Tioga Jazzfest

Courtesy of Tioga Town Center


Press Release

Gainesville, Florida
March 22, 2010

The inaugural TIOGA JAZZFEST will be held Sunday, November 14th, 2010 in the new Town Square at the award-winning Tioga Town Center! The event will feature National Recording Artist and jazz guitarist, Nate Najar, and will be headlined by smooth jazz superstar and saxophonist, Jessy J.

True Love. With these two perfectly chosen words, Jessy J has, in unveiling the title of her second Peak Records release, captured the blazing emotions of her legions of fans across the U.S. and Latin America who made her the breakout genre star of 2008.

With her sizzling mix of hot beats, Latin and samba rhythms, instantly captivating melodies and model looks, this Mexican American saxophonist/singer proved quite the sensation with her debut CD Tequila Moon–earning her such accolades as Radio and Records Debut Artist of The Year and contemporary jazz song of the year by R&R and Billboard for the title track, which stayed perched at #1 for an incredible eight weeks. Adding to this multi-talented rising star was her cover story in Jazziz Magazine, features in People Espanol, and JazzTimes, to name a few, plus numerous television appearances and radio interviews.

Jessy has also been making urban jazz fans across the U.S. dance up a storm these past two years as a featured performer with genre greats Gerald Albright, Peter White, Jeff Lorber, Euge Groove and Jeff Golub on the popular 2008-2009 editions of the all-star Guitars and Saxes tours. She has also headlined with her own band several times at the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival and at such events as the City of Lights Jazz and Rhythm & Blues Festival in Las Vegas and the 98.1 Anniversary Gaslamp Festival in San Diego. This burgeoning slate of shows complements her extensive schedule in the pop and Latin music worlds, where she continues to tour as saxophonist and backing vocalist for pop great Michael Bolton and has played extensively with two of Mexicos most popular artists, Gloria Trevi (aka The Madonna of Mexico) and Armando Manzanero (whom Jessy calls the Mancini of Mexico).

[Quote] After the success of Tequila Moon, it was inevitable that many fans would ask me, ok, so what is next? Where do you go from number 1?[End quote] says Jessy. [quote] But I never really worried about that pressure because I knew my approach would be to simply dig deeper into my essence as a person, songwriter and musician. My goal was to convey my True Love by putting 100 percent of my heart and soul into every note, every session and every song. As the journey of this new album unfolded, I discovered something amazing, a little secret I will now share: after all this romantic searching, I realize now that my True Love is actually my lifelong passion for music. Its a joy and an honor to have the opportunity to share more and more of this with the world as the years unfold. [end quote] For more information on Jessy, go to: www.jessyj.com

Ticket and Sponsorship information will be made available shortly.

For more information on the TIOGA JAZZFEST please contact Mark Nordman at 352-339-3285.

Producer Charitable Partner
Mark C. Nordman Catholic Charities
President, M&H Productions Gainesville, Florida
Gainesville, Florida Steve Henneka
352-339-3285 352-372-0294 x 18

By Mark Nordman

3:26 pm, March 24, 2010