From the minute Jessy J hit the stage in Fresno, California, for the first time as a member of super producer/guitarist Paul Brown's live band on Valentine's Day 2006, the love between the saxophonist/vocalist and fans of contemporary jazz have been flowing nonstop. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday night, and joining Jessy will be Nathan Mitchell, a Tampa-based jazz, funk, neo-soul and gospel jazz artist. After graduating from the University of Southern California, Jessy worked in the studio with Michael Bublé and toured with The Temptations, Jessica Simpson, Michael Bolton and Seal. She also performed as a member of the Henry Mancini Jazz Orchestra. Jessy's recording career began after Brown heard her demo, and gave her a spot on his tour. Her first major solo performance was at the 2006 Catalina JazzTrax Festival, which she would headline the following year. Tequila Moon, Jessy's 2008 debut album on Peak Records, offered a beguiling mixture of pop, jazz, Latin and Brazilian music. The album's title cut reached No. 1 on Billboard's jazz chart. That same year, she was named Radio & Records' Debut Artist of the Year and received the Contemporary Jazz Song of the Year award from Radio & Records and Billboard for "Tequila Moon." In 2011, Jessy's album Hot Sauce debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's jazz albums chart. It featured performances by jazz legends Joe Sample, Harvey Mason and Ray Parker Jr. Her 2013 album, Second Chances, featured collaborations with Grammy nominated keyboardist Jeff Lorber, Grammy-winning guitarist Norman Brown, world-renowned bassist Jimmy Haslip (formerly with The Yellowjackets) and legendary pianist Joe Sample. Jessy's sax is featured on a cover of a Selena song, "Thinking of You," which is included on renowned Southern California producer Gerry Gallagher's new studio album, due later this year.