Archive for October 20, 2010

Tickets still going fast for the CD Release party of self-titled Jackiem Joyner @ Sambuca. To purchase tickets in advance, click here.

Jackiem Joyner started his career as sideman in Marcus Johnson’s band along with tours accompanying Bobby Lyle, Angela Bofill, Ronnie Laws and Jean Carne.

Already with his debut album Baby Soul (2007) he built the fundament of a strong fan community receiving high acclaims. His sophomore release Lil’ Man Soul (2008) quickly climbed the jazz charts. His newest release Jackiem Joyner (2010) sets unique accents just to make a difference to the legion of other smooth jazz saxophonists.

“The whole record is about writing and making the type of record that I wanted to make. It’s me putting whatever I want on the album. I’m happy working with Mack Avenue because they gave me complete freedom to create. You can really hear me right upfront and my music. My first two albums were titled after my nicknames, but now it’s just me front and center for the entire world to see, which is why I decided to go with a self-titled album.”


Smooth Jazz Fall Festival Brings “Passion, Connection and Soulful Expression” to the Redstone Room, 8 p.m., Oct. 22-23.

The Smooth Jazz Fall Festival will heat up the Redstone Room with three stellar national artists, Oct. 22 Four80East featuring Marcus Anderson following night saxophonist Paul Taylor, with smoky jazz, sizzling R&B, classic funk and smooth grooves.

Tickets to the 7th annual event at the Redstone Room, 129 Main Street, Davenport, are available now at or via phone 563.324.4208, all major credit cards are accepted. The festival is presented with the support of the Riverboat Development Authority, sponsored support, Rhythm City Casino, Mediacom, KALA Radio, and many more.

Four80East is the brainchild of producers Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace, also known internationally for their indie label/production house, Boomtang. Born in 1997 as a small indie UK release, “The Album” went on to revitalize the Smooth Jazz world the following summer when the first single, “Eastside”, broke through in the US to became the seventh most-played track on Contemporary Jazz radio that year.

Capital Jazz Fest Challenge winner, Marcus Anderson electrifies stages with an unmatchable energy and an intoxicating sound that stretches the definition of jazz. The multi-talented saxophonist, flautist and vocalist from Durham, NC recently released his second solo CD, From The Heart, a much anticipated follow up to My Turn – his stellar debut project. “I put all of my heart and soul into my playing, and that’s where music should come from!” says Anderson.

Whether he’s grooving onstage or laying down his latest batch of sensuous and funky tracks in the studio, there’s no
better adjective to describe the effect Paul Taylor has on the hearts and hips of urban jazz fans worldwide then the
name of his fifth Peak Records album, Burning.