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November 23, 2010
Nov 22, 2010
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
This year I am most thankful for my Father's cancer remission and a beautiful family. Its been rough at times, but we've made it through. I feel like its in these moments that our true character is formed, when we're faced with adversity. I'm learning how to SMILE in every situation :)
(I didn't say it's easy, but I'm trying, LOL)
Hope you have a wonderfully blessed Holiday Season with your loved ones....Gobble Gobble!
Do it with Love, TRUE LOVE
Come to my Birthday Bash
Click for your chance to win 2 VIP tickets, dinner for 2 at Spaghetini's Jazz Club in Seal Beach, CA and also Hotel accommodations at Ayers Hotel. (must be 21 to enter). It takes place December 19.
Pre-order your 2011 calendar today by clicking here!
En Espanol http://www.jessyj.com/esp
Nov 5 2010
Can you believe it's almost the end of the year? Time flies so fast when you’re havin fun!!! And Jazz is definitely FUN!!!
If you wanna keep the fun alive all year long in 2011 be the first to invest in:
My Jazz Calendar 2011 Limited Edition. Click here to pre-order yours now! ;)
It has pics from season to season and will keep you up to date all YEAR LONG!!!
Coming up this weekend we’ll be in Denver, CO. then heading over the Kiwah Islands for Earl Klugh’s weekend of Jazz!
Other events include KYOT CD Party in Phoenix, AZ, and a jazz festival in Tioga, Florida (stocking up on frequent flyer miles is my other hobby!!)
Hope you stay beautifully happy and blessed,
Oct 7 , 2010
It’s time to slide into those fun and fantastic Fall Boots!!!! I love the changes in season and although I miss the hot days in the pool, I have been enjoying these cool Autumn nights. Hope you’ve had a chance to snuggle up with a good book, movie or date :)
These are some of the things that have been going on with me:
Recently, I was so honored to receive~ an ASCAPLUS writing award~
You can Read all About it by clicking here...
Also signed with New Management
New Album Update
And I’m back in the studio with Paul Brown!!!
The tracks are smoldering Brazilian Jazz…you’re gonna dig it.
Excited to be performing in Southern California this FALL.
Can't wait to see you all very soon!
Con mucho Amor y gusto tambien,
August 13, 2010
Pb n J Summer!
Hello beautiful jazzy people!
It's Been A Summer Storm!
How’s your summer goin' so far?
Well, we have been jazzin up a “Storm” with Norman Brown’s Summer Storm~
The band is smokin!!!! Norman Brown, Phil Perry, Brenda Russell, and Gail Jhonson, just to name a few! Here’s some fun pics from our previous shows…
Performing the Anthem for the Padres
Also, had a blast performing the "National Anthem" for the Padres in San Diego!
Working on my next album!
This summer has been a great time to reconnect with friends and family including my mentor and producer, Paul Brown. Lately we’ve been in the creative stages, writing and recording music.
We’re about half way through my third album!! I can’t believe how fast time flies. I can still remember when I was waiting for "Tequila Moon" to be released, a little over 2 years ago!
I know you guys are gonna luv the new album! It has a kinda funky Brazilian jazz vibe to it with some Paul Brown guitars, sizzilin' sax and fun vocals too!
9th Annual River Raisin Jazz Festival
Gardena Jazz Festival
Click here for a list of all of my upcoming shows.
Be blessed and creative,
July 13, 2010
So excited to be performing at Yoshi’s San Fran for the very first time this weekend! We’d love to see you if you’re in the area.
Also coming up this week
Jazz at the Beach at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre just outside of San Diego
Fox 5 Morning News in San Diego
La Costa Resort
I just got back from Mazatlan, Mexico with my family and it was such a blast I stayed at the Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay and LOVED it!! You can read all about it here on my blog!
Lastly I wanted to share with you the joyful part about being an artist…recently I was touched by this kind note:
Just wanted to Thank You!! Two Years Ago, you played the Jazz Fest in San Antonio, TX. My daughter met you backstage and you told her she was beautiful and she has never forgotten it. 2 weeks after she saw you, she ended up in the hospital and almost lost her life due to an infection in her heart. I can tell you that as she laid in PICU , she said, "Dad, we're gonna miss the JazzFest".....it broke my heart, but Thank God She's completely healed now....she starts school in August has has elected to learn how to play SAX!!!!!!! I think you had a little to do with that and I am GRATEFUL to you. May God continue to Bless you as you inspire other young girls around the world to pursue their dreams.“
How’s it goin? I’m having a fun summer with friends and family- as some of you already know my dad has miraculously survived cancer! We are very happy and blessed for his health.
Also, had an opportunity to visit with my Mom for Mothers Day and see my sister too!
Comin up this weekend I am joyed to announce our concert in Tucson!
Sunday, May 30th, 2010 7:00 PM
Tucson Jazz Society @ the Loews Venana Canyon Resort
7000 North Resort Drive
Tucson, AZ 85750
Also I’ll be doing a special interview on "The Morning Blend" on KGUN-9 in Tucson, this Friday at 11am.
Please tune into KYOT for your chance to win tickets and even a free CD this week:
Other Great News! TRUE LOVE is coming up the charts!!
Debuting at an impressive #25 on the R & R monitored chart this week, please help us reach #1 this summer by calling your local radio station to request "TRUE LOVE" today!
Here’s some more fun for ya:
New mobile website
Check us out on Pandora
Hope you get to have some fun in the sun this week!
Sending ya all my love!
May 23, 2010
According to Billboard Magazine, by 2011 music downloads will exceed the number of CD’s purchased! Why don’t we join forces in revolutionizing the way people experience MUSIC? Join me on facebook, twitter, reverbnation, youtube and all the other social media networks that make daily interaction between fans and artists a community~ I'm there everyday sharing my life's experiences…whether I'm practicing, writing, getting ready for a show, or kickin it in the pool- I'll tell ya all about it here:
It's all about staying connected and these are just a few examples of the new "revolution" that is taking place. I'm excited to be in these new times and am ready to embrace the future...I am thankful for the opportunity to be able to connect easily with fans in Brazil, London, Tokyo and France :8)
VOTE **Today and Tomorrow for TRUE LOVE!!!!
on Allen Kepler's Smooth Jazz Top 20 feedback track:
Click here to vote!
Listen to The WAVE in Los Angeles and KIFM in San Diego to hear my very first commercial on air!
OVATION CELL THERAPY
I seriously LOVE this product! Check it out for yourself and enter "KIFM" or "The Wave" at check out to receive a special Money savings discount!
Come see my band live at the FOX theater this SATURDAY APRIL 10 @ 7PM
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS!
“We can not escape our destiny, we were created for a special purpose”
Recently I had the privilege of hanging out with QUINCEY JONES at a Jazz event in LOS ANGELES.
We had a wonderful time hearing stories and sharing perspectives on the music BIZ!
Be happily blessed,
Jessy J TV http://www.youtube.com/amolear
En Espanol http://www.JessyJ.com/esp
Features the #1 Song of the Year Tequila Moon
They call me "Jazzy"
Hiya! Some people say Jazzy J instead of Jessy J , LOL
We had a fantastic time performing at the Berks Jazz Fest, Seabreeze Jazz fest, and the Fox Riverside Theater…if you missed the shows you can check out some of the videos here!
Berks “Sin Ti”
Berks “Tropical Rain”
Check out my Commercials!
Also I’ve really been enjoying doing on-air radio commercial spots for OVATION CELL THERAPY- I love it!
Pictures from Recent Shows!
It was a true blessing to be with so many adoring Jazz lovers over the past few weeks:
Latina Style Magazine Cover Story; Latinas in the Jazz World Feb 2010
"She’s Latina, and plays the sax and sings and dances, and has that particular passion and rhythm.’ It’s very rewarding to be the kind of artist that reflects what I really am: I am a Latina, and I’m very proud of my parents and where they came from and how hard they worked to provide opportunities for my sister and me.”
Jazziz Magazine On Disc; True Love Spring 2010
"...evokes the sun-kissed shores of Bahia…moonlit fantasies of a romantic rendezvous set again a tropical backdrop."
Press Enterprise Newspaper Up Front; A Decision for a Lifetime April 9, 2010
“We just want to create a space for people to enjoy life and have fun.”
Hope you all stay happy & blessed…
April 2, 2010
My new single, “TRUE LOVE” is being released across the nation ~ please contact your local radio station to play it today!
I was just featured on the cover of Latina Style Magazine!
Java Jazz Fest:
Being in a third world country reminded me how fortunate we are to live in a place with so many amenities. Simple things like drinking water or air conditioning can easily be taken for granted.
I also found that the Indonesian fans were completely sweet and embraced our culture…upon arriving in Jakarta we were invited to a special Dinner Party at the US Embassy.
READ more about it here….
Coming up I’ll be jamming in the United Kingdom with Mindi Abair!
The Awesome Berks Jazz Fest
Our show an April 3 has been postponed, sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Jessy J TVhttp://www.youtube.com/amolear
En Espanol http://www.JessyJ.com/esp
Features the #1 Song of the Year Tequila Moon
Join the fan club today!
March 9, 2010
Morning of the Carnival from "True Love" by Jessy J
March 1, 2010
Here's a long distance hug from me to you. I'm in Toronto, Canada doing a string of Valentine's Day shows with friends. I hope you have a special and romantic Valentine's with lots of chocolate and amor.
This Valentine's, spend time with your loved ones and let them know they're appreciated. I appreciate you! My True Love and Passion is music.
Click here to purchase a copy of True Love! Or stop by your closest CD Store to pick up a copy for that special someone in time for Valentine's Day.
Feb 3, 2010
My Funny Valentine
Funny, this Year I am blessed with 5 VALENTINES Day concerts!!! Iâ€™m gonna be all loved out by the time Feb 14 rolls around!! Just jokingâ€¦ Hope to see you in Detroit, Toledo, Toronto, Long Beach or San Diego soon!
Feb 8- San Diego, Borders- Rancho Carmel @ 7pm + an exclusive perform on FOX 5 Feb 11- Toronto (Canada) Old Mill @ 8pm Feb 12- Detroit, Seldom Blue @ 8pm Feb 13- Perrysburg (near Toledo) @ 8pm Feb 14- Long Beach, Terrace Theatre @ 7pm
Exciting News: The Official Line Up for Norm Brownâ€™s Summer Storm has been announced!! Norman Brown, Brenda Russell, Phil Perry, Me on the Sax, and featuring the lovely Gail Jhonson on Keysâ€¦.canâ€™t wait to hit the Roadâ€¦.Iâ€™m ready to go!
Grammy Week was super FUN! I had an opportunity to catch up with the hottest female band on the planet! Beyonceâ€™s band including my girls- Tia Fuller on Sax and Kim Thompson on Drums! WE went to a special â€œEstelleâ€concert on Friday night at Paramount Studiosâ€¦and danced the night awayâ€¦
But the Fun didnâ€™t stop thereâ€¦ ON Sunday at the Grammy Pre-Telecast Awards I ran into some great Grammy nominated musical friends like Philippe Sais, Gerald Clayton, Boney James and the entire Grammy Award Winning Team at Concord Records! Whom I also had the pleasure of sitting with at the Grammyâ€™s
You can check it all out here! http://www.jessyj.com/blog/index.php
And if that wasnâ€™t enough fun packed actionâ€¦.last week I also had the HUGE HONOR of recording with one of my Saxophone Heroes, KIRK WHALUM. We recorded a Duet for his upcoming â€œTribute to Donny Hathawayâ€album- it will be released in August.
Hope to see you soon! Be blessed & Happy V- Day!
Jan 17, 2010
Do you have a Passport?
Well its time to get one! Come join us for a fun and adventurous Tour!!
This year is filled with some Awesome International Performances:
Weâ€™ll be visiting Jakarta, Indonesia, London, Toronto and also some other surprise locations!!!
Also Excited to Announce, the â€œTRUE LOVEâ€music video, directed by lori Stoll:
New updates on my website:
Fabulous new Press section featuring over 20 new press articles from Saxophone Journal, Jazztimes, Jazziz, Billboard, and much, much more!
This month being home has been invaluable- I received some inspiration from my Great mentor and friend, Jeff Clayton- he says that â€œyou need space in order to be creativeâ€and he is so right! I am thankful and blessed for such wonderful people in my life. I am also very happy to announce that the Clayton Brothers are nominated for a Grammy this Year along with another marvelous musician Chris Botti! I hope they all win!! Also at the Latin Grammyâ€™s my dear friend and writing partner (Llegaste Tu) Paullina Aguirre and Producer- Pablo Aguirre were both recipients of Latin Grammies!!! Congratulations to you all! You are an inspiration ☺
Wising you a prosperous and Fabulous 2010!
Jan 12, 2010
True Love Music Video
Jan 10, 2010
Set a New Trend in 2,000 and 10 !!
May your goodness continue to bloom throughout the coming YEAR!! Wishing you good Health, prosperity, Joy, and New Beginnings in 2010.
2009 has been full of new opportunities and rich in blessings. I am thankful for a Wonderful Year and also for your terrific support!
What will the rhythm of your YEAR look like? How will you move towards your destiny and what steps will you take to make it a reality?
Lets work on our goals together and accomplish Great Things.