who is bobby j

Bobby J was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, educated in public schools, and attended Southern University and studied music under the tutelage of renown saxophonist Kidd Jordan. His parents were gospel singers, and thereby had a direct influence on Bobby's desire to pursue a music career. 

After years of performances with top local bands and travels with the Louisiana Purchase Band throughout the U.S. and Canada, Bobby birthed the idea of an old school band that could meet the musical needs of diverse audiences. Thus, by 1990, his idea materialized: first, Bobby J and Company, then later renamed Bobby J & Stuff Like That Band. He garnered popularity in the community and expanded his global base by providing high-end entertainment for corporations like Coca Cola, BET Network, House of Blues, American Gas Association, and countless others. Bobby J serviced family, social, and fundraising events. In concert, he performed before, after or alongside acclaimed artists Ali Ollie Woodson, Ashford and Simpson, Kool & the Gang, Usher, Pieces of a Dream, the Pointer Sisters, Gladys Knight, Billy Preston, Peabo Bryson, Frankie Beverly & Maze,  Air Supply, and Larry Graham, to name a few. 

His one performance (as an independent artist) in the Paddock area for the 2005 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival proved his ability to take control. Contrary to what the stormy weather from a threatening hurricane may have dictated, Bobby J & Stuff Like That Band stepped up to the expectations of Quint Davis (Jazz Fest producer who requested Bobby's services), and drew an audience to capacity in just a few minutes. The revelers gathered to the sounds of the rhythmic beats, harmonic vocals, and blazing horns. And the party began.

Currently, Bobby J is recognized as one of the most diverse, dynamic and elite entertainers across America, servicing communities of folk that care about music. He is an unrivaled leader in the music industry with recognition in UK Brides Magazine, Offbeat Magazine (rear cover), the New Orleans Advocate, Notes on New OrleansBIZ New Orleans, and Fundera Ledger. For his contribution and dedication to gospel music, he is a 2001 recipient of the Gospel is Alive Award presented by the Jazz Foundation of America. In 2014, he was nominated then selected to participate in the Small Business Revolution of America Video Documentary Series (Deluxe Corporation and Flow Non-fiction Films), once again garnering national recognition.

Listen to an ultimate display of his vocal talent on commercial re-make recordings Every Time You Go AwayAin't No Woman Like My Baby, and Baby Come Back with former band Louisiana Purchase