Johnny Souza

Johnny Souza

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Johnny Souza is one of the most in-demand performers on the jazz scene today. Johnny along with either his quarter or quintet performs at concerts, nightclubs, corporate and special events providing you with the finest entertainment available.

Biography

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.

Discography

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

Set List

Repertoire includes Classic/Mainstream Jazz, Modern Jazz and/or Bebop.

Specializing in "The Great American Songbook" with jazz interpretations of songs by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington and others.