Ivan and Friends
Ivan Adams & Jeremy Lee
Ivan and Friends is a compilation of songs from upcoming releases by Ivan Adams and Jeremy Lee that get to the heart of contemporary jazz: smooth jazz with an edge and jazz infused gospel. It's more than just a melody.
Ivan Adams and Jeremy Lee are multi-instrumentalists that write music from all art forms. The music Ivan creates always seems to have a jazz undertone to it, regardless if its gospel, country, funk, Rnb, etc. origin. His love for jazz is obvious, but it does not dominate his musical landscape. You hear influences from all walks of life and his mind is always open to new possibilities. His long overdue debut comes at just the right time. Music needs a new voice that's truly different. This release, "Ivan & Friends", pulls music from 3 future works; two of his own and the other by Jeremy Lee. Jeremy will soon be a force in the music industry just from the power of his playing and creative genius. His long awaited release entitled "Introducing Jeremy Lee" features strong collaborations by Ivan and Jeremy that will blow your mind. Vocalist Janet Williams is featured on "It's Just God", which is an up tempo contemporary gospel song that demonstates deep lyrics, soulful singing, and oh yes, that bass. Psalms 95 features the smooth vocal stylings of Jade Hall, who can best be described as a combination of CeCe Winans and Natalie Cole. The beauty of her singing flows throughout and brings to life the spirituality of the song. Ivan credits artists like Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Miles Davis, Jaco, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, Wayman Tisdale, EWF, The Gap Band, Slave, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammonds, Garth Brooks, The Judds, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Fourplay and The Yellowjackets, just to name a few, for shaping his sound. With Ivan, nothing is beyond the creative imagination. So, buckle up and enjoy the ride!