She is one of the bright new stars of contemporary jazz and has a new album set to release on September 10 titled Second Chances. Her name is Jessy J and she plays the saxophone, piano and is a singer and songwriter. This 10 song disc is filled with jazz and Latin rythms with R&B grooves. Jeff Lorber, Norman Brown, Jimmy Haslip and Johnny Brit join her on this project that she produced. This is her fourth release. She debuted in 2008 with her award winning album Tequila Moon.
This CD features some very nice tunes including: Listen 2 The Groove, Tango For Two, Double Trouble and a taste of New Orleans called Mambo Gumbo. She does her take on Roberta Flack's classic Feel Like Makin Love and she pays tribute to Sergio Mendes by recording his song Magalenha. Jessy J has her own style of saxophone playing, but she has learned from some of the great musicians of all time including: Grover Washington, Jr, and Cannonball Adderley among others.
She has said that she likes to play music that people will recognize and connect to and be familiar with. She also wants to play music that is original and inspires people to create new memories. She has definitely done that on this project. I know that I enjoyed what I've heard on Second Chances and I know that others will too. Jessy J has a CD release party scheduled for Tuesday, September 8 at 6pm at H.O.M.E. The address is 430 N. Camden Drive in Beverly Hills and the phone number is 310-271-4663. Check out Jessy J's website at http://www.jessyj.com.