Johnny Souza
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Johnny Souza

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"Ryle's Jazz Club"

"Souza launched his opening set with the Alan Jay Lerner/Frederick Loewe staple "On the Street Where You Live," backed by his usual collaborators, the Ray Santisi Trio. He sang and scatted in his pleasant tenor, then blew a lovely muted trumpet solo that was reminiscent of Miles Davis's "Birth of the Cool" days.

Santisi and Barry Smith followed with piano and bass solos, respectively, and drummer Gene Roma propelled everyone along with his brushes.

A Souza original, "Big Dig Blues," came next and proved a high point of the set. Guest alto saxophonist Greg Abate joined Souza for a run-through of the tune's Horace Silver-ish hard bop theme, which led to a dazzling unmuted solo by Souza".
- Boston Globe

"Jazz Radio"

"Johnny Souza's "Meet Me in the City" is one of the best I've received. Johnny's voice is smooth and flows with the lyric. His trumpet playing is equally adroit. I'm happy to have "Meet Me in the City" in my collection."

Alan Rock
Morning Host

- WUCF-FM, Orlando


"Johnny has helped put modern-day Plymouth on the artistic map. Johnny Souza’s name has been synonymous with high-end contemporary jazz. His vocals sooth, his trumpet thrills, and his band smokes."

Scott C. Smith
Managing Editor
- GateHouse Media


Meet Me in the City - Johnny Souza - Released 2004
Features: Johnny Souza/trumpet & vocals, Greg Abate/saxophone & flute, Ray Santisi/piano, Barry Smith/bass & Gene Roma/drums.

My Shining Hour - Johnny Souza - Released 2000
Features: Johnny Souza/trumpet & vocals, Dick Johnson/saxophone & flute, Jeff Williams/piano, Shaun England/guitar, Steve Skop/bass & Gary Johnson/drums.

1620 Jazz Records



Trumpeter/Vocalist/Composer Johnny Souza is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music where he majored in music performance and studied with instructors including: John LaPorta, Wes Hensel and Mike Metheny. Johnny performs at jazz venues throughout the Northeast. His shows are comprised of a classic standard repertoire similar to the styles of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darrin, Harry Connick Jr, Louis Armstrong and Chet Baker. Johnny has released two CD's comprised of jazz standards along with Johnny's original compositions.These recordings have received a high level of airplay on jazz radio across the country. Johnny's CD and downloads are available on Amazon.Com and Apple iTunes among other sources. Johnny also writes a monthly jazz column which is published in a number of newspapers in eastern Massachusetts.