Smooth jazz saxophonist Jackiem Joyner today (February 9) is celebrating his 30th birthday. Born in Norfolk, Va., he developed most of his musical sensibilities from singing in a church choir and playing drums during gospel songs. His family moved to Buffalo, NY, when he was in junior high; in high school, Joyner began playing sax. Early in his career, Joyner performed with artists such as pianist Bobby Lyle, keyboardist Marcus Johnson and fellow saxophonist Jaared.
Joyner’s major label debut, 2007’s Babysoul, featured the smooth jazz hit single “Stay With Me Tonight.” His sophomore and current CD, Lil’ Man Soul, offered the No. 1 Smooth Jazz Top 20 single “I’m Waiting For You,” which was also named by the Smooth Jazz Top 20 as the top single for all of 2009.
Joyner is now working on a new CD to be released later this year. His has several solo shows planned, and will also be touring as a member of pianist Keiko Matsui’s band.
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Jackiem Joyner tour schedule
02/15/2010 Seattle, WA Jazz Alley
03/04/2010 Washington, DC Blues Alley (with Keiko Matsui)
03/05/2010 Washington, DC Blues Alley (with Keiko Matsui)
03/06/2010 Washington, DC Blues Alley (with Keiko Matsui)
03/07/2010 Washington, DC Blues Alley (with Keiko Matsui)
03/12/2010 Austin, TX One World Theater/ W Keiko Matsui
03/13/2010 Palm Desert, CA Mccallum Theatre (with Keiko Matsui)
03/27/2010 Reading, PA Berks Jazz Fest
03/28/2010 Reading, PA Berks Jazz Fest
04/18/2010 Panama Beach, FL Seabreeze Jazz Festival
05/29/2010 San Diego, CA KIFM Gaslamp Festival
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