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New Jersey-based frontman, singer, & harmonica player Rob Paparozzi has been a blues performer since 1967. But Rob is far from being strictly a blues musician. In fact, he's at home playing a wide range of music, ranging from rock to blues to jazz to pop. This versatility is reflected in the long and remarkably diverse list of major artists Rob has worked with, including B.B.King, Dr. John, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Carole King, Roberta Flack, Culture Club, Cyndi Lauper, Randy Newman, Jimmy McGriff, and James Galway.

Rob has toured the world with the “Original Blues Brothers Band”, featuring guitar legend Steve Cropper and special guest Eddie Floyd and also as Frontman-Lead Singer for the Legendary "Blood Sweat and Tears"

Rob’s own band The Hudson River Rats features Ed Alstrom, John Korba, Chris Eminizer, Bernard Purdie, George Naha and Bailey Gee. The shows are Local in NY-NJ as well as International, Europe & Asia. In 2008 Rob worked on his debut CD which features many varied styles and “special guests”. In 2009 the CD has been getting lots of airplay worldwide and terrific acclaim in the press. Special thanks to Bob Putignano, Gary Walker, Michael Bourne and Rich Skelly for having Rob on their radio shows in 2009 WBGO, WFDU, WRSU and Roxy Perry on KCOR

More Reviews and Press releases!


“Please take the time to listen to Rob’s new album. I’m positive you will be amazed if you have not heard him before.”

--Steve Cropper (Booker T. & the MGs, original Blues Brothers Band)

“Rob’s CD sounds amazing and his performances are over-the-top killing!”

--Will Lee (David Letterman, Fab Faux)

Frank-John Hadley

Writer:Downbeat,Grove Press writes:


Native New Yorker Rob Paparozzi is a special artist who sings and plays harmonica with just the right blend of verve and empathy on his first feature album Etruscan Soul—now available on the Honeydripper Records label. The front man with the legendary, globetrotting, Blood, Sweat & Tears and the popular Tri-State area Hudson River Rats is joined on this swinging and intelligent rock-blues-soul-jazz-r&b release by world-class talent. The supporting vocalists are the one-and-only Phoebe Snow, Vanesse Thomas, and Antonique Smith. Among the stellar sideman are guitarists Leo Nocentelli (from the Meters), Chuck Rainey, Hugh McCracken, and George Naha; bassists Harvey Brooks and Will Lee; keyboardists John Korba and Ed Alstrom; and drummers Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Chris Parker, and Shawn Pelton. Paparozzi says in the liner notes that these “skilled musicians help me paint the muse deep inside my ‘Etruscan Soul’.” It’s way more than a snappy album title. The phrase is defined throughout the 15 songs of the recording by the depth and clarity of the man’s singing and his harmonica playing. The special you-know-it-when-you-hear-it spirit—yes, Etruscan Soul—that motors Paparozzi’s music traces back many centuries to his family’s origins in ancient Etruria, the west-central Italian country whose great civilization was eclipsed by Rome in the third century B. C. Talk about good genes. Combining soulfulness and musical imagination, Paparozzi exhibits a natural ability to personalize songs that rate among his all-time favorites. He has chosen carefully from the treasure-troves of classic pop, rock, blues-rock, and jazz: the Beatles’ “Ticket To Ride,” Cream’s “Strange Brew,” Stephen Stills’ “Love the One You’re With,” Randy Newman’s “I Think It’s Going To Rain Today,” Sting’s “She’s Too Good for Me,” Steely Dan’s “Peg,” and Elton John & Bernie Taupin’s “Border Song.” The man knows his way around top-grade blues and r&b songbooks too, revamping in his distinctive way Delbert McClinton’s “Monkey Around,” Keb’ Mo’’s “Keep It Simple,” Allen Toussaint’s “I’m Gone,” Little Willie John’s “Let Them Talk,” Arthur Adams’s “Love and Peace” (covered years back by Quincy Jones, the Jazz Crusaders, etc.) and the standard “Peg O’ My Heart.” There’s also a fresh, inventive arrangement of the Quincy Jones film soundtrack number that Ray Charles interpreted so stirringly, “In the Heat of the Night,” plus the jazz chestnut “Body and Soul.”

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Fall 2014

Rob pays Tribute to:

Van Morrison


with Pat Guadagno, John Korba and more..
WED Nov 26th at The Pollack Theatre

in Long Branch, NJ


"A Marvelous Night"

Marvelous Nite tix here



Click: Read our Excellent Review from the Fest in Norwegian!

* The Paparozzi-Keyes Trio" are available to available perform at your FESTIVAL around the globe!

email here for Bookings...

Rob's Shows
"at a glance"

(see reverbnation sched below for FULL details)

Rob will head to MOSCOW This Oct 18th with

THE ORIGINAL BLUES BROTHERS BAND in Russia!

10/03 Rob's Duo Mcloone's Hoboken NJ
10/05 Rob & Purdie band Westport Arts, CT
10/10 Rob Solo Nauvoo Grill, Fair Haven NJ
10/18 Rob in Moscow with Blues Bros!
10/24 Rob & D.Keyes Barnacle Bill Rumson NJ
10/26 Rob @ Falcon Brunch Marlboro, NY
11/01 Rob @Green Parrot Key West, FL
11/07 Duo Nauvoo Grill, Fair Haven NJ
11/14 Rob Duo @ Vintage Ital Ros Pk NJ
11/21 Rob's Trio Barnacle Bill Rumson NJ
11/26 w/ VAN MORRISON Trib Long Branch NJ


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ELECTRIC BUTTER!


ELECTRIC BUTTER - Rob Paparozzi and The Ed Palermo Big Band (A Tribute to Paul Butterfield and Michael Bloomfield)

In the ever-vibrant history of American Music, there are seismic shifts in those proceedings that really do turn the world around. And one of those joyous occasions was when two young men in Chicago collided in their love for electric urban blues. Paul Butterfield and Michael Bloomfield were born to spark off each other, and when they did in the mid-'60s, both blues and rock & roll have never been the same. Butterfield, a singer and harp player of absolutely devastating power, showed the world what was possible for that music. On his side guitarist Bloomfield lit much of the fire to their early collaborations, and became a guitar hero who will never be equaled. Each went on to write and record songs of such force and feeling that even today those accomplishments are still a shining beacon. Today, in his own way, singer-harp player Rob Paparozzi along with the Ed Palermo Big Band take up right where Paul Butterfield and Michael Bloomfield left off in their much too early exits from the planet. With a voice straight from the celestial gutter and a harp style that takes no prisoners, Paparozzi looks the soul of Butterfield and Bloomfield in the eye and doesn't flinch an inch. "Electric Butter" is the kind of album that hits the monkey nerve from note one and keeps climbing higher and higher from there. While Rob and Ed may have gone to school on the work of the two earlier pioneers, they walk in their light and not in their shadow. Their burning band take some of the most moving songs from the Butterfield and Bloomfield treasure chest and explode them?in a way not soon forgotten.

-Bill Bentley Senior Director/A&R, Vanguard Records and Co-Producer of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Elektra Years

"Rob Jamming with Les Paul in NYC"


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Rob & Ed Palermo's

ELECTRIC BUTTER

CD is here!...
,

Order Now
on Paypal below

with Special Guests:

Steve Cropper

Jimmy Vivino

Harvey Brooks

Mark Naftalin

To book ELECTRIC BUTTER email Rob at Chromboy@earthlink.net for details on the project, click on our EPK link belowunder the SONICBIDS logo

Click here to Buy


The Making of "DRIFTIN' BLUES"


Produced by Steve Jankowski
Ed Palermo and Rob Paparozzi
MIXED by Steve Jankowski Recorded at:

Jankland Recording
Click Here for Jankland !

our ELECTRIC BUTTER EPK


at Sonicbids, book them here:



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Watch out for the NEW GROOVE WORKSHOP this Spring! with Rob & Bernard playing various Steely Dan Grooves and much more in this HOUR plus Video!

Visit us at My Music Masterclass

- you can Rent (Stream for 5 Days)

- or Purchase (Download)



Click Here for "Paparozzi-Purdie" online Videos

Study Harmonica and Groove with:

Rob Paparozzi and Bernard Purdie


Rob's Masterclass is now available online in a very informative III part Video series, all my trade secrets are here and so much more in: Rob's HARMONICA MASTERCLASS...

Rob @ THE FALCON Brunch

in Marlboro, NY with Pete Levin, John Tropea and Lee Finkelstein

Sun Oct 26th 2014 (10am-2pm)

Click Here for FALCON website

1348 9W Marlboro, NY (Corner of Dock Rd) Telephone: (845) 236-7970











Montage Pics of The Paparozzi-Keyes Trio from Nidaros Fest 2014



Rob with Randy Newman at The Kennedy Center



Rob's Famous "Take it Off" AD for SCOTCH BLUE Tape



Rob with BS&T and Arturo Sandoval at Berklee College



Rob on Letterman backing GEORGE JONES



Rob with Dolly Parton on Conan O'Brien Late Night





Rob's on Camera I'M FOUR NY commercial from the 90's


Click here to goto Rob's YOUTUBE Channel for ALL of cool Videos of Rob's Songs!


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