Name: Rob Paparozzi

Country: USA

SPAH 2009 ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Official Website: http://www.myspace.com/hudsonriverrats

Instruments Of Choice:

  • 10 Hole

  • Chromatic

New York-based frontman, singer, & harmonica player Rob Paparozzi has been a performer since 1967, 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, Dolly Parton, George Jones, Jimmy McGriff, and James Galway. Most recently, Rob has toured the world with the Original Blues Brothers Band, featuring guitar legend Steve Cropper and presently is Lead Singer with Blood Sweat and Tear. Rob's Broadway, movie, and television credits are also extensive, including:

shows Big River and The Will Rogers Follies; films Flirting With Disaster and Ride; TV programs the Bill Cosby Show and the David Letterman Show; and  numerous commercials. The latter have included jingles for KFC, Pizza Hut, Maxwell House, Wendy's, Lincoln Mercury, Stouffers, Dodge, Ford, Coke, Pepsi, Dominos, Tylenol, etc. The bottom line is, even if you haven't heard of Rob Paparozzi before, you've probably heard--and enjoyed--his work!

Rob is the recipient of the SPAH 2009 Bernie Bray ‘Player of the Year’ award and his newest CD “Etruscan Soul” has been submitted for a Grammy Nomination in two NARAS categories
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"After 40 years of playing professionally, I can finally say I have found a
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working player so that together we can develop instruments which allow us
to play "what we hear".