Master harmonica player and vocalist/frontman for the Blues Brothers Band
leads an all-star quartet jammin' on jazz 'n blues.


Live @ The Falcon 12/28/14  Click on it to watch  (Turn your sound up!!)

The Band

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, does local shows in New York’s tri-state region as well as Europe & Asia.

John Tropea is one of the most admired and highly regarded guitar players of his generation. His playing shows a vast knowledge and respect for the tradition of the instrument as well as an original style that continues to define the guitar. John has written for and played with major recording artists , including Deodato, Laura Nyro, Harry Chapin, Paul Simon, Alice Cooper, Eric Clapton and Dr. John. He is also a composer, arranger, and producer whose work is ably demonstrated by his personal projects. Moving to New York in 1967, Tropea quickly became one of the most sought after session players Tropea wrote and produced three critically acclaimed solo albumsa; “Tropea” in 1975, followed by “Short Trip to Space” and “To Touch You Again.”

In a career spanning over twenty five years, Lee Finkelstein has built up a reputation as one of the funkiest and most versatile drummers in New York City. Lee currently tours the world with The Original Blues Brothers Band and has played with artists as diverse as Tower of Power, Ben E. King, Donna Summer, and Bill Cosby. Along with "driving the bus" and co-founding Funk Filharmonik.  While Lee was the studio drummer for The Cosby Show(80's) he recorded with and backed up Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Nancy Wilson, Grover Washington Jr, Eric Gale, The Oregon Symphony Orchestra & Randy Brecker.  Lee has also performed, recorded, and/or toured with artists including Isaac Hayes, Eddie Floyd, Bette Midler, Blood Sweat & Tears, Johnny Winter, Steve Cropper, Saturday Night Live, Joey Ramone and Southside Johhny,

In a diverse music career spanning several decades, keyboardist/arranger Pete has performed and recorded with hundreds of Jazz and Pop artists - including Paul Simon, Annie Lennox, Miles Davis, David Sanborn, Lenny White, Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius, Robbie Robertson and John Scofield - receiving critical accolades for his work during a 15 year association with the legendary Gil Evans, and his 8 year stint with jazz icon Jimmy Giuffre.  In 1990 he released his first solo album, “Party in the Basement,” for Gramavision, followed by “A Solitary Man” and “Masters In This Hall” in 1991.  Following four CDs for Alternate Mode Productions during the '90s, Pete returns to the cutting edge as a band leader with “Deacon Blues,” while also returning to his first love, the Hammond Organ, followed by 2 solo CDs in organ-trio format, "Certified Organic" and "Jump!"




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