brings to the table an act every Reggae, Jazz and R&B aficionado can groove to and revel within.
His masterful guitar playing, and his creative prowess mesmerize audiences and set the mood for a night of grooving, finger snapping and dancing.
Funk, Jazz, R&B, mellow and bluesy tunes, JJ masters them all with his unique style and soulful delivery.
Presently, as he tours the country promoting his new album “Cocktails & Jazz,” he has made Sedona a stop along the way to national recognition and a top-selling CD.
Sound Bites Grill could not be prouder hosting this nationally renowned performing artist.
JJ is a Berklee School of Music graduate, having 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.
He even performed for Sir Paul McCartney’s wedding in 2002, an accomplishment every musician worth his or her salt would give anything to experience.
During his career he has earned numerous accolades, reviewed by:
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.”
SMOOTHJAZZTHERAPY – 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’.
Don’t miss JJ Sansavorino performing July 10 in the Sound Bites Grill Celebrity Room. Enjoy a night of great music, libations, camaraderie and fine fare. Catch a rising star up-close-and personal.
This show is a ticketed affair and tickets can be purchased by visiting SoundBitesGrill.com. Please act now while tickets are still available.
Sound Bites Grill is located at 101 North S.R. 89A, Sedona AZ 86336.
Please call 928-282-2713 for more information.