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Johnny Capers Jr. Vocalist, Trumpet, Songwriter, & Music Arranger
The Bronx native's musical career as a trumpeter began at age 14 performing with the Capers Quartet, recording several records with Roulette & V.J. Records. as time moved on so did Johnny's career he found himself branching out as a Trumpeter, Vocalist. & Band leader , which led him to some very prestigious Jobs
Johnny's band performed for the Inauguration of President Nixon, Working the stage with many acts:i.e., Red Fox, Duke Ellington, Guy Lombardo, Sarah Vaughn, and appeared with many top acts, Traveling the United States, Europe & the Caribbean, Performing at Venues such as Village Vanguard, The Blue Note, Palladium N.Y.C., Lighthouse & Apollo Theatre, Stardust, Rivera, Caesar's Palace, Dunes, Sands, & Atlantic City's Trump Castle, TV appearances include Merv Griffin, Maury Povich, Della Reese & William B. Williams show of Radio fame.
Johnny Caper's Jr. is constantly developing , further refining his approach to encompass a clear view on 21st Century jazz. Johnny comments: Being influenced by some of the Greatest trumpeters of all time Dizzy Gillespe, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis , Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard,Maynard Ferguson, Chet Baker & Arturo Sandoval and I do give big props to our trumpet players of today such as Wynton Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, Scott Christan and the list goes on . I call it the the keep a open mind approach This allows me to keep current with today's ever changing music industry without losing the teachings of the greats!!
The Good Life: a Slick, approach to some of the more well known jazz standards. which Showcase's Johnny Capers Jr. as a fine trumpeter, a Swinging, Soulful vocalist of today's Jazz world..