Archive for December 1st, 2009

J Sylvester – Inside Out

J Sylvester explores the Contemporary Jazz field in his first ever debut CD Inside Out under PobamMusic LLC, one of the most soul-filled, upcoming neo-jazz saxophonists. He was inspired by such saxophonists like Johnny Griffin, Dexter Gordon, Stanley Turrentine, Hank Crawford, Grover Washington Jr., David Sanborn, Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, and Everett Harp. J Sylvester’s has worked hard to establish a style of his own. His CD Inside Out exudes his passion from the first track to the last. Audiences are going to be easily seduced by the tone of his instrument.

He learned from such saxophonists as the legendary Fred Ford (Founder of PobamMusic), Dr. Bill Heard, Donald Hayes,  Pat Register, Rock Williams and Rod Allen. He would later go on to learn from local jazz guitarist Marlon Branch and keyboardist Tony Black.

J Sylvester moved from Memphis, Tennessee to Houston, Texas to further advance his career as a professional saxophonist.  Since his arrival to Houston, J. Sylvester has the honor of performing on stages of Scott Gertner’s Skybar, The Red Cat Jazz Café, 57 West and Grooves Restaurant and Lounge and performing with local musicians such as the incomparable Kyle Turner, Dean James, and The Joe Carmouche Band. Signed to PobamMusic, his eponymous debut album Inside Out was released July 2009 and is on sale at CDBaby.