Rob Paparozzi, The Blues Brothers, and Harmonica History
Rob Paparozzi is a virtuoso of the harmonica, and played a box full of harps — different sizes, different keys — when he came to WBGO for a talk on Michael Bourne’s Blues Break. He’ll be the featured soloist on May 11 when the New York Philharmonic performs Henry Mancini’s score to Breakfast at Tiffany’s, along with a screening of the film.
Paparozzi recently played in the City Center Encores revival of Roger Miller’s musical Big River: Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He’s also performing with a reunited Blues Brothers band.
While speaking with Bourne, he premiered tracks from the Blues Brother's upcoming new album. And this Sunday, he and his quartet will play music all across the spectrum for two shows (11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.) at Dorthaan’s Place at NJPAC.