Archive for May 8th, 2022

Jessy J – Blue

Jessy-J-BlueI have been following American saxophonist Jessy J for years at http://www.smothjazz.eu. Jessy was born in Oregon to a Mexican father and an American mother. She grew up in Southern California, where Latin, jazz and pop were covered.

Musically, she was influenced by Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Grover Washington, Jr., Sergio Mendes, Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan. So there was clearly a Latin side to her musical background, which she showed extensively in her first albums.

After graduating from USC in jazz, she recorded and toured with Michael Bublé, Jessica Simpson, The Temptations and Michael Bolton. But as an actress, dancer and saxophonist, she was on stage in the 2004 Broadway show “Blast!

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