The JPs put a jazz infused island twist on
acoustic music! Made up of JOHN PATTI on steel
drums and JIMI PAPPAS on guitar, the Florida
based duo bring a smooth, exciting and
captivating sound that is anything but typical!
Incorporating jazz, R&B, classic rock, folk and
island music, these award-winning
multi-instrumentalists have brought their
tropically infused singer songwriter music to
hundreds of stages all over the world and leave
fans craving more!
The JPsʼ popularity has grown across the nation
for their unique take on popular music,
showcasing the steel pan and bringing it to the
forefront of musical entertainment. John's
expressively smooth sound elevates the steel pan
from its perceived impression as just an island
instrument to one of versatility across many
musical genres. Jimiʼs soulful vocals and
expressive guitar playing are influenced by the
70ʼs singer songwriter movement, particularly
James Taylor, and can be heard throughout his
compelling original works.
Between the two artists, their credentials
include performances with many of the members of
Jimmy Buffettʼs Coral Reefer Band, Jerry Jeff
Walker, Chubby Checker, Les Paul and many more!
John and Jimiʼs individual and collaborated
studio recordings can be heard regularly on
Sirius XM's Radio Margaritaville.