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October London is an old-soul singer and songwriter whose smooth, heartfelt vocals recall R&B giants of the past like Sam Cooke and especially Marvin Gaye. London, a native of South Bend, Indiana, arrived in July 2016 with a featured role on "Revolution," the triumphant finale of Snoop Dogg's Coolaid. Later that month, London made his proper solo debut with "Black Man in America," a bluesy retro-soul single filled with anguish, through veteran producer Jazze Pha's Cadillac Music label. The song's parent release, an EP titled Color Blind: Love, arrived three months later and featured a duet with Faith Evans. "KDB (Kisses Down Below)," a contemporary club track recorded with BCANIC, was out by year's end. London's output through only the first half of 2017 included second EP Color Blind: Hate & Happiness, an appearance on Snoop's Neva Left, and the understated full-length Not Your Average Album.
MICHAEL FIELDS JR.
National/International Recording Artist/Bassist/Producer Michael Fields Jr. Is impacting the world with his musical gift. His music can be heard on smooth jazz stations worldwide with significant recognition on Sirus XM WaterColors, The Smooth Jazz Network & America’s Music Charts. Michael’s current single “Get Up On It” peaked at #28 on the Smooth Jazz top 100 charts. Music he’s produced has hit the Billboard top 30 and remained in the top 30 for 9 weeks. His gifts on the Bass are complimented by his skilled production and composing chops. As a bassist, he has performed with such notable names as: Marcus Miller, Peabo Bryson, and others. He has recorded with notable artist such as Ben Tankard, Walter Beasley, among others. The North Carolina Native has been inspired tremendously by the music of Victor Wooten, Bootsie Collins & the late great Wayman Tisdale. Michael is the founder Water From Productions, Jazz On Green and in 2021 he founded the Keep Music Alive which is doing extensive work in the Tulsa and surrounding areas. Michael Fields Jr. will definitely be a name you won't forget!
WHO IS MIKE MURRAY?
Smooth Jazz and Chill Out Recording Artist, Composer, Musician and Producer, Mike Murray is no stranger to music. Mike first developed his love for the piano as a young man during his summers at camp on an upright piano. This was merely an introduction, but true focus came years later.
While attending high school, Mike landed a spot with a local high school funk band, but not as a pianist; as a drummer. Yet, again before musical seeds could take root, the time had come for him to turn the page to explore the next chapters in life. Over the years, Mike was heavily influenced by music greats such as: George Duke, Stanley Clarke, FourPlay, Santana, Hiroshima, Paul Hardcastle, Alex Bugnon, Earth Wind & Fire, Sly Stone, Mandrill and other groundbreaking talents.
Mike decided to return to his musical roots in 2005 following the footsteps of his father as a pianist. Shortly thereafter, a friend strongly encouraged Mike to "Dig Deeper," and so he did. 2007 marked the release of his CD entitled, "Skyline." He has been digging ever since.
About CAROL ALBERT Biography
In a genre where an artist’s success is generally measured by radio airplay spins and Billboard chart positions, pianist/composer Carol Albert’s recent Top 5 singles “Perfect Sunday” and “Stronger Now” – from her 2020 full length album Stronger Now - have crossed over to massive numbers in a metric usually touted by mainstream pop stars. Currently, “Perfect Sunday” has over 6.4M streams on Spotify and “Stronger Now” has over 2.1M. The album’s other radio hits include the Top 5 hit “Femme Flight,” which featured flutist Ragan Whiteside and saxophonist Magdalena Chovancova and earned Carol a new legion of fans via extensive airplay on SiriusXM’s Watercolors.
Since establishing herself as smooth jazz mainstay in 2017, one of Carol’s unique trademarks has been writing and recording songs that both chronicle and express her own emotions and thoughtfully reflect upon the world around her. Her single “Paradigm Shift,” released in August 2022, powerfully captures the profound shift of consciousness that’s collectively taken hold of us in the wake of the pandemic. Continuing her collaborative flow with two time Grammy winning guitarist and mega hitmaker Paul Brown that started with five songs on Stronger Now, “Paradigm Shift” is a co-write by Carol, Brown and Shane Theriot. Brown produced the track and is featured on guitar. The track marks the first time she and Brown recorded together live in the studio, resulting in a remarkable musical conversation marked by exciting improvisations.
Saxophonist J. White is an internationally recognized Billboard artist, songwriter and producer who commands your attention with captivating performances and amazing, soulful sounds. He is a passionate, determined, and gifted artist and with the success of his latest EP entitled, “Fearless”, he is well on his way to becoming a household name.
A native of Detroit Michigan, J. White is a vibrant, versatile performer whose influences range from Gerald Albright, Cannonball Adderly, and Kirk Whalum to Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, and Grover Washington Jr. His own style and presentation borrow from the Pastelle and Rosewood movement, the contemporary urban scene, and youthful expressions from around the globe. J. White’s music is without a doubt soulfully driven and technically motivated, intertwining the sounds of Smooth Jazz with a hint of Straight-Ahead to deliver a sensual, harmonic, and melodic sound and he is creating his own destiny with his unique, all-around talent.
J. White has already performed alongside many industry greats such as Warren Hill, Nick Colionne, Peter White, Euge Groove, Eric Darius, Eric Roberson, P.J. Morton, Najee, Smokie Norful and Dave Hollister. J. White took runner up at the Warren Hill Sax Summit, competing with saxophonist from around the world. As a result of his success, he was invited to perform at several major jazz festivals to include the Arizona Jazz Festival, Las Vegas Jazz Festival, Jazz at the Creek, and the San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival for two consecutive years. J. White’s music and stellar performances began a movement reaching jazz venues and festivals around the country.
For White, it all began when he was forced by his mother to join the elementary school band. Having to decide on a single instrument grew difficult but when asked which he would like to play, he chose the saxophone stating, “I guess that one…I like the way it’s shaped”. Unknowingly his answer would unlock his incredible talent and amazing musical future.
White began to develop quickly in music, studying privately under the late Emil Acitelli. His efforts eventually lead to a music scholarship attending the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in music and performed with the Marching Band, Wind Symphony, and toured with the Jazz Ensemble under the direction of the late Odie Burrus. While in College he began to tour all over the State of Arkansas and Memphis performing with a local show band. It was at the tender age of 20 when he learned about showmanship, connectivity, and musical excellence.
“I want my music to have identity and purpose and be felt by people from all walks of life. The freedom and life I feel when I’m on stage or in a night club playing with my eyes closed, is the same feeling I want listeners to experience when they turn my records on.”
White’s first single from his “Fearless” project entitled, “Driven” peaked at #18 on the Billboard Charts and had heavy rotation on Sirius XM Watercolors, as well as many stations all over the country. J. White is back in the studio working on his next project which is scheduled for release in 2022. For more artist information visit jwhitelive.com