We are excited to announce Johnny Britt‘s new single, “Mo Jazzin'”! It’s the first single/title track from his forthcoming new album, Mo Jazzin’. Along with Norman Brown and Wayman Tisdale, Britt’s group Impromp2 was among the original collection of artists signed to Jazz record label, MoJazz in the early 1990’s. His new single pays homage to the legendary label.
Early on, Britt immersed himself deeply into jazz, meeting the artform’s icons and legends and studying diligently to become a classically-trained jazz trumpet player at The Versailles Conservatory near Paris, France. He is no stranger to the smooth/contemporary side of jazz having composed material for some of the genre’s stars, including three No. 1 hits for Boney James and songs for Rick Braun, Euge Groove and Norman Brown. The tunesmith also wrote for R&B singer Peabo Bryson and Motown legends The Temptations, the latter for whom he served as musical director.
Johnny Britt “Mo Jazzin”” ft. Norman Brown -Written, produced and arranged by Johnny Britt -Mixed by Nils
Listen to Mo Jazzin’ on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 22/4).
Trumpeters Willie Bradley, Johnny Britt and Rob Zinn have teamed up to record a fresh, modern interpretation of Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass song, “Tijuana Taxi”.
“Tijuana Taxi” (4:15)
Composer: Ervan F. Coleman
Produced and arranged by Johnny Britt
ISRC code: US-T2Y-20-00003
Listen to Tijuana Taxi on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 16/4).
Johnny Britt’s new single “Hot Fun In The Summer” is released in perfect coordination for the hot Summer months! It’s a killer new version of Sly & The Family Stone’s classic, and features Najee on saxophone. Hot Fun In the Summer has that special inimitable atmosphere you perhaps knows by songs like Roy Ayers’ Everybody Loves The Sunshine.
“Hot Fun In The Summer”
Johnny Britt – vocals
Najee – saxophone
Nils – guitar
Marcus Williams – drums
Sean Lawson – percussion
Britt will be performing at Art Good’s legendary Catalina Island Jazz Trax Festival in October.
Listen to Hot Fun In The Summer on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 19/3).
Johnny Britt‘s new single “Highway 10” is an up-tempo track that is reminiscent of other hit singles he has written, such as “Contact” by Boney James. “Highway 10” features Johnny’s signature smooth sounding flugelhorn with its soulful layered arrangements and melodies that ride all over the song.
Interstate 10 (I-10) is the southernmost cross-country Interstate Highway in the American Interstate Highway System stretching from the Pacific Ocean at Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica, California, to Jacksonville, Florida. Highway 10 is Johnny’s mind blasting hymn about this stunning route with countless sights.
“Highway 10” is taken from Britt’s new CD, So Hot.
Listen to Highway 10 on Smooth Jazz Buzz (Playlist 2/4).