Born: January 20 Primary Instrument: Sax, alto
Performer, Saxophonist and Vocalist
Genre: Sophisticated Contemporary Jazz with a funky, urban flair.
Instruments: Alto, Tenor, Soprano Saxophones EWI Breath Controlled Synthesizer Vocals: Pop, Rock, Ballads Born: Washington, D.C. Currently resides in Maryland Influences: David Sanborn, Stan Getz, Michael Brecker, Nelson Rangell Label: Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm Records www.trippinrecords.com
A virtuoso on the alto, soprano, and tenor saxophones, as well as the unique EWI breath controller, Jaared is an internationally acclaimed recording artist. He is also an accomplished singer, who often brings the house down with his vocals. Jaared entered the Washington, D.C., music scene at a very young age, rapidly gaining prominence for his work on the alto sax. As he continued as a full-time entertainer, he received more and more recognition for his music, and was soon known to audiences all over the world. Always wanting to keep things fresh, Jaared chose to expand his musical message with the soprano sax, EWI, and tenor sax, and now plays all three, while continuing with his main voice, the alto sax. His soaring soprano is one of the sweetest you will ever hear. In 2002, Jaared was nominated as ‘Best New Artist of the Year’ by the National Smooth Jazz Association. The beauty of his playing and his ability to connect with his audience, whether recorded or live, has gained him international acclaim. His first release, Foreward, included a remake of the Chante Moore song, “Love’s Taken Over.” Jaared’s version hit the charts in the United Kingdom, Japan, and the United States. Jaared’s other releases include Hangtime, Addiction, and his latest, Manhattan Nights. He is signed to Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm Records, an international label associated with Sony/BMG. Jaared has performed in Dubai, South Africa, West Africa, Poland, Germany, Austria, and other countries in Europe as well as all over the U.S. Jaared is loved in the United States and has a huge and dedicated fan base in Europe, where he regularly performs. His music is gaining national and international fans daily. Jaared is also a generous collaborator, and a favorite of the talented guitarist Peter White, who often asks Jaared to perform with him if Jaared’s schedule allows. Jaared’s live shows are electric. He values the support of his fans, connecting with the audience in a way that few performers ever master. Listening to Jaared play, while seeing him live, is a fabulous entertainment experience. Jaared has assembled a band of top-notch musicians, but has also lent his talent to the shows of others such as Maysa, Peter White, Gregg Karukas, Dan Aykroyd, Freddie Jackson, and more. He was recently a headliner on the Network Jazz Stage at the Skywards International Jazz Festival in Dubai, where he was a smashing success. Jaared was the only Trippin’N’ Rhythm artist asked to headline in this event. In the words of the event manager, “I have never seen the people this excited. People in Dubai just don’t scream and clap like this. I am amazed.” However, once you hear Jaared, you will know why! Jaared’s fourth CD, Manhattan Nights, is a sophisticated follow-up to his Addiction CD. Produced by Grammy award-winning producer Michael Broening, the Manhattan Nights release date is March 30, 2010. It features guest musicians Tim Bowman, Cindy Bradley, Jay Soto, and the former brassmen from ‘Tower Of Power’, Greg Adams, Lee Thornburg, and Bill Churchville, and many more. Comprised of 14 tracks, Manhattan Nights includes a cover of the Bee Gees song, “How Deep Is Your Love.” Jaared’s sensual vocals on this song will make your heart flutter. The first single, “Always Together”, is already climbing the charts. Be sure to visit www.Jaared.com frequently for upcoming shows, interviews, photos, news items, video, reviews, and more!