Brian J is an artist who defies description because he’s gifted at so many aspects of artistry in music. He was recently nominated for a Grammy for his roll as producer and musician on Cedric Burnside’s hill country blues album Benton County Relic. Brian J has released five albums and played around the world with his funk band Pimps Of Joytime. Most recently he has launched a guitar drenched world funk project called Gitkin. The debut album Five Star Mote lreceived great reviews and solid streaming numbers. Brian J is an artist with superhero powers—he has the ability to be a one-man-band in the studio, and an inspired band leader on stage, playing his guitar with swagger and style, and soulfully singing with powerful baritone and falsetto voices. When you hear the music that Brian J creates, it’s

immediately understandable that he chooses to split his time between Brooklyn and New Orleans, because he so easily creates a gumbo that seamlessly draws from blues, soul, Latin, funk, and African styles.