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Jasmine Lovell-Smith

Jasmine Lovell-Smith is a composer and saxophonist from New Zealand, currently based in New York City. Born to an American mother, a trained opera vocalist, and a Kiwi father, the voice was her first instrument. After discovering jazz in high school, Jasmine took up the saxophone and went on to graduate from Massey University (Wellington, NZ) in 2006 with a Bachelor of Music (1st class Honors) majoring in jazz saxophone performance and composition. She was awarded a full Honors scholarship on the basis of exceptional academic achievement. As a composer/arranger, Jasmine’s works have been performed by such groups as the New Zealand Youth Jazz Orchestra and the New Zealand High Schools Jazz Orchestra

Yellow Red Blue

Label: Paintbox Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: The Pillow Book; Wonter Widerland; Yellow Red Blue; I Had A King; Familia; Swan Song; Moving Mountains; Song For May.

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Moving Mountains

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Label: Paintbox Records
Released: 2016
Duration: 06:38

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All About Jazz Top 10 MP3 Downloads: October 2016

All About Jazz Top 10 MP3 Downloads: October 2016

All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the 31 tracks featured in October, these ten represent our personal favorites. We also included the top ten reader favorites as indicated by total downloads. Musicians and record labels can submit full length MP3s for consideration here. Enjoy! EDITOR'S PICKS ...

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Jasmine Lovell-Smith's Towering Poppies: Yellow Red Blue

Read "Yellow Red Blue" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Soprano saxophonist/composer Jasmine Lovell-Smith released her excellent debut CD, Fortune Songs in 2012, two years after her move from her native New Zealand to New York. Four years later--after studies with Anthony Braxton and a move to Morelia, Mexico--she offers a follow-up effort, Yellow Red Blue. First rate debuts set up the expectations. Sophomore ...

Fortune Songs

Label: Paintbox Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: Confidence (One); Darkling I Listen; Let Go Be Free; Confidence (Two); Seven of Swords; A Nest to Fly; Lover's Knot; When the Tide is Right.

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Jasmine Lovell-Smith: Fortune Songs

Read "Fortune Songs" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

A debut CD has to be good to get noticed--really good. Also, behind the pretty, well-designed cover art, an aspiring jazz person with a low profile has to have some nerve to put forty-five minutes to an hour of brand new music out there. At the very least, a new-to-the-scene artist better be able to run ...

Take Five With Jasmine Lovell-Smith

Read "Take Five With Jasmine Lovell-Smith" reviewed by Jasmine Lovell-Smith

Meet Jasmine Lovell-Smith: Jasmine Lovell-Smith is a composer and saxophonist from New Zealand, currently based in New York City. Born to an American mother, a trained opera vocalist, and a Kiwi father, the voice was her first instrument. After discovering jazz in high school, Jasmine took up the saxophone and went on to graduate ...

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Confidence (One)

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Label: Paintbox Records
Released: 2012
Duration: 06:44

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Jasmine Lovell-Smith's Towering Poppies Release Colorful Debut "Fortune Songs"

Jasmine Lovell-Smith's Towering Poppies Release Colorful Debut "Fortune Songs"

The term “Towering Poppies,” which saxophonist Jasmine Lovell-Smith chose to christen her stellar quintet, is an evocative one, conjuring images of radiant flowers reaching heavenward, bold colors against a bright sky. Those images are perfectly appropriate for the stunning sounds of Lovell-Smith’s debut CD, Fortune Songs. But for the New Zealand native, the name has a ...


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