"Revolutionizing jazz as a young Latina" - People Espanol
With her sizzling mix of hot beats, Latin and samba rhythms, instantly captivating melodies and model looks, saxophonist/singer Jessy J proved quite the sensation with her debut CD Tequila Moon--earning her such accolades as Radio and Records “Debut Artist of The Year” and contemporary jazz song of the year by R&R and Billboard for the title track, which stayed perched at #1 for an incredible eight weeks. Adding to the multi-talented artist’s rising star was her cover story in Jazziz Magazine, features in People Espanol, and JazzTimes, to name a few, plus numerous television appearances and radio interviews.
Produced by mega contemporary and urban jazz hit maker, musician/guitarist and label mate Paul Brown, (who also produced Tequila Moon), one of the most remarkable aspects of True Love is Jessy’s ongoing commitment to her development as an artist and composer on her own terms. Backed on most tracks by Brown, keyboardist Gregg Karukas, bassist Roberto Vally, drummer Sergio Gonzalez and percussionist Richie Gajate Garcia, she puts her unique, multi-cultural stamp on an 10 track mix of vocals and instrumentals that draws from her rich Latin heritage and love for both traditional and contemporary jazz.
The Spanish-speaking saxophonist is also heavily involved in music programs connected with the Hispanic community, performing over the years with the Hispanic Musician Association Orchestra. In 2006, Jessy had the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall as part of the Latin Jazz Project put together by one of her true sax heroes, Paquito D’Rivera; the program involved D’Rivera mentoring a group of professional musicians under 30 in a workshop setting that led to the performance.
For more information, visit www.jessyj.com
Official Website: http://www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco/jazzclub/artist/show/1367
Added by Yoshis on June 14, 2010