J.J. Pattishall is the next generation in a lineage of accomplished musicians and music educators firmly rooted in cultural tradition and creative innovation. Born into a musical household, his talents were cultivated from an early age, growing up surrounded by some of the most skilled musicians and entertainers in the southeast region-many of them close friends and family members. As a result, J.J.'s sound is reflective of a diverse range of influences: Ray Charles to Trombone Shorty; Billie Holiday to Bob Marley; Lenny Kravitz to Johnny Cash.
Today, as a sought after guitarist, vocalist, and instructor, grounded in jazz and roots traditions, J.J. is quickly making a name for himself as both a solo artist and stellar session player. His guitar playing is at once raw and refined; earthy and soulful with a deep sense of groove. His down-home sensibility paired with a global point of view, give him the unique ability to connect with diverse audiences from all walks of life. With a profound reverence for
roots, culture, and community, J.J. is a dynamic artist on the rise.