The J stands for jazz. Jessy J graduated as the "Most Outstanding Jazz
Student" of her class at the University of Southern California. This amazing mix of female attractiveness, finest education and professional
talent facilitated her speedy performance in the all-star Guitars and
Saxes tours and also with GRAMMY-wining guitarist Norman Brown and his
Summer Storm Tour. She also performed at the Dubai International Jazz
Festival, at the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, at the
Pizza Express in London and we will welcome her next month at the
Smooth Jazz Festival in Augsburg, Germany.
Currently she is touring with guitarist Paul Brown, her mentor and
the producer of her solo albums
Tequila Moon (2008),
(2009) and the upcoming Hot Sauce. Further musicians on
this precious album are Ray Parker Jr. (guitar), Joe Sample, Gregg
Karukas (keyboards) and Harvey Mason (drums). Jessy announces: “My
previous recording, True Love, was an instrumental pop album,”
she says. “This time I had a chance to work with some legendary
musicians, and I believe I was able to show my growth as an artist.”
Remember The Night is inspired by the music of soul singer
D'Angelo. With great finesse Paul Brown mixed the urban beat with
smooth guitar loops and creates the right environment for Jessy's
sophisticated sax show.
With Rio Grande she opens the door to her Latin heritage
integrating Mexican chords into her saxophone interpretation.
“I’m really proud to be a Latina role model. It’s such a rich culture,
and I have an affinity to music from both sides of the border.”
Hot Sauce in the style of Steve Oliver's Chips and Salsa serves
Latin flavors in a jazzy way. Rainbow Gold unites top-notch
musicians like Joes Sample, Ray Parker Jr. and Harvey Mason to an
irresistible jam session. 'Till You Make Up Your Mind is pure
mellow romantic music combining Jessy's appealing sax with Ray
Parker's lyrical acoustic guitar play.
¡Hola! ¿Qué pasa With Meant To Be Jessy J allures with a
brilliant sax solo garnished on a Spanish salad. We Kissed is
Jessy's vocal and saxual Stan Getz tribute. “I originally
approached it as an instrumental track and was thinking specifically
of his airy, vintage sound. Later, Paul wrote the lyrics.”
With Leave Right Now Jessy J adds her own dreamy contribution
to the romantic love songs. Ideal for the first dance by the bride on
every wedding. Duke Ellington's jazz ballade In A Sentimental
Mood is presented by jazz and soul singer Saunders Sermons in the
style of Ella Fitzgerald. Stunning authentic.
On Last Night Jessy J ultimately jams with
piano-legend Joe Sample and guitar-hero Ray Parker Jr.. The recording
with Joe was all done in just one take,” says Jessy. “We had to edit
because the track was originally almost 15 minutes long – there was so
much juicy material that we just couldn’t stop.” With two
encores this tune clocks for more than 8 minutes!
With Hot Sauce Jessy J exhibits new musical elements in her
performance like Latin music and soulful jazz appealing with her
sensual diversity beyond the genre.