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John Paiva – 70 Years

I met John Paiva when I lived in the Munich area several years ago.

Live @ Schrannenhalle, Munich
Live @ Schrannenhalle, Munich

He was playing with Steve Hooks as a Jazz Duo and together with Steve and Ron Evans as a Acoustic Blues and Jazz Trio. You could find John also with his Jazz Quartett in Munich.

Today is John’s 70th birthday and this is a perfect chance to have some pictures of John on my website again. Happy birthday, John!

I took all pictures during live gigs in 2007 with my Nikon D200 that I used to have with me that days.

I love John’s guitar style and it’s always a pleasure to see him live.

Today John is performing Jazz music in smaller clubs in and around the Munich area. This is a performance at the Le Pirate in Rosenheim. Check John’s calendar for upcoming gigs

Some of you might even remember John from the time when he was playing with the Four Seasons.
In 1975 they had big hits like December, 1963 (Oh What a Night) and Who Loves You.

For an interesting interview I recommend this article at the site.


  1. Robert,
    Thank you for making this page. I am honored.

  2. I loved seeing this tribute. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

  3. Happy Birthday Dear John !!
    keep up your beautiful giutar sound…
    your friend – Uri

  4. Hi John

    Happy Birthday

    All the best to you !!!!!

    Hope to See you soon!!

    Und noch besser … wir spielen zusammen !!
    Lg Heinz

  5. Happy 70th Birthday John. Make it a good one! Love, Lynn xxxx

  6. John, Welcome to the 70 Club! I’ts hard to believe that 48 years have passed since first hearing you play. It seems like only yesterday that I heard you playing a wicked Portuguese Mandolin. Happy Birthday ! Keep strumming.

    Jack and Lucille

  7. Ken Schubert

    Happy Birthday, John, and wishes for many more.

    Continue to make beautiful music. It is a great way
    to live a long satisfying life and to inspire those that
    follow in your footsteps.


  8. Rita Graham

    Happy Birthday, JP!
    Luv these photos!
    May the next 70 Years be as Elegant as You Are!
    Much Love and continued success to You and Yours,
    Rita Graham

  9. Christine Salomon Williams

    Happy Birthday John, I am so glad that you are sharing your talent with the world.. you are so much more than Boston and Revere Beach (but it was fun! ) Christine

    • John Paiva

      Hello Christine,
      I just looked in on this page as my birthday is in January and I recalled the nice work my friend had done for my 70th. Just saw your message and naturally I am curious. Did we know each other back then?
      Somehow I have only fond memories of Revere Beach. I suspect it was pretty creepy, but when a guy is 21-22, life is grand.
      If you get this message, please write back.

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