Trumpeter/vocalist/composer Johnny Souza is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music where he majored in music performance and studied with instructors including John LaPorta, Wes Hensel and Mike Metheny. His CD Meet Me in the City captures the essence and spirit of Boston, including both original compositions and jazz standards.
"I attended Berklee College of Music in the late seventies and immediately fell in love with the city which is so rich in character, history and culture!" says Johnny about Boston. "I have performed at almost every venue in Boston, and I have loved every minute of it!"
Johnny led his own popular, commercial dance band performing throughout the 80's at nightclubs and events up and down the east coast. Johnny now performs jazz exclusively and has two recordings as leader to his credit. Comprised of jazz standards along with Johnny's original compositions, these recordings have received a high level of airplay on jazz radio across the country.
"Johnny's voice is easy and smooth, with a distinctive, creative bent and a light vibrato like John Pizzarelli." - Fred Bouchard - Downbeat Magazine
"Johnny Souza's trumpet is superb, clean cut - his doubles and triples are as sharp as the air they ride. Johnny's flugelhorn smiles widely. And Johnny sings 'madly' - as Ellington might say." - Peter Deveber - Author, Contributor New England Jazz Alliance