” I have been using my Yamaha saxes and flute since I started my career and the fact that all three of my records where performed with a Yamaha sax is a testament to its quality of sound and durability. I’m looking forward to a fruitful relationship with Yamaha. I’m glad they have jumped aboard Team Jackiem.” -Jackiem
Jackiem Joyner ends the year strong on Billboards as the #2 Smooth Jazz Instrumentalist for the year ending chart 2011.
Jackiem Joyner self titled album had much success this year as well. With the first radio single “Dance With Me” coming in among the top 10 songs of the year at #10 on the Billboard Year End Charts along with the second single “Push” following closely at #11 for the year.
We are happy to announce that Jackiem has returned to #1 on the Smooth jazz Top 50 Chart week of Aug 1, 2011.
Thanks to all of my fans and supporters for the love!!
The latest single “PUSH” has climbed fast on the Billboard Charts and is still moving up currently #5 on Aug 10, 2011.
“PUSH” is a motivational song I wrote to inspire people to reach their goals. No matter how hard or how far away they may seem I want to encourage you to reach for the stars!!
Dont forget to call and request it at your local radio station.
By Brian Soergel
Maybe smooth-jazz saxophonists with an R&B feel are slowly, finally, realizing that what’s come before just ain’t doing it. One listen to the first track from Jackiem Joyner’s third CD holds out hope. “The Reunion” has hyper-staccato drum patterns, a thick funk beat and a progressive mentality sorely lacking in the genre. Joyner’s sax playing is actually pretty standard, but that’s no doubt his concession to the smooth gods.
Heavy beats and drums are a big theme. “Dance With Me” opens with a flamenco-guitar flourish and teases with its Latin percussive elements. “Push” indeed pushes out an insistent thumping rhythm, and includes sax growls and arena-rock guitar licks. Even ballads like “Home” have weighty, insistent drum patterns, the kind top R&B producers are so fond of.