Don Ward Joins Sunset Jazz Recordings

"We are obviously a very lucky label to have someone at the level of Don "Juan" (Ward) as the first artist signed and first CD release, " says Don Lichterman, founder and president of Sunset Jazz. "This inaugural album for the label beyond doubt validates the work of Don Ward with a full album of stylish and expressive arrangements on every song." The new Lichterman jazz record label has once again teamed up with Rod Millwood, a Sunset Staff Music Producer (Gina Thompson, L. Myers, Kevin Hart) and Laff House Comedy Club owner, to work with Ward in the studio.

Saxophonist Don "Juan" Ward is one of the leading sax players in the world. His playing has been described as a picture perfect blend of sound, and is one of the premier signings in the jazz music world. The tandem is currently putting the finial mixes down on the final 6 songs for the label. Sunset jazz aim is to build this into a legendary jazz label with analogous love for classic music styles of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Charles Mingus, among other legends in jazz. "He is a major addition to the Sunset Jazz artist roster, " added Lichterman, "which should attract more great players to the label."

The new Ward CD, Dreaming highlights the labels devotion to that classic style of jazz music showing of its melodies, textures, and great grooves. The sax artist and the jazz label are poising themselves to create many journeys into this deep style of inspirational musical discovery. (Rod) Millwood has even included the use of light vocals as an instrument presenting the direct way to show tribute to the legendary jazz artist, Grover Washington, Jr.

Sunset Jazz, founded in 2008, is the Sunset Records jazz label that opened its doors last year by distributing its licensed product. All Sunset Jazz artists are distributed all over the world through the Sunset records label system and via CBuJ Entertainment.For all information about the label, its artists and current releases in stores, along with artist interviews with Don Ward, please contact Don Lichterman at Susnet Jazz.

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