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Jessy J

From the moment Jessy J hit the stage in Fresno, California for the first time as a member of super producer/guitarist Paul Brown's live band on Valentine's Day 2006, the love between the 20-something-year-old saxophonist/vocalist and contemporary jazz fans has been flowing nonstop. The growing buzz led to her first major show at the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival later that year, and in 2007, as part of the event's 20th anniversary, she became one of the only artists to ever headline shows on all three weekends. Now she is taking it to the next level, stepping out under the Tequila Moon on her multi-faceted, Brown-produced Peak Records debut that brings to the genre a fresh and inspired energy with vibrant exotic twists. Jessy offers tastes of pop, jazz, Latin, and even Brazilian music on Tequila Moon, which in addition to her Peak label mate and producer Brown on acoustic guitar, features performances by some of L.A.'s most renowned musicians: keyboardists Gregg Karukas, Ricky Peterson and Kiki Ebsen; bassist Roberto Vally; and drummers Oscar Seaton, Dave Beyer and Sergio Gonzalez. Tequila Moon opens with Jessy in full-on seduction mode, inviting the listener to enjoy a balmy, slightly breezy evening complete with her low toned tenor melody, laid back percussion, Brown's gently jangling guitar and Karukas' retro keyboard sounds

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Top Contemporary/Latin Jazz Saxophonist Jessy J Releases Debut Holiday Album "California Christmas" October 28, 2016

Top Contemporary/Latin Jazz Saxophonist Jessy J Releases Debut Holiday Album "California Christmas" October 28, 2016

Launches Pledge Music Campaign To Celebrate The Holiday Season With Special Offerings For Fans All Star Guests Include Jeff Lorber, Paul Brown, Steve Oliver, Michael Thompson, Maurice Smith, and more… In her debut holiday recording, top contemporary/ Latin Jazz saxophonist Jessy J brings a California twist to the season with an upbeat, jazzy, bluesy tropical collection ...

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The Tango Boy

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Label: Shanachie Records
Released: 0
Duration: 04:27

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Internationally Acclaimed Saxophonist Jessy J To Release 5th Studio Album On May 26 Via Shanachie Entertainment

Internationally Acclaimed Saxophonist Jessy J To Release 5th Studio Album On May 26 Via Shanachie Entertainment

My One And Only One Is Cross-Cultural Journey of Melody and Emotion Lead Single “The Tango Boy” Features Special Guests Paul Brown and Gregg Karukas Album Includes Covers of Toni Braxton, Shuggie Otis and “Lovesong” by The Cure Record Release Tour In June & July With Fall Festival Dates To Follow Los Angeles, CA: On May ...

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Maxwell Enlists Eclectic Lineup For Caribbean Cruise

Maxwell Enlists Eclectic Lineup For Caribbean Cruise

Erykah Badu, Anthony Hamilton, Ledisi, Joe, Chrisette Michele, DL Hughley and more have been invited for the inaugural Maxwell + The 7 Seas, May 3-10, 2015. Phoenix, Arizona: On May 3, 2015, platinum soul star Maxwell will launch the maiden voyage of his own seven-day Caribbean cruise featuring a stellar lineup of R&B and contemporary jazz ...

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Father Knew Best: Kiki Ebsen Records A Jazz Tribute To Her Late Dad, Actor Buddy Ebsen

Father Knew Best: Kiki Ebsen Records A Jazz Tribute To Her Late Dad, Actor Buddy Ebsen

Scarecrow Sessions, due September 30, is comprised of standards and songs associated with her father’s showbiz career; “If I Only Had A Brain” is the No. 2 most added radio single this week. Calabasas, CA: Singer-songwriter Kiki Ebsen stubbornly refused her famous father’s repeated suggestions to learn how to sing jazz standards. Rebelliously she insisted upon ...

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Las Vegas Jazz Festival Lineup A Guaranteed Winner

Las Vegas Jazz Festival Lineup A Guaranteed Winner

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Cameo, Keith Sweat, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Eric Benét, Anthony Hamilton, Ledisi, Will Downing, Brian Culbertson, Euge Groove and more will put the soul into the September 19-21, 2014 music festival. Phoenix, Arizona: Since the roots of jazz are in rhythm and blues, it should be no surprise that a stellar cast of ...

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"Groove-O-Matic" Glory For Guitarist Blake Aaron

"Groove-O-Matic" Glory For Guitarist Blake Aaron

No. 1 single will appear on the “Soul Stories” album coming this summer. Aliso Viejo, CA: Guitarist Blake Aaron is still tucked away in the recording studio tinkering on his forthcoming fifth album, “Soul Stories,” yet he’s already topped the charts with a single from the session. Aaron’s cool electric jazz guitar dances to a retro ...

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Second Chances

Label: Shanacie
Released: 2013
Track listing: Listen 2 the Groove; Second Chances; Feel Like Makin' Love; Magalenha; Tango For Two; Dos; La Luna Feliz; Double Trouble; Mambo Gumbo; Twice

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Article: Album Review

Jessy J: Second Chances

Read "Second Chances" reviewed by Jeff Winbush


It's a paradox that what distinguishes Jessy J was the very thing she did not put enough emphasis upon; being a female Latin jazz artist. Through three albums of solid, if standard, smooth jazz grooves enlivened somewhat by more distinctive outbursts of originality the lady known as Jessica Spinella stumbled with the blandly generic Hot Sauce ...


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