Musical prodigy Jessy J began her journey on the piano at age four, and she enjoyed an active career as a competitive artist, traveling to perform at major conferences, competitions, and festivals. By the age of 15 Jessy was named Piano State Champion, at the Bela Bartok festival in California. At the same time Jessy was also enjoying a successful saxophone career, performing in many state honor bands, including the Grammy Band, and international festivals like the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
Fluent in Spanish, the Samba rhythms of Cannonball Adderley's collaborations with Sergio Mendez awakened her Latin Roots. The "sound of the music" called to her and encouraged her to explore. As a teen she studied the recordings of Cannonball Adderley and a lifelong love affair with Jazz began.
Jessy was accepted on scholarship to University of Southern California and graduated as the "Most Outstanding Jazz Student" of her class. Since then, she went on to tour the nation in various capacities and has served as member of the Henry Mancini Jazz Orchestra and the Hispanic Musician Association (HMA) Jazz Orchestra.
Extending her skills from the dance floor, Jessy J danced and played in London and Japan with the Tony and Emmy award- winning company Blast! Intertwining various forms of creative expression was a natural fit for this vibrant artisan.
At 26, Jessy has already worked professionally with the World's most popular artists including Jessica Simpson, Michael Buble, Burt Bacharach, the Temptations, and she is currently on tour with Michael Bolton playing sax and singing back up vocals.
Jessy's extreme desire and ambitions have placed her on the "fast track" to success. She has recently finished a smooth jazz project produced by the "Baby Face of Smooth Jazz", Paul Brown and was hand selected by musical genius Paquito D'Rivera to perform alongside him at Carnegie Hall for an event featuring "tomorrows star musicians". Not only have these two multiple Grammy award winning artists sung her praise, she is currently being hailed as "Sexy, irresistible, sensible, the upcoming sax star, soulful, delightful, top notch, fresh, and terrific!".
In addition to performing alongside Paul Brown on his album projects and tours, Peak Records is proud to announce the release of this up and coming sax start with her debut recording, Tequila Moon in March, 2008.
Make sure you watch out for the one others are already talking about... Jessy J.