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January 22, 2007

Dec. 22, 2007

Merry Christmas!!

 

Dear friends and family,

 

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!

 

I hope your new year is filled with laughter, happiness, and joy.

 

As I look back on 2007 I am filled with awe and astonishment. 

 

It has been a fantastic year of dreams come true:

 

A performance at Carnegie Hall 

and a Record Deal, what a ball! 

 

This year has brought many spectacular blessings, 

like a feast with many dressings!

 

And whether I travel from coast to coast,

YOU are the ones that matter most!

 

Wishing you warm thoughts for the season

 

Love,

Jessy J

www.jessyj.com

www.myspace.com/jessyjsax

 

 

 

Nov. 20, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

 

I hope you have enjoyed this beautiful fall season with your loved ones. The Michael Bolton Tour was absolutely fantastic! We had a great time performing on the east coast, New York, Atlanta, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Georgia. Now that I am back home I am happy to announce these upcoming gigs in the Southern California Area next week:

 

 

Jazz Bakery

Sunday, Nov 25th @ 4pm

Jessy J

Jazz Quartet

3233 Helms Ave

Culver City, CA 90034

310.271.9039

 

Roda Viva

Saturday December 1st @ 8pm

Paul Brown w/Jessy J 

Newest Jazz & Blues Steak House

40820 Winchester Rd

Temecula, CA 951-296-9858

 

 

Hope to see you soon!

Love,

Jessy 

www.jessyj.com

www.myspace.com/jessyjsax

 

 

 

Oct. 26, 2007

Hey Guys, new info

 

For Bookings please contact:

Steve Chapman at steve@ChapmanManagement.com

or call (818) 788-9577

 

Thank You & have a wonderful weekend!

 

Jessy

 

 

 

Oct. 10, 2007

Catalina Jazz Trax '08

 

Well,

 

It's that time of year again! The beautiful Catalina Jazz Trax festival is in full swing. I had a fantastic time performing with the awesome Paul Brown, Roberto Vally, Greg Karukas, and Ricky Lawson on the opening night of this One-of-a-Kind festival. And thoroughly enjoyed my performance on Saturday Oct 6th. The Casino was full of friendly and familiar faces!

 

I am defiantly looking forward to the next two music filled weekends on the Island. Come and hang out if you get a chance, you won't regret it! Hear music by Lee Ritenour, Peter White, Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright and many, many more...

 

I will be playing on Sunday Oct 14 and Oct 21 at 7pm. It would be a special treat to see you there! Thank you for your continued support...

 

p.s. Just found out I will be performing on the Smooth Jazz Cruise hosted by Wayman Tisdale in January and I can't wait!

 

Love ya,

JJ

 

 

Sept. 4, 2007

SAX- tember

 

Hi Everyone, 

Happy Sax-tember! This month WSMJ is celebrating saxophone month with exclusive audio clips from today's smooth jazz artists. The site features Kirk Whalum, Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, and yours truly. Please check out this fun interview if you get a chance. http://www.wsmj1043.com/pages/saxtember.html

 

I just wanted to thank everyone again for their continued support! The Michael Bolton tour is going great, we have a few more dates coming up this month including a performance with Phobe Snow and Richard Marx at the Bolton Charities fundraiser benefiting women and children at risk.

 

Also this month, I will be doing some fun gigs here in town and around the area. On Sept 15th I have the honor of performing with Legendary singer/songwriter Armando Manzanero. He wrote beautiful love songs like “Somos Novio’s” and many other well-known romantic hits. The concert will take place at Planet Hollywood’s Casino Performance Arena. 

 

And last but not least I will be performing at the Awesome Catalina Jazz Trax music festival next month. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the world premier of songs from my brand new CD “Tequila Moon”. 

 

Love ya!

Jessy

 

 

 

Aug. 2, 2007

Hollywood Bowl

 

Hi guys,

How’s the summer treatin’ ya? I have had a fantastic time in July relaxing, swimming, and hanging out with friends and family. Now it’s time to get back to work :)

Later this month I have the honor of performing under the stars in a tribute to the late great Benny Carter at the famed Hollywood Bowl. The Concert will take place on Wednesday August 8th and I will be performing with “The Greatest Big Band in the World”, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Guest artist include Quincy Jones, Roy Hargrove and many others. Please visit www.hollywoodbowl.com for more information.

Also this month, I will be traveling to the east coast with Michael Bolton’s band to do some live shows, it should be a blast! If you get a chance please check out my interview on Art Good’s internet radio station, www.jazztrax.com

Love ya!

Jessy

 

 

 

July 5, 2007

RECORD DEAL!!!!

 

Hey guys,

I am so happy and blessed to announce that I just signed my very first recording deal with Peak Records! Peak is a well known record company in the Concord Music Group, they carry "Contemporary Jazz Artists" like Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, and many other big names in "Smooth Jazz".

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each one of you for your continued support and encouragement throughout the years. Especially my family, and friends.... I couldn't have done it without you!

 

I have placed clips of the new CD entitled "Tequila Moon" on the music player. Please help yourself to an earful of Jessy's Jazz and enjoy!

 

Thanks again for everything!

 

Looking forward to the release of the album in early 2008.

 

Take care & God bless,

Jessy J

 

 

 

May 7, 2007

Check out these new quotes!

 

“Jazz Sensibilities…Stand Out…”

- Jazz Times Magazine

 

“Sexy….Soulful…Irresistible…Incredible”

- Smooth Jazz monthly

 

“Up-Coming Female Sax Star”

-Smooth Jazz Vibes

 

“Delightful…top notch...”

-Smooth Jazz vibes

 

“Fresh…Sexy…Up- Start”

-Peak records

 

“Terrific...”

-Paul Brown

 

Musical prodigy Jessy J began her journey on the piano at age four, and she enjoyed an active career as a competitive artist, traveling to perform at major conferences, competitions, and festivals. By the age of 15 Jessy was named Piano State Champion, at the Bela Bartok festival in California. At the same time Jessy was also enjoying a successful saxophone career, performing in many state honor bands, including the Grammy Band, and international festivals like the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.  

 

Fluent in Spanish, the Samba rhythms of Cannonball Adderley’s collaborations with Sergio Mendez awakened her Latin Roots. The “sound of the music” called to her and encouraged her to explore. As a teen she studied the recordings of Cannonball Adderley and a lifelong love affair with Jazz began.

Jessy was accepted on scholarship to University of Southern California and graduated as the “Most Outstanding Jazz Student” of her class. Since then, she went on to tour the nation in various capacities and has served as member of the Henry Mancini Jazz Orchestra and the Hispanic Musician Association (HMA) Jazz Orchestra.

Extending her skills from the dance floor, Jessy J danced and played in London and Japan with the Tony and Emmy award- winning company Blast! Intertwining various forms of creative expression was a natural fit for this vibrant artisan.

 

At 26, Jessy has already worked professionally with the World’s most popular artists including Jessica Simpson, Michael Buble, Burt Bacharach, the Temptations, and she is currently on tour with Michael Bolton playing sax and singing back up vocals.

 

Jessy’s extreme desire and ambitions have placed her on the “fast track” to success. She has recently finished a smooth jazz project produced by the “Baby Face of Smooth Jazz”, Paul Brown and was hand selected by musical genius Paquito D’Rivera to perform alongside him at Carnegie Hall for an event featuring “tomorrows star musicians”. Not only have these two multiple Grammy award winning artist sung her praise, she is currently being hailed as “Sexy, irresistible, sensible, the upcoming sax star, soulful, delightful, top notch, fresh, and terrific!”, on her latest performance with Paul Brown on his Peak recording debut “White Sand”.

 

Make sure you watch the one others are already talking about… Jessy J.

Please visit www.JessyJ.com for more information.

 

 

 

April 27, 2007

Michael Bolton

 

Hey Guys,

 

Great news! Just found out that I will be touring with Michael Bolton this month. The Grammy Award winning singer and vocal legend will be performing in Florida at Donald Trumps International Hotel and Towers, we will also be performing in Canada, New York, Chicago and some other great cities... it should be a wonderful show!!

 

Also, in stores now is Paul Browns latest CD "White Sand", which has received rave reviews... and I am featured on the title track "White Sand", please check it out if you get a chance!

 

love ya lots,

Jessy

 

 

 

Jan. 25, 2007

Carnegie Hall

 

I am so elated to announce that I will be performing at Carnegie Hall for the first time with Paquito D'Rivera's Latin Jazz project. Carnegie Hall has selected individuals from all over the country to perform with Paquito and I can't wait! Paquito, is one of my saxophone heroes. His work with Arturo Sandoval and Irakere has always inspired my creative process of writing exciting and original music. Irakere was considered one of the first groups to play modern "Latin Jazz". If any of you are around New York in March it would be an honor to have you there!

 

For more information please visit

 

www.carnegiehall.com

 

 

 

Jan. 22, 2007

Recording session

 

Hey Guys,

 

What's happening? I just finished recording two tracks with an amazing band! Ricky Peterson (keys), Oscar Seaton (drums), Roberto Vally (bass), Richie Gajate-Garcia (percussion). The session was so much fun. We recorded two originals, Fiesta Velada and Sin Ti. I will be sure to post them on the web site as soon as they are ready.

 

I am really looking forward to my upcoming performances; Paul Brown's C.D. release party at the Vault in Downtown Long Beach. Then, later in March I will be traveling to Bermuda with Salsa Caliente to perform at the Salsa Congress. I will be sure to tell you all about it when I get back!

 

Hope to see you soon!

 

Luv,

 

Jessy

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