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Mike Rinta says:
When BJ Papa would play around town, he would always invite young musicians to come and sit in allowing them to develop their jazz improvisation skills. I was one of those young musicians that learned how to play jazz alongside BJ Papa and for that, I will be forever grateful. BJ was a gentleman, a mentor, and a true friend. I will always remember him fondly. Thank you BJ for being part of my life and for helping me become the musician I am today.
October 10, 2:38 AM

markman says:
BJ PAPA MEMORIAL TRIBUTE--Kim Nallie & John Miles (North Beach JAZZ FEST) are organizing the celebration of BJ's life AT MOJITOS with the BJ PAPA BAND starting the tribute..all musicians ARE welcome..SEPT.28TH--2:00PM-9:00PM!

"Everyone loves BJ"

September 9, 9:53 AM
ida says:
In memory of B.J. Papa there will be a musical tribute preformed by michael Parsons & Friends, with poems to B.J. by those who love him.
Caffe Trieste
601 vallejo St.
Sunday, 9/21/2008, 5:00p.m.
September 8, 10:03 PM
markman says:
BJ PAPA..Bay area Jazz legend that touched many -a soul---will be truly missed! Loved by many musicians, artists and people of the world........

Official memorial for BJ--SEPT 28TH 2:00PM AT MOJITOS Grant ave.--North Beach!


Joy says:
I'll miss the spirited flirting matches in which we often engaged. But what a way to go! We all should be so lucky.
September 4, 7:55 AM
Maxwell Chandler says:
To anyone who knew him, his friendship was a gift which he never tired of giving. The city will now seem a little emptier. Rest easy pal.

A review of one of Papa's recent gigs:

http://www. jazzpolice. com/content/view/7820/72/
September 3, 5:33 PM