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  • Release Date 2017-07-14
  • Label Sea To Sun
  • Catalog S2S099
Sea to Sun proudly presents a New Age musical masterpiece by Colombian composer/saxophonist, JMancera. Mancera's "Reflections II" will be released on July 14, launching an exciting new chapter in the accomplished musician's career. Teaming up with producers Malcolm Francis and Anton Bass, the composition's unforgettable melodies are uplifted with a lush, dynamic hybrid of musical elements. Ear grabbing from the start, JMancera's whistled melody foreshadows an arrangement that is both hooky and dynamic while Mancera's soprano saxophone resonates as a signature voice that is full of texture and sensual elegance. The production features electronic beats that are enhanced with live timpani rolls, violin accents performed by Allison Cornell (Shania Twain, Cyndi Lauper, Joe Jackson, Paula Cole, Pat Benatar, Brandford Marsalis, etc.) and ethereal background vocal nuances performed by chart topping electronic songstress Sylvia Tosun.

JMancera is truly a musician of the world. Born in Bogota, Colombia, he emerged as a musician, composer and songwriter. While growing up in Bogota, the budding artist first discovered music when his uncle taught him to whistle when he was just four years old. To this day, JMancera composes his melodies by first whistling them into his iPhone.

By the time he reached high school, he was studying music formally and soon after, he was traveling the world as a session artist, band member and composer. He toured with singer Leonardo Fabio throughout Latin America as a saxophonist and flutist. Nominated for a Latin Grammy as part of the band Los Alfa Ocho, Mancera is a virtuoso player with influences from his roots in Colombia to early 60s Motown and beyond.

When JMancera first arrived in the United States, all he brought was his saxophone and his dreams. After 25 years on the New York music scene, he finally recorded all of the melodies that were dancing in his head for his first full length album of music entitled "Mancera #5", released independently in March of 2016. The collection of songs mingle soul, pop and jazz to create a sound that defies categorization. With a fresh new production approach for 2017, JMancera's music is poised to touch audiences around the world, sharing his love for life and musical inspiration.
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