J. J. Wright
J.J. Wright's style cannot be easily categorized. Trained as a jazz improviser at the New School for Jazz in NYC, he's also passionate about sacred music. Palestrina and Bach vie with Monk and Cannonball Adderley as just a few of his harmonic and melodic inspirations. While with the U.S. Naval Academy Band, Wright performed for the President—as well as several other high-profile diplomatic gigs—and with the Caribbean Jazz Project: Afro Bop Alliance, recording and performing with vibraphonist Dave Samuels. The album was nominated for a GRAMMY for 'Best Latin Jazz Album' and won the Latin GRAMMY in the same category. In addition to Mr. Samuels, J.J. has had the privilege of performing with Billy Hart, Ike Sturm, Nate Wood, Chris Cheek, Zach Harmon, Mark Ferber, Matt Ulery, and Delfeayo Marsalis.
J. J. Wright has been a guest on 1 episode.
Episode 38: J. J. Wright
October 31st, 2019 | 23 mins 48 secs
jazz, music, prayer
J. J. Wright is the director of the Notre Dame Folk Choir and the composer of "Vespers for the Immaculate Conception," the follow-up to his bestselling album "O Emmanuel," which topped the Billboard Classical chart for 8 weeks upon its debut in 2016.