A winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Award, Sean Sullivan's latest CD, "READY", is a zesty gumbo of jazz, blues, and folksy originals that will satisfy any soul food palate. A southern-born native New Yorker, Sean has performed at the Newport Jazz Festival at Saratoga, the Mellon Jazz Fest, Time Warner American Music Fest, Birdland, Iridium, and the premier of Netaid at the United Nations.
He has taught vocal jazz at the NYU School of Music, JazzMobile, and the Vermont Jazz Center. Formal training includes jazz studies at Berklee College of Music, the New England Conservatory, the New School, and a BA in English Literature from Wesleyan University. "READY", features the grits and gravy sound of jazz great David "Fathead" Newman - tenor sax and flute, Adam Rafferty -guitars, Jon Davis - piano, Mark Johnson - drums & tabla, Billy Johnson - bass, and of course, Sean Sullivan on vocals and acoustic guitar. Personnel includes: Sean Sullivan (guitar); David "Fathead" Newman (saxophone); Adam Rafferty.