Women in Jazz co-featured Joey “Papa J” Sommerville along with Kyle Turner, Michael Ward and Pamela Hart on Saturday, September 4, 2016 at the One World Theatre, Austin, TX.
Trumpeter Joey “Papa J” Sommerville’s unique style of new millennium blues with jazz, funk, and gospel inﬂuences, is delivered with infectious pop sensibilities. It’s this, coupled with his humor, warmth and showmanship that drives the crowd crazy, creating an almost cult-like following of fans. His latest album, the ironically titled “Overnight Sensation” has received excellent reviews including a ringing endorsement from USA Today. The album continues to ride the top of the jazz radio charts. It features Joey along with notable guests, Jeff Lorber, Jeff Bradshaw, Elan Trotman and jazz guitar icon, Earl Klugh.