AJ Pappas played with New York Blues Artist, Popa Chubby (Provogue records) for the past seven years. He recorded four albums, one DVD, and appeared on two other albums produced by Popa.
He has done extensive touring in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and South America averaging 180 shows per year. AJ has also been on some of the biggest TV and radio channels Europe has to offer including, France 2, Direct 8, Rockpalast, and RTL. Some of the major festivals AJ has been part of are: Memphis in May, Bospop, The Nice Jazz Festival, and The San Sebastian Jazz Festival.
Prior to joining forces with Popa Chubby, AJ played with independent rock band, eve to adam. (3for5 entertainment). They released two albums under Caroline/Shelter Distribution and toured the all over US. They were fortunate to have played the world famous CBGB’s before it was torn down which led to opening for major bands like Tesla, Geoff Tate, and Type O Negative.
AJ got his start in music education in Hollywood, CA where he attended Musician’s Institute. He graduated as “Outstanding Student” and went on to be a teacher’s assistant and Hard Rock Live Playing Workshop instructor the following year.
For the past twelve years, AJ has maintained a steady roster of private students in his off time. Since moving back to the New England area he is now focusing on teaching full time.This fall he will be playing bass at Harvard’s American Repertory Theater production of, “The Lily’s Revenge.