Ms. Jaz
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Ms. Jaz

Fairfield, Ohio, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1998 | INDIE

Fairfield, Ohio, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1998
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“· Local singer Ms. Jaz (aka Sheila Marshall) will release her debut disc, Chances, this Sunday. The album mixes original songs with cover tunes, but the highlight is Marshall's soulful, expressive vocals. The general sound of the album is a warm Contemporary Jazz-to-Pop crossover, with an R&B undercurrent. Her CD release party at the Forest Park Activity Center is already sold out. For more on the album, write to D'Mar Entertainment, Inc., 7723 Tylers Place Blvd., #275, West Chester, OH 45069. The disc, available at local music-friendly record and book sellers, will also be on cdbaby.com in the next couple of weeks.” - Cincinnati Citybeat Magazine


“· Local singer Ms. Jaz (aka Sheila Marshall) will release her debut disc, Chances, this Sunday. The album mixes original songs with cover tunes, but the highlight is Marshall's soulful, expressive vocals. The general sound of the album is a warm Contemporary Jazz-to-Pop crossover, with an R&B undercurrent. Her CD release party at the Forest Park Activity Center is already sold out. For more on the album, write to D'Mar Entertainment, Inc., 7723 Tylers Place Blvd., #275, West Chester, OH 45069. The disc, available at local music-friendly record and book sellers, will also be on cdbaby.com in the next couple of weeks.” - Cincinnati Citybeat Magazine


“Sheila "Jaz" Marshall's Sometimes I Wonder Why begins like an old vinyl album. Behind the beautiful piano intro, played by Andrew Toombs, scratches in the well worn grooves tell the story of an obviously loved song, played repeatedly.
A curtain rises in a smoke filled cabaret and the spotlight shines on a microphone, standing alone. A gorgeous woman, dressed in evening clothes, glides up to the microphone, clutches it with her gloved hands and her smooth voice begins to drift over you.
A torch song sung with passion, Sheila brings to mind past greats such as Billie Holiday and Lena Horne. A lush song, done with timeless style, Sometimes I Wonder Why is a dazzling example of fresh, yet traditional jazz. Also adding their own distinctive style to this song is Kerry Jordan on
electric bass, Irwin Stuckey, drums and Ted Karas, guitar.”
- Cincinnati Citybeat Magazine


“Sheila "Jaz" Marshall's Sometimes I Wonder Why begins like an old vinyl album. Behind the beautiful piano intro, played by Andrew Toombs, scratches in the well worn grooves tell the story of an obviously loved song, played repeatedly.
A curtain rises in a smoke filled cabaret and the spotlight shines on a microphone, standing alone. A gorgeous woman, dressed in evening clothes, glides up to the microphone, clutches it with her gloved hands and her smooth voice begins to drift over you.
A torch song sung with passion, Sheila brings to mind past greats such as Billie Holiday and Lena Horne. A lush song, done with timeless style, Sometimes I Wonder Why is a dazzling example of fresh, yet traditional jazz. Also adding their own distinctive style to this song is Kerry Jordan on
electric bass, Irwin Stuckey, drums and Ted Karas, guitar.”
- Cincinnati Citybeat Magazine


“Ms. Jaz had one of her albums named “Top Ten Jazz Albums” in British Columbia and has received countless marks for excellence among both her peers as well as music industry insiders. She`s got some great tonsils let me tell ya. She can really get out there and grab your attention with her astonishing range. She goes for a more smooth jazz and adult contemporary approach on this album although she`s delved in MoTown, Blues, and even Gospel. It`s good and memorable.” - Smother.net


“Ms. Jaz had one of her albums named “Top Ten Jazz Albums” in British Columbia and has received countless marks for excellence among both her peers as well as music industry insiders. She`s got some great tonsils let me tell ya. She can really get out there and grab your attention with her astonishing range. She goes for a more smooth jazz and adult contemporary approach on this album although she`s delved in MoTown, Blues, and even Gospel. It`s good and memorable.” - Smother.net


Silky, smooth and not so subtly jazz is Ms. Jaz. Her second release, titled Chances, is a sultry blend of her voice and the accompanying instruments that make this CD a total jazz experience. Recorded on the D'Mar Entertainment record label, Ms. Jaz's smoky tones will remind the listener of great female jazz vocalists like Sarah Vaughn and Anita Baker.

In these 8 tracks there is a mixture of original lyrics and familiar lyrics to songs such "This Masquerade," written by Leon Russell, and "My Funny Valentine," written by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers. Ms. Jaz puts her own unique spin on each of these cuts.

An easy bass, provided by Kerry "Smurf" Jordan, along with the mellow keyboard talents of Jordan and Andrew Toombs, wrap around the listener like a haze, while Ms. Jaz seduces the listener in cut 6, "You Take My Breath Away." "Things that you do to me/ Open up my eyes to see/ The beauty that's inside of you/ It lets me know you love me too."

Soulful and sultry blend together to create the mood in cut 8, "Chance on A Lover." Jaz croons a laid back melody, "Even if you're not with somebody/ The power of love doesn't quit/ And all you got to do is tap into it." What good jazz is complete without a good sax player? Alpha Frierson reveals his expertise on the saxophone in this, and other cuts.

Take a chance with Ms. Jaz on her newest release, Chances. This innovative artist will capture many new fans through her own style of jazz. Don't miss her fresh, new sound!
- The Circle Magazine– Fall 2003


Silky, smooth and not so subtly jazz is Ms. Jaz. Her second release, titled Chances, is a sultry blend of her voice and the accompanying instruments that make this CD a total jazz experience. Recorded on the D'Mar Entertainment record label, Ms. Jaz's smoky tones will remind the listener of great female jazz vocalists like Sarah Vaughn and Anita Baker.

In these 8 tracks there is a mixture of original lyrics and familiar lyrics to songs such "This Masquerade," written by Leon Russell, and "My Funny Valentine," written by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers. Ms. Jaz puts her own unique spin on each of these cuts.

An easy bass, provided by Kerry "Smurf" Jordan, along with the mellow keyboard talents of Jordan and Andrew Toombs, wrap around the listener like a haze, while Ms. Jaz seduces the listener in cut 6, "You Take My Breath Away." "Things that you do to me/ Open up my eyes to see/ The beauty that's inside of you/ It lets me know you love me too."

Soulful and sultry blend together to create the mood in cut 8, "Chance on A Lover." Jaz croons a laid back melody, "Even if you're not with somebody/ The power of love doesn't quit/ And all you got to do is tap into it." What good jazz is complete without a good sax player? Alpha Frierson reveals his expertise on the saxophone in this, and other cuts.

Take a chance with Ms. Jaz on her newest release, Chances. This innovative artist will capture many new fans through her own style of jazz. Don't miss her fresh, new sound!
- The Circle Magazine– Fall 2003


Event: MS. JAZ Interview and Music Weekend
Place: "The Upper Room with Joe Kelley"
Dates/Times: Friday September 13th 8am EST thru Monday September 16th 8am EST
Internet Stream:

www.live365.com/stations/funk7

Listen in as "The Upper Room with Joe Kelley" welcomes talented singer-songwriter, MS. JAZ., for an in-depth interview and music weekend. This Cincinnati native has released one of the top CDs this year called "Chances". It blends jazz, r&b, and adult-contemporary.

During this visit, Ms. Jaz discusses the musical creation of "Chances", her musical background and her fall tour. Ms. Jaz' live shows have been drawing rave notices in music circles. Her band is led by Kerry "Smurf" Jordan.

For more info on Ms. Jaz and CD ordering, please go to www.dmarentertainment.com or cdbaby.com

For Media Contact - CREATIVITY IN MUSIC - Gi Dussault at npsfunk@aol.com - www.live365.com/stations/funk7


Event: MS. JAZ Interview and Music Weekend
Place: "The Upper Room with Joe Kelley"
Dates/Times: Friday September 13th 8am EST thru Monday September 16th 8am EST
Internet Stream:

www.live365.com/stations/funk7

Listen in as "The Upper Room with Joe Kelley" welcomes talented singer-songwriter, MS. JAZ., for an in-depth interview and music weekend. This Cincinnati native has released one of the top CDs this year called "Chances". It blends jazz, r&b, and adult-contemporary.

During this visit, Ms. Jaz discusses the musical creation of "Chances", her musical background and her fall tour. Ms. Jaz' live shows have been drawing rave notices in music circles. Her band is led by Kerry "Smurf" Jordan.

For more info on Ms. Jaz and CD ordering, please go to www.dmarentertainment.com or cdbaby.com

For Media Contact - CREATIVITY IN MUSIC - Gi Dussault at npsfunk@aol.com - www.live365.com/stations/funk7


EVENT: Ms. JAZ PERFORM LIVE
DATE: 09/29/02
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Jazz In the Park, 1180 West Kemper Road, Cincinnati OH
CONTACT NUMBER: (513) 617-2392

D'Mar Entertainment's International Recording Artist Ms. Jaz will perform live with her backup band "JAMSET." An Adult
Contemporary/Jazz vocalist, Ms. JAZ's popularity is spreading fast. Her new CD "CHANCES" has made the playlists on radio stations in The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan and cities across the United States with the most recent in Holland.

Ms. Jaz will be interviewed LIVE, September 9th, 2002 by Joe Kelley on WVOF 88.5 FM on his popular show "The Upper Room with Joe Kelley" in Fairfield, Connecticut. You can listen the interview LIVE on WWW.WVOF.ORG and also they will re-airing the interview on LIVE365.com/stations/funk7.
We'll let you know when will be the re-airing.

Her new CD, "CHANCES," can be found in the National Jazz Artist section of many local stores as well as on CDBaby.com. CDs will also be available at the event.
For more information Media contact: CREATIVITY IN MUSIC, Gi Dussault at npsfunk@aol.com
- Music Industry News Network


EVENT: Ms. JAZ PERFORM LIVE
DATE: 09/29/02
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Jazz In the Park, 1180 West Kemper Road, Cincinnati OH
CONTACT NUMBER: (513) 617-2392

D'Mar Entertainment's International Recording Artist Ms. Jaz will perform live with her backup band "JAMSET." An Adult
Contemporary/Jazz vocalist, Ms. JAZ's popularity is spreading fast. Her new CD "CHANCES" has made the playlists on radio stations in The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan and cities across the United States with the most recent in Holland.

Ms. Jaz will be interviewed LIVE, September 9th, 2002 by Joe Kelley on WVOF 88.5 FM on his popular show "The Upper Room with Joe Kelley" in Fairfield, Connecticut. You can listen the interview LIVE on WWW.WVOF.ORG and also they will re-airing the interview on LIVE365.com/stations/funk7.
We'll let you know when will be the re-airing.

Her new CD, "CHANCES," can be found in the National Jazz Artist section of many local stores as well as on CDBaby.com. CDs will also be available at the event.
For more information Media contact: CREATIVITY IN MUSIC, Gi Dussault at npsfunk@aol.com
- Music Industry News Network


Ms. Jaz who released a standout CD "CHANCES" on D'Mar Records is now on the Charts of the Top Ten Jazz Albums on CFBX 92.5 FM The X in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. We would like to say thank you to Mr. Steve Marlow, music director at the station.

Ms. Jaz, a Cincinnati based, vocalist and writer, blends Adult Contemporary, Jazz & R&B on the new record.

Ms. Jaz has performed with Phil Perry and opened up for artists such as Bobby "Blue" Bland, Regina Belle and Marion Meadows. Some of Ms. Jaz’s local appearances have included the Applause Magazine Image Maker Awards for 4 straight years, The Urban League Gala, Cincinnati’s Ujima Festival, Cincinnati’s Black Family Reunion & The Cincinnati Annual Black Family Reunion.

Currently, Ms. Jaz is preparing to do a National Tour in support of "CHANCES". Her band is composed of talented musicians such as Kerry "Smurf" Jordan on bass as well as her Music Director, Erwin Stuckey on keyboard and vocals, Bobby Harrison on drums, and Lynn Mitchell on violin and vocals. Their performances are not to be missed.

For CD ordering of "CHANCES" and the latest info on Ms. Jaz, please go to ww.msjaz.com (available very soon) and also on CDBaby.com.

Ms. Jaz is available for interviews and all press inquiries should be directed to Gi Dussault, Creativity In Music (www.creativityinmusic.com) at npsfunk@aol.com
- Music Industry News Network


Ms. Jaz who released a standout CD "CHANCES" on D'Mar Records is now on the Charts of the Top Ten Jazz Albums on CFBX 92.5 FM The X in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. We would like to say thank you to Mr. Steve Marlow, music director at the station.

Ms. Jaz, a Cincinnati based, vocalist and writer, blends Adult Contemporary, Jazz & R&B on the new record.

Ms. Jaz has performed with Phil Perry and opened up for artists such as Bobby "Blue" Bland, Regina Belle and Marion Meadows. Some of Ms. Jaz’s local appearances have included the Applause Magazine Image Maker Awards for 4 straight years, The Urban League Gala, Cincinnati’s Ujima Festival, Cincinnati’s Black Family Reunion & The Cincinnati Annual Black Family Reunion.

Currently, Ms. Jaz is preparing to do a National Tour in support of "CHANCES". Her band is composed of talented musicians such as Kerry "Smurf" Jordan on bass as well as her Music Director, Erwin Stuckey on keyboard and vocals, Bobby Harrison on drums, and Lynn Mitchell on violin and vocals. Their performances are not to be missed.

For CD ordering of "CHANCES" and the latest info on Ms. Jaz, please go to ww.msjaz.com (available very soon) and also on CDBaby.com.

Ms. Jaz is available for interviews and all press inquiries should be directed to Gi Dussault, Creativity In Music (www.creativityinmusic.com) at npsfunk@aol.com
- Music Industry News Network


Discography

1st single “Sometimes I Wonder Why”
Released December 15, 2001
Essence of Now Record Label. (Received national airplay)

CD "Chances"
Released June 23, 2002
D’Mar Entertainment Record Label.
(All Tracks continue to receive airplay in the US, Australia, The Netherlands, Germany, British Columbia, Canada and London.)

CD “Me Too”, Ms. Jaz Live
Released July 1, 2006
D’Mar Entertainment Record Label.
(All Tracks are receiving airplay in the US, Australia, The Netherlands, Germany, British Columbia, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, and France.)

Single: "Taxes"
JAMSET CD
Released January 2012
D'Mar Enterainment Record Label

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Bio

Smokey and smooth are the words used to describe her vocals. Ms. Jaz has received recognition on an International level and, continues to wow audiences everywhere she goes.

She was named among the "Top Ten Jazz Albums" in British Columbia (2003), and Ottawa, Canada (2006). Cincinnati's Citybeat Magazine named her "Top Local Artist to Produce a CD on A National Level" after the release of Chances in 2002. In 2009, she was named #1 on the Australian Independent Record Charts for her track Guess Who I Saw Today.

She is a Cincinnati based vocalist, percussionist and writer. Many have compared her vocals to Phyllis Hyman and Anita Baker. Ms. Jaz performed background vocals live in concert for Phil Perry at Cincinnati's Aronoff Center and opened for National Recording Artists Regina Belle, Bobby Blue Bland, Marion Meadows and Pieces of a Dream just to name a few. In 2004, she performed for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) as the featured artist on a Benefit Cruise.

Ms. Jaz's first single, Sometimes I Wonder Why, was released on the "Essence of Now" Record Label December 15, 2001. Later, she released her first CD, "Chances" on the D'Mar Entertainment Label, as well as her second CD, "Me Too Live, released July 2006.

Jaz is currently collaborating with keyboardist and composer Billy Shields on a CD Track to be released on his new project.

Mr. Shields first CD Shieldstone, released on Optimism Records, was produced by Stanley Clarke, reaching number 8 on the Billboard Chart, and number 17 on Billboard for the category of Contemporary Jazz albums. Shieldstone garnered number one on syndicated radio charts, and the line-up featured Freddie Hubbard, Jack DeJohnette, John Abercrombie, Airto Moreria, Stanley Clarke, Bob Magnusson Roy McCurdy and Gordon Brisker.

The success of Shieldstone sparked Shieldstone II, which also received critical acclaim, featuring special guest artist Freddie Hubbard. It was aired on VH1.

Jaz is no stranger to live theatre. As a member of Cincinnati's Amethyst Ensemble, she received leading roles in numerous theatre productions.

Jaz is being marketed internationally and making Play Lists in the USA, Japan, The Netherlands, Italy, Australia, British Columbia, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand and The United Kingdom.

She has begun work on a new CD project scheduled for release in 2015.

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