MEET THE ARTIST

 

J.Staton is a writer and producer with a fresh sound and approach that is definitely his own. His debut album, THIS MIND OF MINE (2013) and his single project ITS ALL GOOD, due to release in 2018 is a mixture of smooth melodic grooves and a taste of funk. J. has appeared at the Apollo Theater, and has shared the local and national stage with Gerald Albright, Norman Connors, Jennette Harris, Avery Sushine, and Peter White. Staton has opened for Jeff Lorber, Eric Darius, and Ben Tankard to mention a few. J was nominated by Veer Magazine Music Awards for 2013 Best in Jazz.

 

Here's WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY:

“I highly recommend the recent released by J. Staton, This Mind Of Mine. Great sax playing backed with soulful grooves makes this CD and enjoyable listen especially like the cover of the whispers hit, “Rock Steady.”

— Barry Friedman Birdland Music & Tapes
One of the hidden gems of Hampton Roads, VA area is saxophonist James Staton. His smooth style captures the attention and provides a listening pleasure that is hard to escape. He is truly one of my favorite jazz musicians.”

— Reverenced Michael Toliver Fist Baptist Church,
“An up and coming recording artist with very good tone on the saxophone.”

— Norman Connors
Staton not only soothes the soul and mind, he explores the smooth jazz cosmos with interesting beats and keyboard vibes that serve as a sonic backdrop to his exceptional skills as a premiere sax player and melodic songwriter. Staton makes it all sound so effortless. His music is the perfect accompaniment to a romantic evening in front of the fireplace with glass of red wine in-hand.”

— Jeff Maisey VEER Magazine
One of the area’s hottest new recording artist with worldwide appeal. Rock steady. J. Staton is on to watch.”

— Jay Lang, General Manager WHOV 88. 1 FM Hampton, VA
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TOUR

 

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