Sax player Jessy J burst onto the contemporary jazz scene in 2008, blending her love for Latin rhythms and jazz on her chart-topping, award-winning debut album Tequila Moon. Jessy earned the Radio & Records 'Debut Artist of The Year' Award and Contemporary Jazz 'Song of the Year' by Both R & R and Billboard for the title track, all which held the # 1 spot on the chart for eight weeks. The talented saxophonist, pianist, singer and songwriter has worked with everyone from The Temptations to Michael Bublé , and she has been developing her musical voice since she was very young.
Second Chances (her 4th release), is due out on Shanachie Entertainment on September 10, 2013 and the album features collaborations with Grammy Award-nominated keyboardist-producer Jeff Lorber, Grammy Award-winning guitarist Norman Brown, renowned bassist Jimmy Haslip (formerly with The Yellowjackets) and legendary pianist Joe Sample.
The album contains ten songs; eight originals and two covers Including the Roberta Flack hit "Feel Like Makin 'Love" and the Sergio Mendes classic "Magalenha." Jessy shares, "I like to play music that people will recognize and connect to and be familiar with and also play music that's original, that 'really inspires creates new memories."
Upcoming tour dates: 9/01 - Albuquerque, NM @ Crowne Plaza // 9/07 - Austin, TX @ Riverbend Centre // 9/14 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia @ KL Jazz Fest // 9/22 - Temecula, CA @ Thornton Winery // 9/28 - Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas @ Jazz Fest // 10 / 05 - San Jacinto, CA @ Esplanade Arts Center // 10/26 - Riverside, CA @ Fox Perf Arts Center // 10/27 - Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Jazz Fest // 11/06 - Seal Beach, CA @ Spaghettini // 11/30 - Seal Beach, CA @ Spaghettini // 12/06 - Bari, Italy @ Italian Jazz Fest // 01/04 - Chicago, IL @ The Montrose Room