Thelonius James AKA TJ Sullivan

Thelonius James, aka TJ Sullivan, received his current nickname during a recording session at Grandma’s Warehouse with Oscar Jordan and the Mighty Sons of Hercules. While tracking “Roughneck,” a tune co-written by Oscar and TJ for the album Eclectic Soul, pianist Alex Stuart asked TJ what the Initials TJ stood for. This prompted Oscar to say, “Don’t you know? It’s Thelonius James!”

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