Sun August 11, 2024

One of contemporary jazz’s top saxophonists


Doors: 6:30 PM   Show: 7:00 PM

Jessy J® was born in Portland, Oregon and raised in Hemet, California. Of Mexican-American descent, her father is from Mexico and her mother is a native Texan. She began playing piano at the age of four and at the age of 15, at the Béla Bartók Festival, she won the Piano State Championship. Jessy also honed her skills as a saxophonist in state honored bands, such as the Grammy Band, and played internationally in festivals like the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Earning a scholarship to University of Southern California, she obtained a degree in jazz studies and was named the "Most Outstanding Jazz Student".

While attending USC Jessy auditioned and was selected to join Disney as a member of the All American College Band two years in a row and is now honored as a member of Disney's Magic Music Days Hall of Fame.

After graduating from USC, she worked in the studio with Michael Bublé. She toured with The Temptations, Jessica Simpson, Michael Bolton, and Seal.  She has also performed and recorded with Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Chance the Rapper, Robin Thicke, Anita Baker, Idina Mendel, Andra Day, Maxwell, Joe Sample, Harvey Mason and Ray Parker Jr.

Jessy J’s recording career took off with her 2009 cd release, “Tequila Moon”.  The album hit the #1 spot on the Billboard Jazz chart while the first single, "Tropical Rain", reached the top of the Groove Jazz Music chart and also took the #1 spot on the Smooth Jazz Top 20 Countdown, as well as the R&R and Billboard Jazz charts.

In 2011, Jessy's album Hot Sauce debuted at number one on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart and was featured in People Espanol and Latina magazine. The album includes performances by Jazz Legends Joe Sample, Harvey Mason, and Ray Parker Jr.

Jessy has released 7 solo albums and has 13 top Billboard charting singles. A new collection of songs will be released in 2022.