Dec.8 , 2006
I am so proud to announce that “Elevation” has
been nominated for two Grammys!!!! I am so
blessed and fortunate to have been a part
of this amazing recording.
It features Tom Scott and Eddie Daniels with
the Henry Mancini Orchestra and Big Band.
Congratulations to Patrick Williams and the
Mancini Institute for all the incredible work
they have accomplished over the past ten
years, nurturing and collaborating with the
world’s finest young talent. It was a pleasure
and an honor working with the best in the
Nov. 22, 2006
Hope you and your loved ones have a fantastic holiday season!
I finally joined myspace, please check it out:
I also added some new tracks to the music player, hope you enjoy the music!
Oct. 24, 2006
Wow, I just had the most amazing time performing at the Catalina Jazztrax 20th annual jazz festival. I would like to thank Art Good, Steve Chapman, Paul Brown, the band, and everyone else that made the day a huge success!
Next, I will be playing at the Jazz Bakery in Culver City on Oct. 31st then later on next month at the Hemet Library on Nov 18th. Please check the gig page for exact times and locations....
How ya all doin'?
Sept. 3, 2006
Jessy in Japan!
Japan is wonderful! I have truly been enjoying my time here. So far I have had the opportunity to perform and visit the following cities: Osaka, Nagoya, Nara, Kyoto, Tokyo, Nikko, and Fukuoka!
While visiting in Tokyo I had the pleasure of attending the 2006 Tokyo Jazz Festival. I was able to watch and learn from some of the world’s greatest performers; including Chick Corea, Hiromi, Hank Jones, Dave Koz, Sheila E, Joe Zawinul, Los Van Van and the incredible Marcus Miller.. it was an amazing event and I feel so fortunate to have attended.
I’ll be back in the states next month to prepare for the Catalina Jazz Trax Festival on Sunday, October 22 @ noon. I hope to see you all very soon!
July 28, 2006
Catalina Jazz Trax
I hope that everyone is having a prosperous summer. Just wanted to let ya all know that I am going to be heading out to Japan for the summer to do a tour with "Blast II: Music in Extreme".
When I return to the states in October I have the distinct honor of performing at the 20th annual Catalina Jazz Trax Festival on Sunday Oct 22... please feel free to visit the website for more information www.jazztrax.com
Other performing artists include Mindi Abiar, Guitars and Saxes (featuring Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot, Jeff Golub, and Peter White), Jody Wately & The Soul Express, and many, many more! It should be an enchanted and beautiful day full of amazing music...
June 20, 2006
Last week Beyonce Knowles announced that she would be holding a national audition for her all new female band. I auditioned here in Los Angeles at Center Staging in Hollywood while other women around the country in Houston, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, and New York/New Jersey were also auditioning. I was selected as the only saxophonist from the West Coast to fly to New York to audition for Beyonce, Jay Z, and many other recording executives. After an exhilarating and exhausting weekend of "jamming" with the best from around the country I feel so blessed and honored to have had such a wonderful experience! And I would like to thank Beyonce's staff and creative team for an unforgettable musical journey.
June 2, 2006
How's it goin'? The year has just been flying by and I'm trying to enjoy every minute! So far this summer has been filled with some cool recording projects. I have been recording tracks with Grammy winning producer Paul Brown, guitarist Blake Aaron, and even my own project.....(more on this to come).
What's new? I will be traveling to Oregon in July to perform and clinic a few outstanding groups... I'm really looking forward to visiting the beautiful Oregon Coast.
So try to stay cool in this summer heat,
Hope to see you soon!
April 2, 2006
Viva Las Vegas!
The concert was Awesome last night! It was great to see some familiar faces in the crowd... and to meet some new ones. The Ross Group did an excellent job of putting together the all- star concert line up, which included Mindi Abair, Eric Daruis and Paul Brown.
Well, this month is happily filled with some dates by my Quintet, a fabulous Easter Concert, and Las Vegas Jazz Festival, please check the GIGS page for exact times and locations...
I hope to see you soon!
hugs & kisses,
March 4, 2006
More fun in the Sun
What's going on? My Quintet had a fabulous time performing at the Proof Bar in Santa Ana's historic Artists' district last month and we're excited to be performing there again in March. If you are local stop by for some guaranteed good times.
Last month I also had the opportunity to work with guitarist Paul Brown for a Smooth Jazz Valentines Day concert at the Fresno Convention Center. It was a blast! We have a few more dates coming up this spring, don't miss the Valencia Jazz Festival at the Hyatt Regency and the Las Vegas Jazz Festival, should be lots of fun. Check the Gigs page for exact times and locations.....
Well let me know what's up with you all!
See ya soon!
Jan. 3, 2006
Happy New Year!!!
My Quintet had a fantastic performance at the Jazz Bakery last month. Thank you to all of you who made it out.
I’m excited to announce that my demo C.D. is finally here!!!!!!
Donald Hayes and I have worked on this project for about a year, and our hard work has really paid off! Check out some streaming clips from the demo on the media page.
Smooth Ride is an original composition of mine written while I was living in London. It represents a variety of Latin sounds and rhythms that will melt your ears and tantalize your senses.
Spanish Nights is a tune written by Donald Hayes, which incorporates elements of modern hip-hop, rhythm & blues, and Spanish sounding percussion instruments.
Hope you enjoy!!
Dec. 14, 2005
Hope you & your loved ones have a magnificent holiday season.
My Quintet will be performing live at the Jazz Bakery on Thursday Dec. 29th at 8pm. So come on out for some great music and good times.
Hope to see you all there!