Jazz Saxophonist Kayla Jazzmin, Serving Her Country And Serving Up Jazz At The Same Time
Jazz Saxophonist Kayla Jazzmin: Serving Her Country And Serving Up Jazz At The Same Time With The Release Of Her New Track "Latin This".
- (1888PressRelease) July 24, 2010 - Saxophonist/producer Kayla Jazzmin recently released the track "Latin This" from her upcoming jazz CD, Caring Is An Option. The album will be released in October, 2010 on her Just After Dark Music label. She wrote and produced all ten tracks on the CD, which will be available at her personal website as well as major online retailers' iTunes, Amazon.com, eMusic and Napster. Her musical style is the result of a fusion of many genres - smooth jazz, funk, old school, R&B and hip hop.
Playing both saxophone and keyboards on the single, Kayla describes it as "Latin jazz with a hip hop influence". April Jones of MusicDish calls the track "both smooth and spicy, like a cup of bold, exotic coffee swirled with sweet, rich cream. The combination of jazzy saxophone and Latin drum beats is a perfect blend." A multi-talented instrumentalist, Kayla also plays the guitar, bass, clarinet and flute.
Born in Philadelphia in 1987, Kayla grew up listening to jazz and oldies. She began playing sax in middle school, but her musical career began at Calvary Bible Church in Philadelphia. "Pastor Doug Logan set up a group to help the kids in our neighborhood stay out of trouble because the streets were pretty tough. He established a group called Tabernacle of Prayze, where I jazzed up the melodic lines to church songs on the sax, accompanied by a drummer, bassist, and pianist."
The Tabernacle of Prayze group members built a studio in the basement of Pastor Logan's house using money received from performances at churches and investors to produce their first and only CD. Prelude To A Blessing, released during Kayla's senior year in high school in 2005, sold 1000 copies locally." Gospel singer Tye Tribett was instrumental to the album's success.
It was during the making of Prelude To A Blessing that Kayla learned how to produce. She continued performing while attending the Community College of Philadelphia, and took Music Technology to fine tune her production skills.
Caring Is An Option is Kayla's third CD. The quartet disbanded in 2005, but she went on to produce her debut demo CD entitled Just Me in 2007, and a holiday CD in 2009 - Kayla's Christmas Jazz. A Specialist in the United States Army, she is currently stationed in Ft. Hood, TX. Upon retirement from active duty in the Fall of 2010, Kayla plans to concentrate on her music full time. She also plays sax for the Austin, Texas based group Kamunique, though she will continue to pursue a solo career.
"Latin This" is available for sale now on Kayla Jazzmin's website: http://www.kaylajazzmin.com .
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