STUDIO JAY'S JASON DASENT CO-WRITES AND
PRODUCES SOUNDTRACK FOR
BAGGASSE COMPANY'S LOCAL VERSION OF CINDERELLA
TAKING ST. LUCIA INTO OVERDRIVE!
The band Overdrive, led by music producer Jason Dasent, delivered a stellar performance at the annual Jazz on the Square concert held in St. Lucia on May 9, 2014. Some of the highlights included front line vocalist, Lisette Khan's rendition of the well known "Calypso Rising". The band also took the opportunity to debut three original songs from it's upcoming album: "Forgive me", "No Worries" and "Looseness" which were well received by the regional and international audience. This is the latest in Overdrive's efforts to spread it's wings regionally in 2014. Overdrive would like to thank Landmark Events of St. Lucia for making this possible.
Studio Jay Recording presents: Ruth Osman
Amazing Guyanese Jazz/Fusion singer launches her Debut CD
Guyanese singer/songwriter, Ruth Osman, has just launched her debut album, “Letting Go’’, at the Little Carib Theatre in Trinidad on July 6th.
Osman describes the album, which was produced by Studio Jay Recording Ltd, as “the statement that I’ve wanted to make for a long time”. “It’s my take on love, spirituality, motherhood, and our society.”
The 10 song production is a departure from the jazz sound that Osman has become known for. “We haven’t veered away from that sound, “she explained. “We’ve expanded on it. So you’re going to hear some jazz. But there’s also soul, funk and folk, and of course, our Caribbean rhythms feature heavily ... I think you could safely categorise it as adult contemporary.”
According to Jason Dasent, Executive Producer at Studio Jay Recording, the album’s uniqueness is sure to make it stand out on the local and international market. “It crosses a number of genres,” he said, “and Ruth’s songwriting is so topical and lyrical at the same time. People are really going to like it.”
His excitement was echoed by Osman when she spoke about the process of recording the album with Dasent. “It’s an amazing thing to hear something that you’ve written come to life under someone else’s hand and to realise that it appeals to other people as well. I’m grateful to Jason for the opportunity to do this project.”
The well attended concerts marking the launch of the album featured the talents of Dasent and members of his band “Overdrive”, as well as musicians that Osman has worked with over the years.
We thank the her growing fan-base for the tremendous support!
Studio Jay back from trip to France!
Studio Jay Recording Ltd just completed a successful trip to Cannes and Paris. Studio owner and Executive Producer Jason Dasent along with his wife/Marketing Director, Sarah met with several publishing houses on the first night of the MIDEM '13 expo in Cannes.
An added bonus was on their last day in Paris, Border Blaster's CEO arranged for them to meet legendary Jazz great Manu Dibango who resides in Paris. Jason got the rare opportunity to jam with the music icon who graciously entertained them at his home.
What an amazing climax to the trip!
Studio Jay completed European Study Tour
with new Album of emerging T&T artists
Studio Jay Recording Ltd just completed a successful Study Tour organised by the Caribbean Export Development Agency in collaboration with EU companies, Bizclim & ACE International Consultants. The organisers targeted industry professionals and marketing and distribution experts in the major cities of Manchester, Berlin and Paris.
Jason Dasent, the Managing Director and Executive Producer of Studio Jay Recording Ltd. was promoting his new album "EMERGENCE" which features 7 of T&T's most promising young artists. The album, the 1st of a 3 part series showcases the best that Trinidad to offer in a variety of genres - from Soca to Island Pop, Jazz fusion and even Classical Fusion. Artists such as Ruth Osman, a Guyanese born Jazz singer/songwriter wowed listeners with her bluesy, lyrical vibes while new Island Pop artist Shanna captivated industry professionals with her soulful innocence. Candy Kay, prolific singer/songwriter, not only co-wrote 6 of the album's 10 songs, but also brought her depth of expression to 3 tracks including "Forgive Me", one of the
1st songs carded for release in the coming months.
An added bonus was when our High Commision in London invited the band Overdrive to perform at T&T's 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations at the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn, London on 25th, 26th and 27th July.