Johnny Capers Jr. (also known as Jonathan Capree on hit record “Gonna Build Me a Mountain (Way Up High)”), is a vocalist, trumpeter, songwriter, and music arranger.
The Bronx native’s music career as a trumpteter began at age 14 performing with the Capers Quartet, recording several records with Roulette & Vee Jay Records. As time moved on, so did Johnny’s career. He found himself branching out as a trumpeter, vocalist, and band leader, which led him to some very prestigous jobs.
Johnny’s band performed for the Inauguration of President Nixon, working the stage with many acts including: Red Fox, Duke Ellington, Guy Lombardo, and Sarah Vaughan. He appeared with many top acts, traveling the United States, Europe, & the Caribbean, performing at venues such as Village Vanguard, The blue Note, Palladium N.Y.C., Lighthouse & Appolo Theater, Stardust, Riviera, Caesar’s Palace, Dunes, Sands, & Atlantic City’s Trump Castle. TV appearances include: Merv Griffin, Maury Povich, Della Reese & William B. Williams show of Radio fame.
Ms Juanita Wynn has a background in gospel. She is a Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter – her songs have been recorded by people like Lalah Hathaway, Destinys Child, Angie Stone, Diana ross and many more.
Mr Chauncey Love. Growing up with music with likes of Motown and more, it was apparent that my interests were of class, distinction, and respect from the music of yesterday.