James PJ Spraggins II Drummer/Composer/Producer James Spraggins II, affectionately known as PJ, developed a love for music at an early age while growing up in Bessemer, Alabama. Like many musicians from the South, PJ formed his musical roots in the church. From the time he began junior high until his senior year in high school, PJ participated the school band program. After graduating from high school PJ received a music scholarship to Alabama State University where he participated in Marching Band, Pep Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band and percussion ensemble. After graduating, PJ made his home in Birmingham where he currently lives with his wife. During his professional career, PJ has had many opportunities to perform with numerous artists playing different styles of music. Those artists include Randy Owen (Alabama), Byron Cage, Dorenda Clark (The Clark Sisters), Ronnie Laws, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Ike Stubblefield, Eric Essix, Joey Summerville, Melvin Miller, Tekneek, William Green (Magic Dream), Toni Redd, Katrina Willis, Kelley Oneal, and Maria Howell among others. Currently PJ is holding down the drum throne for neo soul artist, Donnie. Studio Credits include: 1. Tekneek (Joyride)--drums, programming, song writing 2. Eric Essix (Abid With Me)--drums 3. William Green (Green Valley)--drums 4. It's All About Him Ministries (Come Let Us Adore Him)--drums 5. James PJ Spraggins (The Light of Day)--drums, programming, keys PJ continues to make his mark on the national music scene. He is currently performing with many of the artists mentioned above. PJ has just released his debut jazz album entitled 'The Light of Day'. The new album features music written, produced and mostly performed by PJ. Stay tuned.....the best is yet to come!
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Thanks for checking in on me...Momma's need that. All is well just a little busy keeping up with "All the JAZZ". Went to see Rachelle Ferrell last night and I am going to see her again on Sunday (different venue) " ya know it be's like dat som time" Momma's have Carte Blanche to some people, places and things : - ) Stay in Touch. God Bless "Momma D"
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.
Grady Tate began his jazz career as a much-celebrated drummer, backing such icons as Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones. Tate has since traded in his skins for a microphone at center stage, where he delivers smooth and soulful baritone vocals. With pianist John di Martino, Tate sings "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "Where Do You Start."
He was a soulful reedman, an amazing talent scout for decades and a bandleader of one of the country's most popular acts. Born in 1913, Herman led "Thundering Herds" that were both big draws and well-respected by the likes of Igor Stravinsky. Here are five recordings which still sound fresh today.