With the release of her upcoming new album “Live at Yoshi’s – 10 Year Anniversary Special,” Jessy J celebrates a remarkable decade since she brought her sizzling beats, dynamic Latin and samba rhythms with sensual melodies to contemporary jazz via her #1 hit debut album Tequila Moon. This new CD will be recorded live at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in Oakland, Ca. on January 28, 2018. Tickets are $28 (standard) and $49 (premier seating with meet and greet) and can be purchased at www.yoshis.com.
The recording of this CD is a festive celebration of the 10-year anniversary of “Tequila Moon,” which propelled a remarkable career for the saxophonist. Recording the Yoshi’s Jazz Club event with her powerhouse band will capture the essence of Jessy J, which fans know is most readily heard when she commands a live performance. Performing with Jessy will be longtime band members, drummer Iajhi Hampden and bassist Frank Abraham. Keyboardist/pianist Jay Rowe and guitarist Michael Angel will round out her group at the Yoshi’s concert.
“I’m excited to commemorate this experience with my fans, as they will have the opportunity to be heard and seen in the live CD and video taping of this exclusive show,” said Jessy.
Following in the tradition of other jazz greats – including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Pat Martino, Joe Pass and Arturo Sandoval – who have released albums recorded at the historic Oakland venue, the charismatic saxophonist will harness the excitement and spontaneity of her live performances. The set list will include her classic hits like “Tequila Moon,” “Tropical Rain” and “Hot Sauce,” along with several songs fresh to her eclectic repertoire.
“I felt like a live album would be the perfect way to mark the 10th anniversary of ‘Tequila Moon,’ because I love performing live and it presents a completely different experience than my studio albums, with exciting interactions with the audience and the spirited ensemble action with my band,” said Jessy, whose previous releases include “True Love” (2009), “Hot Sauce” (2011), “Second Chances” (2013), “My One and Only One” (2015) and “California Christmas” (2016).
The album release will be supported by several concert appearances in the United States and will be sold online at various retailers. Find out more about Jessy’s Pledge Music Campaign and tour information at JessyJ.com.
Upcoming Tour Schedule:
Jan 27- Humphrey’s Backstage Live, San Diego, CA
Jan 28- Yoshi’s Jazz Club, Oakland, CA
March 21- South Jazz Club, Philadelphia PA
March 22- South Jazz Club, Philadelphia PA
March 25- St. James Live Jazz Club, Atlanta, GA
April 7- Palmer Jazz Festival, Alaska
April 25- Las Cruces Jazz Festival, NM
April 28- Smooth Jazz for Scholars, Milford, CT
June 23- UTEP Recital Hall El Paso, TX
June 29- San Diego Jazz Festival, San Diego, CA