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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Jerry Martini, aka Papa J is the original founder of Sly & the Family Stone; calling upon Sly Stone to become the leader of the first inter-racial, multi-gender major American Band. He has also performed with countless luminaries including Mike Bloomfield, Carlos Santana, Rolling Stone Bill Wymann, Robert Cray, Willie Lomax, Prince, Graham Central Station, and Van Morrison. He is avid in horn arrangements as well as song writing including "One With the Sun" on Santanas "Barbaletta album among others. Through the millenial New Years, he, along with Cynthia Robinson and Larry Graham, played with Prince on his 1999/2000 New Year’s Pay Per View special "Rave Un2 2000" capping "The Jam of the Year" tour taking them worldwide through Europe and The US to over 50 stops. More Recently he has been seen on the 2006 Grammy Awards with a cast of all stars in their tribute to Sly & The Family Stone.  In 1993 Jerry, along with the other original members of Sly and the Family Stone,  earned the prestigious honor of being inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Jerry is currently living in California and touring with The Family Stone Band.

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