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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

Vespers for the Immaculate Conception

Label: Ignatius Press
Released: 2019
Track listing: 1. Invitatory 2. Salve Regina - Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1674) 3. Antiphon I/Psalm 113 4. Covered Me 5. He 6. Intercessions 7. Our Father 8. Hail Mary 9. Magnificat - Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704) 10. Collect 11. Final Blessing

Vespers for the Feast of the Transfiguration

Label: Transfiguration Vespers
Released: 2017

O Emmanuel

Label: Dynamic Catholic
Released: 2016

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

J.J. Wright: Inward Looking Outward

Read "Inward Looking Outward" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Pianist J.J. Wright has catholic tastes in more ways than one. He's the Director of Music at Sacred Heart Parish, the crypt church beneath the University of Notre Dame's Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and his musical interests range far and wide; Wright's inspired and influenced by everything from the music of J.S. Bach to the ...


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