Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, R&B Foundation "Pioneer Award" Winner.
Jerry Martini, aka Papa J is the original founder of Sly & the Family Stone. Calling upon Sly Stone to become the leader of the first inter-racial, multi-gender major American Band. He has also performed with countless luminaries including Mike Bloomfield, Carlos Santana, Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, Robert Cray, Willie Lomax, Prince, Graham Central Station, and Van Morrison. He is avid in horn arrangements as well as song writing including "One With the Sun" on Santana's "Barbaletta album among others. Through the millennial New Year, he, along with Cynthia Robinson and Larry Graham, played with Prince on his 1999/2000 New Year's Pay Per View special "Rave Un2 2000". Capping "The Jam of the Year" tour taking them worldwide through Europe and the US to over 50 stops. More recently, he has been seen on the 2006 Grammy Awards with a cast of All Stars in their tribute to Sly & The Family Stone.
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