Rob Paparozzi

New Jersey-based Rob Paparozzi is one of the top studio harmonica pros in the New York City area, which is to say, one of the top recording harmonica players in the world. (See our extended discussion of Rob’s work at this site.) He currently sings and plays with The Hudson River Rats, a New York based blues and R&B band. He has played on recordings for Culture Club, Cyndi Lauper, Whitney Houston, Roberta Flack, Judy Collins, and David Clayton Thomas. His movie credits include Tom and Huck, Straight out of Brooklyn, and Native Son, and he’s been heard on TV on Cosby, Nickolodeon, and lots of jingles: Wendy’s, Dodge, Dominos, Pizza Hut . . . whew! Are you impressed yet? Okay, he’s also worked with producers and arrangers that include Phil Ramone, Danny Kortchmar, Arif Mardin, Bobby McFerrin, Lauryn Hill, Billy Byers, and Don Sebesky, and opened live concerts for Dr. John, Sly & the Family Stone, Bruce Springsteen, The Doobie Brothers, and B.B. King.