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Stockton Daily News

While he continues searching for an inner musical calm, Jackiem Joyner’s also imagining a science-fiction world in distant outer space.

Joyner, a jazz saxophone player who grew up learning music in church, writes more than eclectic jazz tunes that resist convenient labeling.

There’s also “Zarya.” She’s the principal character in a sci-fi novel Joyner’s been crafting for two years while he’s built a 13-year musical career by touring the earthbound world and recording five albums.

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