NOVEMBER 18: Joey Sommerville & Papa J SEZ presents Papa J's Funky Friday
Join trumpeter Joey Sommerville & Papa J SEZ this Friday, November 18 for Papa J's Funky Friday at 8:30pm at Wild Heaven Beer Brewery & Gardens in historic West End Atlanta.
Joining Sommerville for the evening is Dante Harmon and Rev. Jeff Mosier.
Joey Sommerville aka Papa J’s musical essence lies in the Baptist church. “When I was a teenager, I would judge the caliber of my playing by the number of people in the congregation who ‘got happy.’ If you aren’t touching the listener’s soul, then you aren’t playing real music. Soul communication is the key." Fast forward to today, when as the band leader of Papa J Sez, he crafts a unique mélange of new millennium jazz with funk, gospel and blues influences with infectious pop sensibilities. It’s this intoxicating brew coupled with his humor, warmth and showmanship that drives crowds crazy, creating a flourishing, almost cult-like following. And rightly so.
Wild Heaven Beer Brewery & Gardens is located at 1010 White Street SW right off of the Atlanta Beltline - Eastside Trail. More information is available at (404) 254-2232.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
Watch a sneak peek below: