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j.dee, a sultry, funky, smooth, phenomenal soprano saxophonist is on the move. A natural born writer, producer, and arranger, j.dee has worked with the Great Grover Washington, Jr., Lalah Hathaway, Doc Powell, James Brown, Cherrelle, War, and Steve Oliver, just to name a few. His influences are Grover Washington, Jr., Ronnie Laws, Sly Stone, James Brown, and Herbie Hancock.


j.dee doesn’t stop there. He teamed up with Jeff Kashiwa (The Rippingtons) and Damian Dane (formerly LaFace Records), and helped create a body of work called “Natural Progressions” that was released on Palo Alto/TBA Records. The success of the “Natural Progressions” album opened many doors and created awesome opportunities to produce music for Gerald Busby at Motown Records and Clarence Avant’s Tabu Records. j.dee moved into the film industry writing the theme song and several tunes for the motion picture, “Original Gangstas”, and hooked up with the Third Stone Records and produced the hit song, “12-15-22-5 (LOVE)”, which was placed in the film, “Losing Isaiah”.


In 2007, from producer to artist, j.dee released his first CD, “Tippin’ On The Edge Of Funk”. This eclectic mix of Funk, Jazz, R&B fused with Latin Rhythms, took his listening audience by storm! Tracks like “Kickin’ High”, Rainy Night In Tokyo” and Esta Noche”, j.dee knew that he was ready for greatness!


Since then, j.dee has released other works such as “Smoove On The Move” with his version of Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry Bout A Thang” and his original “It’s On And Crackin’” and “Another Mellow Night” with favorites like the title track, “Another Mellow Night” and Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing”. All this showcases j.dee’s versatility and range in various genres.


He is currently working on another CD. Just like the others, this one will come with the guarantee that you’ll want to keep it in your “favorite playlist”. While you are waiting for its release, check out the calendar tab to see where you can catch him in a live performance. You’ll be glad you did.


There is no limit to what j.dee can create. He has a gift that he is ready, willing and able to share with the world!!!

"..he paints a lavish picture of urban jazz which pulses with a light and shade that at times is tender and at others addictively funky"

                                                             - SmoothJazzTherapy

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