Jesse Jones Jr.
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Jesse Jones Jr.

Miami, Florida, United States | INDIE

Miami, Florida, United States | INDIE
Band Jazz Adult Contemporary


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Father of Scat Hop - Funkatology Records 2010
The So Then Collection - LP&J Productions, 2009
Soul Serenade - Fantasy Records, 1997



Jesse Jones Jr. is the "Father of Scat Hop" - a new genre comprising soul, funk, jazz, scat and rhythm and blues. Scat Hop is a southern style of scat singing which often abandons traditional interpretations of scat in favor of a more rhythmic, up-tempo lexicon which more typically resembles a sort of funky singing-in-tongues.

As well as being an amazingly unique vocalist, Jesse is also a virtuoso saxophonist, combining elements of jazz/fusion and funk soul blended into a fiery, passionate screamingly funky, yet almost classical rendition. The underlying music of Scat Hop relies on a heavy rhythm and blues, soul and funk rhythm section reminiscent of the Parliament / Funkadelics version of funk.

Jesse Jones Jr. is a local jazz icon here in Miami, and a Miami Jazz Hall of Fame inductee. With his brother Melton Mustafa, he’s worked as a veteran in the Jazz world for years. You may know him from his previous releases “Soul Serenade” and “The So Then Collection”. Jesse claims Cannonball Adderley as one of his main influences instrumentally. Jesse performs regularly around Miami, around the USA, and internationally -- to sold out audiences who love his conversational style of entertainment, which truly shines through in this virtuoso effort, Father of Scat Hop.

Also notably featured on the album is percussionist extraordinaire Joe Collado, Miami New Times Percussionist of the Year for 2009. Joe fills out the rhythm section on Conga and Latin Percussion.

Also contributing to the CD are the Miami R&B staples, the "Legendary" Ike Woods on lead and rhythm guitars, and his wife Val Woods on backup vocals.

Providing lead guitar chops is Dennis Sierra, guitarist from K.C. and the Sunshine Band.

Album was produced, mixed and engineered by noted Miami producer Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock and was mastered by veteran mastering engineer Kevin Nix at Ardent Studios in Memphis.

Father of Scat Hop on Funkatology Records. Pick up a copy today!

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