Archive for August 18th, 2014

The Blu J’z – Feeling The Moment

The Blu J’Z is a group founded by guitarist, composer, and vocalist Reggie Silva. His son Richard Silva (saxophonist) joined the band a short time later. Further members are his brother Joe Silva (saxophonist, vocalist, percussion), Julian Molina (bass), Ricky Gonzalez (rhythm guitar), and Juan Chevalier (drummer, vocalist). All are performing in Fresno’s jazz music scene.

The band already opened for Fred Yonnett, David Sanborn, Bob James, Brian Culbertson, Boney James and Patrick Lamb. Even some popular smooth jazz magazines have spread the word. 2001 was the debut of their CD Feeling The Moment, which is still the only release.

The album starts with Keepin It Tight. The first impression of a committed band, in which the shares of the involved musicians are equally important. Beside the above mentioned musicians Darrell Devaurs is joining this recording as pianist, keyboardist and supplier of additional strings.

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