"With a cool and sophisticated vocal style, Jonny Blu leads the way among a new generation of Swing/Pop artists, writing, composing and producing his own songs. Jonny's music, combining a Swing driven sound with hints of blues and jazz, will please any generation of music lovers."
Jonny Blu is a uniquely talented singer/songwriter who was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, but made his debut into the music world in of all places China. After making a success in China, and appearing in the Disney blockbuster film "Princess Diaries 2", Jonny has returned to the United States to promote his career further, going back to his musical roots in Swing and Pop. Uniquely among his contemporaries, most of Jonny's songs are actually written by him. With a smooth pop feel, blended with hints of cool jazz and blues, Jonnyís music, lyrics and vocal style will put you in just that kind of a mood!
While his path in the music industry is rare, it suits Jonny perfectly. Following his success in China he is currently living in Los Angeles and focusing on promoting his upcoming 3rd studio album "Taboo!" and his previous independent releases, the swingin' EP release "In A Groove" (2008) and his original debut Swing/Pop CD "In Just That Kind of a Mood" (2007). "In A Groove" is a digital only release with four Jonny Blu originals and a swingin' remake of the Burt Bacharach classic "Always Something There to Remind Me". "In Just That Kind of a Mood" contains six original songs as well as standards by artists ranging from the classic Cole Porter to LL Cool J, all with Jonny's own contemporary spin. Songs like the title track "In That Kind of a Mood", "Smilin' Eyes" and "Ooh-Wee" are examples of Jonny Blu's natural gift for songwriting and love for music.
"Taboo" is a co-production with Peer Music (www.peermusic.com) and Jonny worked with arranger Bob Malone to kick out some amazing version of Latin Standards including "Babaloo", "Besame Mucho", and "Taboo". Stay tuned for the album release and upcoming tour dates in 2009 and 2010!
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hi Jonny, welcome to check out the latest changes on mypage with the music samples of new songs (so far just a computer playing, the lyrics are under the blog posts) hope for an ''up-to-date'' retro swingy style one day..have fun, wish you a successful fall! P
Hello Jonny ....
Welcome to our Family here at TJN ~ Hope You will have a Lot of Fun with us --- as we have Great Talent, and Sounds at this very Special 24/7- J@zzClub !!
... thanks for the Great Sounds on your Page !
Hey Jonny! You finally found us! Welcome to the Jazz Network. You are going to just love this place! Put your seatbelt on for you have jazz supporters from all arenas all in one place...load your music up, remember to hit EDIT in your music player then AUTOPLAY and SAVE for your music to start when members come through. Have a ball here and welcome!!
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