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Hybrid Jazz From Trish Hennessey - with Jackiem Joyner!

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The cool thing about Jackiem Joyner - among an ARRAY of Cool Things - is that he has both North and South in his soul.  So - therefore - there is MORE Soul to go around ;)  Born in Virginia, he attended high school in upstate New York.  It was there that he showed vast promise - as a multiple recipient of the NAACP "Youth in Achievement" Award.  There was a program in place, named "Act So."  Statewide, Jackiem won accolades fo three years.  What does that tell you about predicting a young man's future?

There is so much artistry bubbling inside of this triple threat saxman!  Having worked with so many of those considered Jazz and R & B royalty, it was bound to rub off.  You know what George Duke would have said?  He would say that Jackiem rubbed off on HIM.  God rest him, Jackiem was in George's sphere, too.  Angela Bofill, too.  She was instrumental in making sure that this talented, Gospel-raised musician was introduced to some privotal giants some years back.  With EVERY introduction, our guest learned the way that humble and deeply feeling artists DO.  Marcus Johnson and Keiko Matsui would tell you :)  Steve Oliver and Nick Colionne, too - they're on Jackiem's sixth album - and they are cooking with GAS!

Actually, ALL of "Main Street Beat" does!  You can feel the inspiration of Jackiem's little girl in every note - "Trinity" was in the studio much of the time when Dad was working.  And that's the first single,  Named after a precious mini-Jackiem who energized and re-invigorated the concept of this new work.  Mack Avenue must be clapping their hands - as I imagine Trinity does - when she is especially happy :)  Jazzapatin', Syncolatin', Move-a-matin' - those are three words that came to mind in describing this CD!  Find your own on 7/5!  

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