Jazzmasters Entertainment Group

About our Artists

Our Saturday, March 28, 2020 Event

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James Lloyd

For fans of contemporary jazz James Lloyd is no stranger. He is a pioneering member of the groundbreaking band Pieces of a Dream (that will be celebrating its 40th anniversary next year). James hails from the "City of Brotherly Love" and h​as soaked up the musical vibes of fellow Philadelphians Grover Washington Jr., Patti Labelle , John Coltrane, Gamble, Huff, and Teddy Pendergrass. The city’s rich musical tradition is the foundation for Lloyd’s expansive creative vision. “I didn't realize it as much when I was a kid, but Philly had and has a certain vibe spiritually and musically,” confides Lloyd. “I'm a product of all that I have listened to and absorbed. There's a lot of music floating around in my head, I'm just trying to get it out and hope that it touches some people.”

Phil Denny

# 1 Billboard recording artist Phil Denny has become a household name in contemporary jazz and remains a topic of conversation and interest among an international audience. Since emerging onto the smooth jazz scene in 2012 much traction has been made by the efforts of saxophonist and businessman, Phil Denny. The 6x Billboard charting, independent artist has been described as a passionate and soulful player often captivating audiences with his smooth, sexy yet energetic style. Friends and fans alike often describe him as a people’s musician having developed and maintained a very active, loyal and ever-growing fan base even before the release of his internationally recognized 2012 debut CD, Crossover. Align, the forth studio album released in June 2018 is indeed a best-yet collection of eleven original tracks and welcomes great artist collaborations. The debut single, Switch Up earned a career first Billboard #1 as well as the top spot on the Mediabase and Smooth Jazz Network charts.

Canton Village Theater

Canton, MI

Our Saturday, January 25, 2020 Event

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Yancyy is a proven entertainer for music enthusiasts of every generation. Yancyy's impeccable styling and artistic charisma are not confined to genre distinction, enchanting the jazz-heads, serenading classical aficionados, inspiring the ecclesiastics and electrifying pop, rock, funk and hip hop fans.

Yancyy pursued his musical genius training  at Interlochen Fine Arts Academy and then continued his pursuit of artistic excellence, earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts. in performance at University of Michigan's acclaimed School of Music. He is also a gifted composer and arranger, contributing keyboards and vocals on his first solo release.  His jazz release, ‘Sax Chronicles, Volume 1’ incorporates several talented composers as well as Grammy Award winning producer, Phil Davis.He has gone on several tours both nationally and internationally where he performed with saxophonist Najee, saxophonist Nelson Rangel, and Lloyd, keyboardist from the band “Pieces of a Dream.”

Join us for a wonderful night of entertainment with a smooth jazz force to be reckoned with!


Ted "TJ" Johnson

Ted “T. J.” Johnson loves music and it appears the feeling is mutual. As the enthusiastic leader of Savvy One Entertainment, he has experience in every corner of the music world. He’s been a performer, event manager, promoter, producer, booking agent and host.

T. J. started playing drums as a child and added vocals when he was a teenager. Back then, playing drums and singing was a rare combination. His father, a saxophone player, often shared his stories of inspiration. 

As a performer, T. J. has opened for Keke Wyatt, Yemi Marie, Kevon Edmonds, Carl Thomas, Mint Condition, K’Jon, and Smooth jazz artist such Paul Taylor, Slim Man, Julian Vaughn, Jeanette Harris, Blake Aaron, and Dee Lucas.

We are truly looking forward to the extremely smooth vocal stylings of Mr. Ted "TJ" Johnson!!


La Pita Cafe

Dearborn, MI