This is multi-talented, singer/songwriter/percussionist Jon Otis debut SRI Jazz album. Jon is terrific singer/songwriter plus an exceptional vocalist and percussionist.
Sometimes, but not always, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. That’s the case with Jon Otis (son of Johnny Otis, who is best known for his big hit “Willie & The Hand Jive) as it is with his label mate Ray Brown Jr. (son of Ella Fitzgerald and Ray Brown). We are very excited to have Jon Otis on the SRI Jazz roster. He is a top quality singer/songwriter who has a distinctive musical fusion blending jazz, blues and R&B. His smooth vocal styling is reminiscent of Marvin Gaye and Al Green blended with a touch of Al Jarreau. Otis’ unique songs are percussion driven and evoke the sensuous feelings of Latin and Afro-jazz with a pop and R&B sound. Jon Otis has worked extensively in Europe over the past 25.
This is Jon Otis – “A Friend”.