'Jawad is the kind of cat who can go anyplace--a coffee shop, a church social, a frat mixer, a middle school...maybe even a balls-to-the-wall punk club...and play an impromptu set that audiences can feast on....The dude is the very definition of eclectic. How eclectic? Well, let's break down an average set: Aside from three or four originals, he'll likely offer up a little Stevie Wonder, a couple of Sting tunes, a Burt Bacharach number for the swingers, some Emerson, Lake & Palmer or Steely Dan for the old-school hipsters, some definitive Dylan or Neil Young, a shot of Curtis Mayfield or Babyface and maybe, just maybe, if the audience seems primed for it, a version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'My Favorite Things.' ...Craig D. Lindsey, Music Editor, Houston Press.
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