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Dec. 24, 2008

SEASONS GREETINGS!

 

Wishing you and your family happiness, joy and peace this Holiday SEASON.

 

This has been a Year of Dreams come true. Thank you for being apart of this journey and I hope to continue to share many more moments over the years to come! 

All my Best today and always,

 

Love,

Jessy

 

LATEST NEWS:

 

Tequila Moon is the #1 SONG OF THE YEAR in Radio & Records and Billboard 

 

BILLBOARD

YEAR END CHARTS 

 

Hot Smooth Jazz Songs 

 

Issue Date: 2008 

 

1 TEQUILA MOON Jessy J 

2 WINDOW OF THE SOUL Chuck Loeb 

3 SAX-O-LOCO Kenny G 

4 LUCKY STAR Paul Hardcastle 

5 POP'S COOL GROOVE Norman Brown 

6 MR. GROOVE Euge Groove 

7 FALLIN' FOR YOU The Sax Pack 

8 ALWAYS REMEMBER Brian Culbertson 

9 LOVE & PARAGRAPHS Chris Standring 

10 LET IT GO Boney James 

11 L.A. CITY LIGHTS Candy Dulfer 

12 BLUE WATER Eric Marienthal 

13 OLD SCHOOL Everette Harp 

14 VENICE Chris Botti 

15 OL' SKOOLIN' Paul Brown 

 

And….I was selected as a “Hot Smooth Jazz Artistâ€

 

BILLBOARD 

YEAR END CHARTS 

 

Hot Smooth Jazz Artists 

 

Issue Date: 2008 

 

1 PAUL HARDCASTLE Trippin 'n' Rhythm 

2 KENNY G Starbucks/Concord/CMG 

3 EUGE GROOVE Narada Jazz/Capitol 

4 BONEY JAMES Concord/CMG 

5 JESSY J Peak/CMG 

6 CHUCK LOEB Heads Up 

7 NORMAN BROWN Peak/CMG 

8 CANDY DULFER Heads Up 

9 THE SAX PACK Shanachie 

10 BRIAN CULBERTSON GRP/Verve

 

----

Jessy J

www.jessyj.com

www.myspace.com/jessyjsax

www.youtube.com/users/amolear

Features the #1 song of the Year “Tequila Moonâ€

 

 

 

Dec. 16, 2008

IT'S BEEN A VERY GOOD YEAR FOR PEAK RECORDS!

Label is #1

 

(Beverly Hills, CA -- December 15, 2008) Top industry publications

Billboard Magazine and Radio and Records both agree -- Peak Records is #1 and has been named #1 Smooth Jazz Imprint Label of 2008. Also topping their lists was the label's hot new recording artist, saxophonist Jessy J, whose title track from her debut CD, Tequila Moon, was named #1 Smooth Jazz Song of the Year.

 

Peak Records also recently received two GRAMMY nominations--one for saxophonist Gerald Albright in the category of Best Pop Instrumental Album for SAX FOR STAX and Wayne Brady for Best Traditional R&B Vocal for the track, "A Change is Gonna Come," from his debut Peak Records CD - A LONG TIME COMING.

 

Look for releases in 2009 by The Rippingtons, the collaboration of Marc Antoine and Paul Brown, All 4 One, Peter White, Will Downing, Paul Taylor, Jessy J and Norman Brown.

 

Peak Records is a division of the Concord Music Group. 

 

# # #

Sheryl Feuerstein

SFPR/EastWest Media

 

 

 

Dec. 13, 2008

You Guys ROCK!!

 

Happy Holidays!

 

I would like to thank you all for being such loyal listeners, patrons, and supporters of music and the ARTS! With your help TEQUILA MOON has been named the NUMBER ONE song of the YEAR 2008 in Radio & Records. I can’t begin to tell you how much this means to me. I would like to thank all of you a million times, Chapman Management, Peak Records, my awesome producer- PAUL BROWN, Sheryl Fuerstein, and God for his INCREDIBLE blessings.

 

If you wanna get into the smooth grooves of the season please check out my very first radio program called Salsa Sunset. It will be premiering every Saturday in December @ 9pm on WINR http://www.smoothjazz4u.com/

 

In addition to this new show I have also recorded an entire monologue of fun and memorable stories about each song in TEQUILA MOON. This special CD set will be airing tonight @ 8pm and 10pm CST and every Wednesday in December at 8pm & 10pm CST.

 

I love you all and wish you and your loved ones the absolute best this Holiday Season!!!

 

Your fan,

Jessy

 

http://www.jessyj.com/

http://www.myspace.com/jessyjsax

TEQUILA MOON available NOW!!!

Features the #1 hit single "Tequila Moon"

 

 

 

Nov. 27, 2008

Beautiful & Blessed Thanskgiving

 

Hope you and your loved ones have a beautifully blessed Thanksgiving

Holiday.

 

Love,

Jessy

 

http://www.jessyj.com/

http://www.myspace.com/jessyjsax

TEQUILA MOON available NOW!!!

Features the #1 hit single "Tequila Moon"

 

 

 

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

Hyatt Regency- Lake Tahoe - http://www.tickets@omegaevents.com

Guitars & Saxes Christmas TOUR - 8:00pm

111 Country Club Dr.

Incline Village, NV 89451

 

Featuring Richard Elliot, Paul Brown and Jessy J

w/Special Guest Bobby Caldwell

 

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Jazz Alley - http://www.jazzalley.com 

Guitars & Saxes Christmas TOUR - 8:00pm

2033 Sixth Ave.

Seattle, WA 98121

 

Featuring Richard Elliot, Paul Brown and Jessy J

 

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Jazz Alley - http://www.jazzalley.com 

Guitars & Saxes Christmas TOUR - 8:00pm

2033 Sixth Ave.

Seattle, WA 98121

 

Featuring Richard Elliot, Paul Brown and Jessy J

 

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Jazz Alley - http://www.jazzalley.com 

Guitars & Saxes Christmas TOUR - 8:00pm

2033 Sixth Ave.

Seattle, WA 98121

 

Featuring Richard Elliot, Paul Brown and Jessy J

 

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Jazz Alley - http://www.jazzalley.com 

Guitars & Saxes Christmas TOUR - 8:00pm

2033 Sixth Ave.

Seattle, WA 98121

 

Featuring Richard Elliot, Paul Brown and Jessy J

 

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Bell Centre

Michael Bolton - 8:00pm

Motreal

Canada

 

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

SENECA CASINO

Michael Bolton - 8:00pm

Niagra Falls

Canada

 

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Jeff Lorber & Friends

All Star Christmas Show - 8:00pm

Bend, OR

 

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Dougherty Valley Perf. Arts Center

Guitars & Saxes Christmas TOUR - 8:00pm

10550 Albion Rd

San Ramon, CA

 

Featuring Richard Elliot, Paul Brown and Jessy J

 

Its my B*DAY !!!!

 

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Private Event - 8:00pm

 

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Estero Community Park - http://www.JazzontheGreen.com

JESSY J @ Jazz on the Green - 3:00pm

9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.

Estero, FL 33928

 

www.myspace.com/jazzonthegreen

 

 

 

Nov. 12, 208

Great Things on the Horizon!

 

There are great things to expect this season! Lots of happiness, shared times with families, reconnecting with old friends, and the joy of music to be made!

 

This Week my second single “Sin Ti/ Without You†was shipped across the country to all radio stations…it’s time to follow up “Tequila Moon†with a romantic & passionate Bossa Nova (“Sin Ti†in Spanish means “Without Youâ€). Please call or log in online to your local radio station to request this new piece…you won’t be disappointed. It features some of L.A.’s biggest names in music, like Oscar Seaton, Paul Brown, Ricky Peterson, and Roberto Vally!!

 

I am so delighted to be working with Nichelle Young, my new Fan Club President. We met at the Guitars and Saxes show in Austin, Texas and immediately found that we share a similar passion for life and music. She is a hard working mother of three and a lover of Smooth Jazz. On behalf of Nichelle and myself, we would like to welcome you to join the Official Fan Club!! Nichelle has set up a website for fans to get together and do special events, meet and greets, and other fun activities…Please feel free to contact Nichelle directly if you would like more information:

 

Nichelle Young’s email:

nichelle78@hotmail.com

 

Fan Club website:

http://www.JessyJFanClub.com

 

Feliz Navidad, have you guys put up your Christmas Lights yet? It’s almost that time although it doesn’t quite feel like winter in this California Heat! 

 

K, so if you wanna check out some great new shows please visit my website tour page:

http://www.jessyj.com/tour/index.php

 

Luv ya & hope to see you soon!

 

Jessy

 

www.jessyj.com

www.myspace.com/jessyjsax

TEQUILA MOON available NOW!!

Features the #1 hit single “Tequila Moonâ€

 

 

 

Oct. 30, 2008

 

Happy November!!

 

Hello Everyone,

Feliz November!

 

I am really looking forward to some of the Awesome activities coming up soon:

 

Like a playful Halloween Concert with Paul Brown & Euge Groove, plus a show with Smooth Jazz guitarist Matt Marshak! Then setting sail on the WGRV the Groove's Smooth Jazz Cruise with my family to the Bahamas-Bon VOYAGE!

 

http://www.thegroove.org/

 

Then Thanksgiving and the first Guitars & Saxes Christmas Concert- featuring Richard Elliott, Paul Brown and Bobby Caldwell in Lake Tahoe!

 

http://www.tickets@omegaevents.com -

 

This Thanksgiving I am especially thankful for ALL OF YOU and your Unbelievable support! Looking back I can see great blessings this year...a new CD, Radio Single, and touring with Jeff Lorber, Jeff Golub, Gerald Albright and Peter White. They have been an amazing group of friends, teachers, and inspiration to me for the past few months... thanks fellas for a great tour!!

 

Also, this month I am honored to be Radio Artist of the Month for Houston's WINR radio station and will be hosting a special hour of my favorite "Salsa Sunset" songs... please check out the link below for more information: 

 

http://www.smoothjazz4u.com/

 

Hasta Luego amigos!!

 

Mucho Carino,

 

Jessy

 

http://www.jessyj.com/

http://www.myspace.com/jessyjsax

TEQUILA MOON available NOW!!!

Features the #1 hit single "Tequila Moon"

 

 

 

Oct 24, 2008

 

Jessy J on Telemundo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct. 21, 2008

 

I Love What I DO!

 

I love what I do…and if you do to… please vote for TEQUILA MOON!

 

It’s time for the 51st annual Grammy Awards! Tequila Moon has been submitted to the long list for BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM (038- TEQUILA MOON) and BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL SOLO (142- Tequila Moon).

 

 

Yay! I love the Grammy’s and am so blessed to be a voting member this year. If you get a chance, and are apart of this world-class organization, please vote for Tequila Moon and support the Awesome Musicians on this CD.

 

Also recently, Concord Music Group has posted this cool new blog: 

 

http://www.concordmusicgroup.com/genres/contemporary-jazz/339/jessys-musical-upbringing/

 

“…when I picked up the sax around 9, my teacher turned me on to Coltrane, Charlie Parker and Cannonball Adderley, and later I got into Sergio Mendes, who like my other hero Herbie Hancock was progressive and unafraid to fuse different genres together.â€

 

As promised, I have also uploaded some more video footage from the beautiful Santa Catalina Island Jazztrax Festival behind the Scenes and live show performance clips…

 

http://www.jessyj.com/news/blog.php 

 

Love ya and hope to see you all very soon!

 

If you live in NY please come check out our Guitars Saxes show this weekend!

 

Muchos Besos,

Luv,

Jessy

 

 

 

Oct. 7, 2008

Catalina V-BLOG!!

 

Hello Everyone!

I hope you had a beautiful weekend! Just wanted to let you know that Catalina Jazztrax Music festival was amazing! We had so much fun performing, traveling, and just hanging out....and we even made a video blog just for you!!!

 

A video blog is like a diary on video, we took some funny footage traveling to the Island, rehearsing at sound check and of the show too!

 

If you getta chance please check it out:

 

http://www.jessyj.com/news/blog.php

 

Some of the titles include:

 

THE BAND! 

 

the spirit of the music!

 

THE whistle! 

 

SEA SICKNESS

 

Eric gets SEA SICK

 

James gets his BEAUTY Sleep!

 

James gets his Beauty Sleep Pt 2

 

Golf Carts

 

Sound Check- Besame Mucho

 

the show- Tin Tin Deo

the show- Fiesta Velada

the show- Tequila Moon

 

luv ya ;)

Jessy

 

 

 

Sept. 9, 2008

SHOWS POSTPONED

 

Hi guys,

What have you been up to? I have been a busy little sax player jumpin’ around and doing some fun and exciting shows! 

 

Jazz on the River:

It was so hot I wanted to jump in the River and just watch the rest of the guys perform 

Here’s some pics from our event on Smooth Jazz Notes, just scroll down to GUITARS & SAXES:

http://www.smoothjazznotes.com/jazzontheriver9-7-08.html

 

All About Jazz:

This my most recent interview about being a woman in the biz…interesting stuff:

Jessy J: Balancing Serious Skills and Sexy Image: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=30425

All About Jazz - Philadelphia,PA,USA

By Jeff Winbush How you react to Jessy J depends a great deal upon whether you see her or hear her first. 

 

Due to the turbulent weather our country has been facing the Guitars and Saxes shows in Texas have been postponed from this weekend to Oct 23, 2007.

Please check my website TOUR page for the most up to date information.

http://www.jessyj.com/tour/index.php

 

Also, the Jazz on the Green festival in Estero Park has been rescheduled due to the recent Hurricanes in Florida. The new date for this fabulous event is JAN 16, 2009.

 

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families living in the areas affected by this unstoppable weather.

 

Coming this Fall:

 

I am so honored to announce I will be performing on the WGRV Smooth Jazz Cruise to the Bahamas on Nov 14-17. In addition to roaming the seas, my Sister will also be celebrating her birthday on the boat, so we will be having a Big party 

For booking please visit: http://www.thegroove.org/

 

And later this Winter, Paul Brown, Richard Elliot, Special Guest Bobby Caldwell and I will be headlining an all new version of Guitars & Saxes Christmas Edition….it’s my favorite time of year!

 

And as if that that’s not enough the one and only CATALINA JAZZ TRAX festival is right around the corner!!! I am blessed to be performing with my band all 3 weekends. It’s gonna be a funky good time, so please come on over if you getta chance!

 

I love you guys, & hope you are all safe!!

 

Besos,

Jessy

http://www.jessyj.com

http://www.myspace.com/jessyjsax

 

 

 

Sept. 5, 2008

 

BUENOS AIRES

 

Hola!

South America is so beautiful & enchanted! I have thoroughly enjoyed my tour with Michael Bolton’s band to Venezuela, Chile, Argentina and Brazil!!!! Thanks to all of you for your tremendous support!

 

While In Argentina we had the awesome opportunity to perform on TV…

 

Here’s the you tube link for your enjoyment ☺

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7JJKRPMQ90

 

I am really looking forward to returning to the US and performing with my favorite guys in the world….Guitars & Saxes!!! 

 

Hope you are well & blessed!

 

Love,

Jessy

 

http://www.jessyj.com/

http://www.myspace.com/jessyjsax

 

 

 

Aug 22, 2008

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Hello everyone,

Happy August and End of Summer! It has been a wonderful summer season so far and I am delighted to be closing it off with my first-ever-trip to South America!!

 

This Sunday, I will be traveling with Michael Bolton’s band to Venezuela, then touring and performing throughout Brazil, Paraguay, Chile, and Argentina. It is going to be such a fun and memorable experience…. (Can’t wait to hear some authentic Brazilian Samba, Bossa Nova, and the Tango in Argentina)

 

Also, this Saturday from 7pm- 8pm “Consulta Medica†on Mega TV (Spanish Broadcast- Channel 22) will be airing a special performance of “Tequila Moon†and interview filmed at the Jazziz Bistro in Hollywood, Florida.

*Please check your local listings for specific broadcasting details

 

And- have also updated my website to include the most up-to-date reviews and press articles (Jazziz, Jazztimes, Boward Times, Contemporary Jazz, and Riveting Riffs):

http://www.jessyj.com/press/index.php

 

And some new pics; click on the link below and then click on TOURS

http://www.jessyj.com/pics/index.php

 

I love you guys! And can’t wait to see ya when I get back. Thanks to all of those that made it out to the Newport Beach Summer Jazz Series, we had a blast.

 

 

P.S. Tequila Moon completed 23 week in the top 5 Radio & Records National Airplay list ☺ Thank you for your continued loyal support!!

 

Your friend,

Jessy

 

www.Jessyj.com

www.myspace.com/JessyJSax

 

 

 

August 5, 2008

Goin’ for Gold

 

In the spirit of the upcoming Olympics I feel that it is only natural to be Goin’ for Gold in Music too! 

 

Tequila Moon is still tied with Kenny G for the MOST WEEKS at #1 this year!!

 

Currently Tequila Moon is in a 4-way tie for second place for the MOST WEEKS in the TOP 5!! Together with Kenny G (Sax-O-Loco), Boney James, featuring George Duke (The Total Experience), Al Jarreau & George Benson (Mornin’).

 

I’ll be hittin’ up the So Cal Region soon...if you’re around please stop bye and say Hello!

 

Luv,

Jessy

www.jessyj.com

www.myspace.com/JessyJSax

 

 

July 24, 2008

In Good Company…

 

How’dy ya all! How ya doin’? I’m back home for a few days in the perfect Cool West Coast Climate :) Getting ready to hit the Road tomorrow with my buddy and musical producer Paul Brown for a show in San Antonio Texas then meeting up with the best in the west…Guitars & Saxes in Colorado for a show in Winter Park…I love my job!

 

If you’re around please check us out! Also, later this month I will be performing with Michael Bolton in Southern California at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula.

 

Currently “Tequila Moon†is tied for the most weeks at number one this year (7 weeks total) with Kenny G… whom I actually met at the airport! We were on the same flight back from the Detroit Jazz Festival, it’s a small world after all!

 

 

Love ya lots,

Besos,

 

Jessy

 

www.jessyj.com

www.myspace.com/JessyJSax

 

 

 

July 16, 2008

From Coney Island to Miami Beach

 

Hi Guys, 

So far this summer has been a BLAST!!! Last week, Michael Bolton’s band performed a special concert in Brooklyn near Coney Island for over 10,000 people complete with fireworks, flag Ceremony and the whole nine yards! Later on in the week we had concerts at Hard Rock live in Orlando & Hollywood, Florida….and closing off our five week tour we will be doing an incredible show with a full Orchestra at the Mableton House Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia. I feel so blessed and fortunate to be performing with such wonderful musicians!

While in New York I had the awesome opportunity to do a live On-Air interview with Rich & Covino on Maxim Sirius Radio… coming up later this week I will be doing an interview for MEGA T.V. in Miami to promote “Tequila Moon” and an exclusive performance of songs from my new C.D. “Tequila Moon” for the troops in Atlanta, Georgia.

Love you guys!

And wish you lots-a-fun-in-the sun!

Your friend,

Jessy

www.jessyj.com

www.myspace.com/jessyjsax 

 

 

June 22, 2008

7 States, 2 Countries & 1 Week

 

Hi Guys!

"catch me if you can".... This week I'll be in 7 states & 2

Countries in 1 week...hopefully in a city near you ;)

 

Luv ya,

Jessy

 

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Orlenans Hotel & Casino

Michael Bolton - 8:00pm

4500 West Tropicana Ave

Las Vegas, NV

 

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

THe Pagent

Guitars & Saxes - 8:00pm

6161 Delmar Ave

St. Louis, MO

 

 

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Skyline Stage

Guitars & Saxes - 8:00pm

Navy Pier

Chicago, IL

 

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

The BIrchmere

Guitars & Saxes - 8:00pm

3701 Mt. Vernon Ave.

Alexandria, VA 22305

 

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Spirit Cruise Ship

Guitars & Saxes - 8:00pm

NY

 

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

French Lick Springs Resort & Casino

MIchael Bolton - 8:00pm

French Lick, IN

 

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Casino Windsor

Michael Bolton - 8:00pm

Windsor, ON

 

 

 

 

June 22, 2008

Jessy’s update

 

Hi Everybody!

 

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been six weeks! Oh my, “Tequila Moon” is the number one song in the country…. still! I would like to thank the awesome team of people that I love to work with at Chapman Management, Peak/CMG, Deb “the Radio Goddess” Lewow, Sheryl from East West Media…. and ALL of you!!!!

 

This summer has been packed with fun filled events that I would like to share with you…

Starting with the pics from the Jazziz Magazine Party:

http://www.ndmimages.com/jazziz/

 

We had a blast; Michael Fagien (Jazziz Editor) and I even had a chance to mix up some drinks behind the bar!

 

Here’s my favorite pic:

http://www.ndmimages.com/jazziz/images/0Y3O2687_jpg.jpg

 

Most recently I have been honored with some great press:

Boward Times:

http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/2008-05-29/music/jessy-j/>

 

Toledo Press:

http://www.toledofreepress.com/?id=7950

 

The highlight of the Guitars and Saxes tour thus far is definitely the Playboy Jazz Festival…it was the bomb!! Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Ivan Lins, Wayne Shorter…it was the “Who’s Who of Jazz” and I loved every minute of watching and hearing them perform.

 

Contemporary Jazz Notes & News about the Playboy Jazz Festival:

http://www.concordmusicgroup.com/genres/contemporary-jazz/265/gerald-jessy-j-at-playboy/

 

International Jazz Awards (update):  Save the Date!!!

 

Date Change: The International Jazz Awards show will be taped for live television on July 27, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.

 

Luv ya mucho!

 

Jessy

www.JessyJ.com

www.Myspace.com/JessyJSax

 

 

June 3, 2008

GOOD NEWS

 

I am very honored, thrilled and amazed to announce that “Tequila Moon†has been nominated for an International Jazz Award in the Category “Outstanding Performance by a NEW ARTIST- Jessy J, (Peak/Concord)â€

 

The Awards Ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton on June 29 and will be taped for television broadcast. Other nominees include Herbie Hancock & Terrance Blanchard “Best Albumâ€, Michael Buble & Tony Bennett “Best Vocal Performance†(Male), and Norah Jones & Nancy Wilson “Best Vocal Performance†(female). I am nominated in the Category “Outstanding Performance of a New Artistâ€

 

Again, I would like to thank the extraordinary people that have been working so diligently on this project as well as all the music lovers out there! Thank you for your continued loyal support!!! And I would also like to thank God for this incredible journey.

 

Luv ya & hope to see ya soon!

 

Jessy

 

www.jessyJ.com

www.Myspace.com/JessyJSax

 

 

New Reviews

 

"...the best all around contemporary jazz release of the year"

Contemporary Jazz. com

by John Luciano

April 2008

Tequila Moon

Jessy J 

 

 

Wow! What a discovery! I was at the Berks Jazz Festival last week. Unfortunately, I was only able to spend two of the festival's ten days taking in music. Simultaneously I realized that Peak has released the debut of 26-year-old saxophonist Jessy J, who also was to appear at Berks as part of the Guitars & Saxes show. What a debut, from the opening throaty chords of "Tequila Moon," I knew I was going to like this woman. I'm not sure the last time I've gotten this excited over a debut by a young sax player. Jessy J, under the ever-watchful eye of Paul Brown, exhibits maturity on her instrument beyond her age. I can't help but make the comparison to Grover Washington, Jr. - and that's a good thing! The album Tequila Moon has a definite Latin lean to it, but in a very sophisticated, intense, contemporary jazz way. This album just feels different - unlike anything that's been released the last few years - smoky, intense, throaty, complex, and sexy. On top of the blowing, this girl can sing as well! This just might be the best all around contemporary jazz release of the year so far. 

 

http://www.contemporaryjazz.com/reviews/jessyj_tequilamoon.php

 

 

"To say that singer, composer and saxophonist Jessy J is a gifted artist almost seems like an insignificant statement..."

The Jazz Police

by Joe Montague 

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Jessy J

Tequila Moon

 

 

To say that singer, composer and saxophonist Jessy J is a gifted artist almost seems like an insignificant statement, in light of her exquisite debut album, Tequila Moon (Peak Records). She woos you in Spanish as she coos the words to Consuelo Velazquez’s “Besame Mucho†(with an arrangement by Paul Brown and Jessy J), and she seduces you subtly with soft and tender chords from her tenor sax, as she plays the title track, “Tequila Moon.†On this CD, Jessy J also demonstrates her versatility as an artist by playing the flute (“Fiesta Veladaâ€) and the soprano saxophone (“Poetry Man,†and “Running Awayâ€). 

 

While Tequila Moon, released on March 4th, possesses a decidedly Spanish flavor, this is not an album featuring rapid-fire percussion beats, nor does it have heavy melody lines. It is instead a lighter fusion between Latin rhythms and melodic pop elements, but all the while retaining a jazz harmonic structure. 

 

Producer Paul Brown and the management of Peak Records surrounded Jessy J with seasoned and talented musicians, such as bassist Roberto Vally (formerly of Spyro Gyra), keyboardist Gregg Karukas, and two-time Grammy winner Brown, who in addition to acting as producer plays guitar on six of the tracks. Brown enjoyed hit songs while recording with Norman Brown (“Up And At ‘Emâ€), Euge Groove (“Get ‘Em Goin’â€) and Peter White (“What Does It Take [To Win Your Love]â€). 

 

“Besame Mucho,†written by Velasquez in 1940 while still in her mid-teens, has been covered by scores of legendary singers over the years, including José Carreras, Jaõ Gilberto, Carmen McRae, Edith Piaf and Nat King Cole. In recent years, the song has been covered by Diane Schuur, Diana Krall and Michael Buble. I am told that the words “Besame Mucho†can be translated as, “kiss me a lot,†or “kiss me much,†and with the lilt of Jessy J’s voice mirroring her physical beauty, it would not be surprising if one were to discover that numerous men at her concerts are singing the words to “Besame Mucho†back to her. Perhaps one of the prettiest love songs ever written, “Besame Mucho†is further enhanced by Jessy J’s eloquent phrasing, Vally’s tender bassline, and Brown’s elegant guitar chording. 

 

Listening to the twenty-six year old Jessy J weave magic with her soprano saxophone as she plays the lyrical “Running Away,†which she co-wrote with Brown, and then opting for a tenor-voiced horn on Leon Russell’s “Song For You,†one must ask the question: If she is already this good, how great can she become? Like Mindi Abair, Jessy J is able to serve up evocative phrases that transcend the jazz and pop genres, and in Jessy J’s case, she add some gentle Latin spices. 

 

 

From the opening track “Tequila Moon,†until the last notes of “Song For You†fade gently into the twilight, Jessy J’s music will charm you and hold you as a willing captive under its enchanting spell. 

 

 

http://www.jazzpolice.com/content/view/7689/131/

 

 

 

May 24, 2008

We Did it!!!

 

Thank you for your help and support of Tequila Moon...

 

"Tequila Moon Breezes to No. 1..."

 

Chart Highlights

Posted by Gary Trust

On May 12, 2008

Radio & Records

"New No. 1's, Smooth Jazz"

 

 

At Smooth Jazz, Jessy J breezes to No. 1 on her first try, as "Tequila Moon" (CMG) rises 2-1. The Paul Brown-produced piece is the title cut from her pop and Latin-influenced debut set, which has resided in the top 20 of Billboard's Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart since its March release. Jessy J (who was playing piano by age four) is currently on tour, with several dates on tap with Michael Bolton in June and July.

 

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I would like to personally thank the Musicians, without you this song

wouldn't be the same!

 

Paul Brown (guitar)

Greg Karukas (keys)

Roberto Vally (bass)

Sergio Gonzales (drums)

Richie Gajate Garcia (percussion)

 

 

And also the incredible people that are working behind the scenes....Peak Records, CMG, East West Media, PB, Deborah Lewow, Chapman, D.Baron Media, and all the awesome people that have been supporting this project from it's inception....

 

Thank you everybody~ our next goal is to get to #1 on Billboard Contemporary Jazz Sales...

 

If you have a moment please check out these two new wonderful reviews... :)

 

http://www.contemporaryjazz.com/reviews/jessyj_tequilamoon.php

 

http://www.rivetingriffs.com/tequla_moon_by_jessy_j,_reviewed_by_riveting_riffs,_protected_by_copyright.htm

 

luv ya mucho!

 

Jessy

www.jessyj.com

www.myspace.com/JessyJSax

 

 

May 7, 2008

Oh my!

Thank Goodness for all the wonderful things that have been happening this past month!

 

I have been blessed with a tremendous amount of press opportunities for Tequila Moon!

 

Television:

 

Live performance of Tequila Moon

 

http://www.mega.tv/Msica_con_la_saxofonista.shtml

 

Live interview on Late Night Talk show (Spanish):

 

http://www.mega.tv/Alexis_entrevista_a_la_s.shtml

 

Interview/performance on Telemundo

More on this to come:

 

Press:

 

A fantastic review in Jazztimes, Jazziz, a feature in Music Connection Magazine and the COVER of JAZZIZ Magazine (May issue) as well as a featured article in People En Espanol (Los 50 Mas Bellos) Special Edition!!!!

 

http://www.jessyj.com/news/blog.php

 

Here are the links to these fantastic opportunities, Enjoy!

 

http://jessyj.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/peopleforweb.jpg

 

http://www.jessyj.com/press/reviews.php

 

 

Love,

Jessy 

www.JessyJ.com

www.Myspace.com/JessyJSax

 

 

April 24, 2008

Miami Beach

 

Hi guys!

I am in Miami Beach this week doing some exciting Latin Press & Promotional Events. The weather is beautifully hot & humid.....Lovin' it! This week I will be performing on some Spanish speaking television shows to promote "Tequila Moon" on Telemundo and Univision, should be a blast! 

 

 

Thank you for your help and awesome support, together we have helped "Tequila Moon" consistently place in the top 20 Contemporary Jazz Sales on Billboard since its release about a month ago. Wow, time flies... and "Tequila Moon" is currently #1 on the R n R indicator chart!!! Absolutely lovin' it!!!

 

 

I hope you have a wonderfully blessed week.

 

ttys,

jessy

 

http://www.JessyJ.com

http://www.myspace.com/JessyJSax

 

 

March 27, 2008

MOVIN’ ON UP!!!

 

Hi Everybody, 

 

How’s it goin’? The Tequila Moon party was so much fun, Spaghettinni’s was a blast, thank you to everyone that made it out!! I have been enjoying this warm and sunny LA weather at the beach and the pool. I hope you guys had a beautiful Easter with your friends and family.

 

Great news! Tequila moon has moved into the top five in radio play at #4 this week on Billboard and #11 in Contemporary Jazz Sales!!!! 

 

Coming up is the amazing Guitars and Saxes tour featuring Gerald Albright, Jeff Lorber, Jeff Golub, & Peter White. I am so thrilled to be a part of this exciting group, our first destination is the Berks Jazz Festival in Pennsylvania, then we will be traveling and performing throughout the US

 

Please check my tour page for the most up to date information:

http://www.jessyj.com/tour/index.php

 

Hope to see you soon,

Love you guys!

 

Jessy

http://www.jessyj.com/

http://myspace.com/JessyJSax

 

 

March 4, 2008

HI EVERYBODY, 

It’s TEQUILA time!!!

 

I can’t believe it’s finally here!!! “Tequila Moon” is available for purchase today!!! 

You can buy it online:

 

ON AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com

MY WEBSITE: http://www.JessyJ.com/store

 

In stores... anywhere CD’s are sold!

 

This is such an incredible day for me! Thank you to everyone that helped this dream come to fruition and of course I would like to thank God for this great joy in my life!

 

My biggest heart-felt thanks to the AWESOME musicians that contributed to this project...

 

Guess What? We received our first review of TEQUILA MOON!.and it’s a good one ☺

 

You can read it now online:

http://www.soundsoftimelessjazz.com/

 

This week has been fantastic!

 

Today I did my first ever television interview in Spanish on CNN en espanol!!! It was great, tomorrow I will be interviewed on Con Chile y Limon a new L.A. lifestyle t.v. show on Channel 22 (kinda like EXTRA or Entertainment tonight) On Wednesday I have a live interview on MAXIM Sirius Radio

 

O.K, with all this being said please go and buy your copy of Tequila Moon TODAY!!!

 

I LUV YA!!!!

 

Jessy J

Tequila Moon

Peak recording artist

www.JessyJ.com

www.myspace.com/JessyJSax

 

 

 

Feb. 26, 2008

Jessy's TEQUILA MOON party!!!!!!

 

Hey Everybody,

 

Terrific NEWS:

 

TEQUILA MOON is #9 in the COUNTRY on Radio and Records!!!!!

 

Wow, I can't believe it!!!! Thank God, everything is going incredibly smoothly....

 

For your FREE download of my radio single "TEQUILA MOON" please click on the link below:

 

http://www.concordmusicgroup.com/media/audio/0-0/

 

Tomorrow I will be attending a press release event at the Playboy Mansion for the Playboy Jazz Festival, I will try to take some pics and post them on my new blog:

 

http://www.jessyj.com/news/blog.php

 

 

O.k. it's almost that time, Tequila Moon will be officially released on Tuesday March 4, 2008. Yay, I can't wait....

 

And if you can't wait either, you can pre-order your own copy on Amazon.com or if you would like to have a personalized autographed copy mailed to your home, please check out the store on my website:

 

http://www.jessyj.com/store/index.php

 

 

CD release info:

It's time to celebrate!

 

Where & When

March 4, 2008 SAN DIEGO, CA

KIFM 98.1 San Diego's Smooth Jazz Station, live interview @ 5PM

BORDERS in store CD signing & Show @ 6PM

&

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Tequila Moon CD Release PARTY!!!!!

Spaghetinni's in Seal Beach

 

Please check my tour page for more details...

http://www.jessyj.com/tour/index.php

 

 

 

Lots of Love,

Jessy

 

www.JessyJ.com

www.Myspace.com/JessyJSax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 19, 2008

CD release info

 

 

Hey Everybody,

Well, just in case you missed Gloria Trevi’s Valentine’s Day acoustic concert on television last week you can still check it out!

You Tube:

http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=iUVu_sLf4Xc 

And I have a special belated Valentines Day gift for all of ya all! A free download of my new single Tequila Moon:

Available:

http://www.concordmusicgroup.com/media/audio/0-0/

O.k. it’s almost that time, Tequila Moon will be officially released on Tuesday March 4, 2008. Yay, I can’t wait….

And if you can’t wait either, you can pre-order your own copy on Amazon.com or if you would like to have a personalized autographed copy mailed to your home, please check out the store on my website:

http://www.jessyj.com/store/index.php

 

CD release info:

It’s time to celebrate!

 

Where & When

March 4, 2008 SAN DIEGO, CA

KUSI San Diego Morning News @ 8:45AM

KIFM 98.1 San Diego’s Smooth Jazz Station, live interview @ 5PM

BORDERS in store CD signing & Show @ 6PM

                                                                       

&

 

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Tequila Moon CD Release PARTY!!!!!

Spaghetinni’s in Seal Beach

Please check my tour page for more details…

http://www.jessyj.com/tour/index.php

Lots of Love,

Jessy

 

www.JessyJ.com

www.Myspace.com/JessyJSax

 

 

Feb. 12, 2008

Jessy on T.V.!!!

 

Hello Everyone!

 

Awesome news! “Tequila Moon” the single has moved into the top twenty on Smooth Jazz Radio and Records!!!!  Yay, I am so happy and blessed today! I would like to thank my incredible team, Steve Chapman, Deborah Lewow, Paul Brown, Peak Records and the Concord Music Group J

 

Other news!

I just found out that I will be performing on Univision (Spanish speaking channel) this afternoon with Gloria Trevi & on Telemundo’s fastest growing late night talk show, “Mas Vale Tarde”

 

Specifics:

 

“Mas Vale Tarde” Thursday (Valentine’s Day)  @ 11pm on Telemundo- channel 29 in Los Angeles

 

“Univision News” Tuesday Feb 12 @ 6pm on Univision- channel 12 in Los Angeles

 

We will be performing songs from Gloria Trevi’s upcoming tour, which is starting off with a bang at the Universal (Gibson) Amphitheatre located near Universal Studios this Friday, Feb 15. Please check my new Tour Page for more detailed information….

http://www.jessyj.com/tour/index.php

 

 

Much Love to you all! The Grammy’s were a blast to watch, can’t wait for my new CD, “Tequila Moon” debut release on Tuesday March 4, 2008

 

I am also debuting my brand new website today!!

Please check it out if you have a moment…. http:www.jessyj.com

 

I hope you have a blessed week!

 

One giant Kiss!

Jessy

 

www.jessyj.com

www.myspace.com/jessyjsax

 

 

 

Feb.7, 2008

New Booking info

 

Hey guys,

I happy to annouce that Agency for the Performing Arts, or APA, will be representing me in the fields of talent (music, acting, etc.).

For bookings please Contact:

 

Josh Humiston

Agency for the Performing Arts

405 South Beverly Drive

Beverly Hills. CA  90212

310-888-4200  office

310-888-4242  Fax

jhum@apa-agency.com

 

And some more good news soon to be announced...

 

Lots of Love and muchos besos!

Jessy 

www.jessyj.com

www.myspace.com/jessyjsax 

 

 

 

 

Jan. 28, 2008

Smooth Jazz Cruise

 

Hello everyone! It was such a pleasure to cruise aboard the Westerdam Holland America along with Wayman Tisdale and the Smooth Jazz Superstars! It was a joy meeting so many new and friendly faces. I hope to keep in touch with all my new friends! 

 

Great news! Tequila Moon has debuted on the Radio and Records top 30 chart, thank you to all of those incredible fans that have been calling in to request it!

 

My new CD Tequila Moon will be available in stores on March 4 and is available for pre-order on Amazon. I will also be debuting my new website very soon, please check back often to see the latest....

 

hugs,

Jessy

 

www.jessyj.com

www.myspace.com/jessyjsax

 

 

Jan. 7, 2008

JESSY J on the RADIO!!!!!

 

Happy 2008 everyone! I am so grateful to announce my first single “Tequila Moon” is on the radio! Please contact your local smooth jazz station to request it....

 

Also, coming up this month I have some wonderful opportunities to perform in Las Vegas, with Michael Bolton in Palm Springs and on the Wayman Tisdale Smooth Jazz Cruise. I am really looking forward to these amazing events, and I can’t wait to see you all very soon. Until then, wishing you blessings for a wonderful and unforgettable 2008!!!

 

LOTS-A- LUV,

 

Jessy J

www.jessyj.com

www.myspace.com/jessyjsax

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