New York, NY May 16, 2005 – He sings like he woke up on the curb a few times, he blows the sax like a man possessed, and he writes tunes that make you want to throw your heart on down the freeway...
It's Jay Collins with his new release, A Poem For You Today, out on Hipbone Records. To celebrate this composer and horn player's first recording that has him doing the singing duties as well, there will be a CD release party at Makor on May 18th, 2005.
A dynamic performer, song-writer, and player-in-demand, Jay Collins' style on saxes, flutes and vocals has taken him around the world as a U.S. Jazz Ambassador; on tours with Gregg Allman; on the stage with jazz greats like Andrew Hill and Jacky Terrasson, and on gigs with the Allman Brothers Band and Willie Nelson. Now fronting his own group, the Jay Collins Band, he has been gigging around town and is launching a tour this Fall. Catch him at the Monterey Jazz Festival on Friday, September 16th, in Monterey, CA.
The Jay Collins Band is a five-member combo that plays, shouts, and stomps original songs with a funky New Orleans influence. Jay growls some blues, then blows up a storm on sax and flute, while the band is sometimes nice, sometimes nasty. There is also plenty of room for jamming, with the indomitable Dred Scott on piano leading a rhythm section of two drummers and a bass.
Jay Collins' release, Poem for You Today, is on www.hipbonerecords.com
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