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