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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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The Blu J’z – Feeling the Moment

Feeling the MomentWithin a year of continued promotion, The Blu J’z has already “created a buzz” in the Smooth Jazz media circuit by means of airplay, recognition on magazines, and was recently asked to open up for Paul Taylor and Marion Meadows at the Tower Theater in Fresno, California (July 12, 2014). For the past 2 years they have been given the opportunity to open up for other renowned smooth jazz/ jazz artists like Boney James (2012), David Sanborn, Bob James, Brian Culbertson, Fredric Yonnet, and Patrick Lamb (2013).

The Blu J’z specialize in performing originals from their album Feelin the Moment along with other smooth jazz cover tunes. What sparks the DJ’s, promoters, and listeners is our hooky melodies and diverse styles that intermingle with funk , pop, rock, jazz, Latin and rhythm and blues. Just like the great sounds of the Rippingtons, Sypro Gyra, Fourplay, and other great bands, The Blu J’z are ready to showcase their unique sound and to do what they love while giving the audience an entertaining experience. In other words, to hear The Blu J’z is like a breath of fresh air.

Feeling the Moment is available in all stores. We recommend you CDBaby.