About the Artist Jazz doesn’t always come easy growing up in the dusty plains of West Texas, but that’s where it all began for Tom Braxton. Lubbock, Texas is an unlikely environment for a boy to dream of being a jazz musician. Fortunately, Tom had a direct link to this creative art form through his dad, James ("J.T.") Braxton.
Vesta Williams (December 1, 1957 – September 22, 2011) was an American R&B singer. Originally credited by her full name, she was sometimes simply billed as Vesta from the 1990s onwards. Although Williams never had any albums certified gold nor any Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, she scored six Top 10 hits on the US Billboard R&B chart from the mid 1980s to the early 1990s.
"Jay Soto represents a new generation of musicians and he's ready to make his mark. He's not only a guitarist but a songwriter, engineer and producer. It's nice to see someone with that much talent, energy and enthusiasm emerge on the scene, creating a fresh sound." -Jeff Lorber
BORN : Tullahoma,Tennessee/Now Residing in California for @ 25 yrs. MUSIC STYLES : Funk, R & B, Jazz, Gospel, Rock, Ect... MAIN INSTRUMENT : Guitar OTHER INSTRUMENTS : Trumpet, Flugel Horn, Keyboards, Bass, Vocals
With his signature black frames and mohawk, Daley’s image already surmises his budding status as soul impresario for the 21st century. At only 24-years-old, the homegrown UK singer-songwriter is on his way to redefining the way R&B/Soul not only looks but sounds and feels.
Blending the incredible jazz gospel vibe of Jonathan Butler and Kirk Whalum and the melodic and funk sensibilities of Brian Culbertson with a dynamic and innovative keyboard style all his own, Goldsboro, North Carolina native Nicholas Cole helps usher in the next generation of contemporary urban jazz artists with his compelling independently released debut album A Journey of One.
According to one Rolling Stone writer, Howard Hewett is the premier vocalist in the post - Marvin Gaye era of romantic pop. Like Gaye, Hewett soars to new heights and seduces his audience. It is no wonder he's responsible for selling some ten million records; his voice is irresistible.