Main Street Beat
The release of Main Street Beat, Jackiem Joyner’s sixth album, coincides with his tenth anniversary as a recording artist. Joyner approached crafting the recording with a three-pronged purpose, “…to create something upbeat, fun to listen to and something to dance to. The album originally started off as a straight funk record that eventually became some of that, but a whole lot more as I allowed the creative process to have its way with me,” said Joyner, a Billboard chart-topper who plays tenor, alto, soprano and baritone saxophone on the album.
Joyner brought the band – drummer Raymond Johnson, bassist Darryl Williams, electric guitarist Kyle Bolden and piano player Carnell Harrell – into the studio to record six tracks old-school style, including “Back To Motown.” Nick Colionne guests on “When You Smile” to flash his cool electric jazz guitar on the infectious mid-tempo R&B cut. A pair of high-energy pop/R&B covers – Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” and Bruno Mars’ “Treasure” – complete the outing, songs Joyner elected to record based upon their buoyant, positive nature.
Jackiem Joyner: lead alto sax (1, 4, 5, 6); tenor saxophone ensemble (1, 2, 9); saxophone ensemble (3, 6); oboe (5); soprano sax (7, 10); alto sax ensemble (8); string arrangements (1, 2, 4, 6); additional percussion (1, 6); drum programming (1); additional strings (5); synth bass (5); keys (6); electric keys (11)
Timothy Bailey Jr.: all other instruments (5, 7, 10)
Kyle Bolden: electric guitar (1, 2, 6, 8, 11); acoustic guitar strum (4)
Dee Cole-Laing: additional vocals (3)
Nick Colionne: lead guitar (5)
Nikolai Egorov: trombone (1, 3, 6)
Britt Frappier: additional vocals (3)
Carnell Harrell: keys (1); piano; (2, 4); synth keys (6, 11)
Michael “Big Mike” Hart Jr.: electric guitar (3); rhythm guitar (5)
Raymond Johnson: drums (1, 2, 4, 6, 11)
Steve Oliver: acoustic guitar lead (4)
Gabe Roland: lead vocals (3, 8)
Darryl Williams: bass (1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 11)
KEY MARKETS: Los Angeles, New York, Richmond, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Atlanta
MEDIA RELATIONS: Great Scott Public Relations has been engaged for the set-up, long-lead press and initial touring activity. Great Scott has demonstrated a real strength in securing viability at high-level press and specialty, regional vehicles.
ONLINE: Targeted online advertising. eCRM campaigns via Mack Avenue and partner email lists. Online banners and audio/visual teasers designed specifically for socials and websites—driving to key online retailers. Instant-grat tracks promoted via Mack Avenue and key DSP-curated playlists.
PRINT ADVERTISING: Select magazines, including but not limited to Smooth Jazz News and DownBeat, will have announcement/display ads.
RADIO: The first single, “Trinity,” goes for adds on June 5 and will be worked by Bud Harner.
TOUR DATES: June 7: The Rose - Pasadena, CA June 9: A Celebration of Black Music - Cincinnati, OH June 11: Jazz in the Park - Birmingham, AL June 25: Mediterranean’s Jazz and Supper Club - San Diego, CA June 29: South Restaurant - Philadelphia, PA Jackiem Joyner and Gerald Veasley June 30: Building 24 - Reading, PA Jackiem Joyner and Gerald Veasley July 2: Ocean City Jazz Fest - Topsail Beach, NC Jackiem Joyner and Gerald Veasley July 6: City Winery - Atlanta, GA August 19-20: Genuine Jazz & Wine Fest - Copper Mountain, CO September 28-October 1: Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival - Portugal October 22: The University Plaza Waterfront Hotel - Stockton, CA November 4: Jazzoo - Melbourne, FL November 9: Jazz Legacy Foundation - Hampton, VA Jackiem Joyner and Paul Taylor
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1. Main Street 4:33
2. Back To Motown 4:33
3. Can’t Stop The Feeling 4:14
4. Trinity 4:13
5. When You Smile 4:01
6. Southside Boulevard 4:04
7. That Good Thing 3:38
8. Treasure 3:36
9. Addicted 4:08
10. Don’t Make Her Wait 3:39
11. Get Down Street 5:00
Producer: Jackiem Joyner
Main Street Beat
Order Due Date
5% (ends 07/06/2017)