Pop-based singer-songwriter album with Americana, blues, and blue-eyed soul leanings and thought-provoking lyrical substance
This 12 song collection of pop based songs stylistically strays into rock, blues, old-school R&B, country, folk and Americana. The unifying elements are Jeff's unique and soulfully-rendered vocals, his adept but not flashy fingerpicking, the sincerity and poignancy of the lyrics and the superb songwriting.
Fans of Don Henley, Bruce Hornsby, James Taylor or country artists Rascal Flatts or Phil Vassar will probably really like this recording.
Jeff Saxon is a diversely talented singer/songwriter/guitarist whose songs have earned him over 30 awards from various national and international songwriting contests. His dynamic and emotive high baritone voice, seamlessly-crafted multi-genre songs, and his spellbinding finger-style guitar playing are three of his most formidable musical calling cards.
While it’s difficult to attach a simple word or phrase to describe Jeff’s sound, one can easily detect its jazz and blues and old-school R&B leanings. He’s been compared with artists such as James Taylor, Bill Withers, Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Keb’ Mo’ and Don Henley.
Well-known and respected NJ-based artist manager and concert promoter, John Scher, once compared Saxon’s songwriting and vocal styles to “a very good early Steely Dan”. And John Braheny, author of the best-selling “The Craft And Business Of Songwriting”(Writer’s Digest Books) includes Jeff as “one of my favorite songwriters”.
Jeff grew up on the Jersey Shore and recently returned to those roots after spending the past 17 years in the Los Angeles area. Some of his L.A. performance highlights there included Genghis Cohen, Highland Grounds, Luna Park, The Independence Arts Festival and The Sounds Of The South Bay. Jeff also worked in the studio or shared the stage with well-known artists such as Dave Koz, Norman Brown, Hiroshima, N’Dea Davenport, Freebo, Dan Bern, and Little Richard.
Jeff’s catalog of over 350 songs and compositions spans virtually every genre, but many of his tunes are amalgams of pop, blues, jazz, R&B, country and rock. Quite a number of Jeff’s songs have appeared in film and TV, such as his delta blues tune, “48 Hours Of Ice”, which appeared in the 2003 indie feature, Banana Moon. Another placement, one that Jeff is particularly proud of, is the dynamic pop ballad, “Journey Of The Heart”, which was licensed by the N.C.A.A. (National Collegiate Athletic Association), who deemed it “the official anthem” of their NCAA Hall Of Champions facility in Indianapolis.
Other parts of the world have recently gotten a chance to hear some of Jeff’s music. The samba-driven Saxon composition, “Never Knew Love”, was released in early 2006 on a debut CD by new Belgian artist, Larry. The disc is titled “Just Call Me Larry…” and Universal Music Group, Belgium, is distributing it.
Jeff is currently booking solo performances to promote the release of this CD as well as his "unplugged" acoustic collection, “Me, Myself, and I”, also on his NJ-based indie label, Relevant Records.For more information about Jeff Saxon please call (732) 359-6189, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.jeffsaxonmusic.com