Jackiem Joyner is a contemporary saxophonist and composer known for his soulful and smooth jazz style. He was born on February 9, 1980, in Norfolk, Virginia, and grew up in a musical family where he was exposed to jazz and gospel music at a young age.
Joyner began playing the saxophone as a teenager, when his family moved to Syracuse, NY. He attended Fowler High School and participated in the NAACP’s Act-So youth achievement program. Representing the city of Syracuse in the program, he won the state competition three years in a row.
In 2007, Joyner released his debut album, “This Time Around,” which received critical acclaim and earned him a nomination for “Debut Artist of the Year” at the Smooth Jazz News Awards. He continued to release successful albums, including “Babysoul” (2009), “Church Boy” (2012), and “Main Street Beat” (2017).
Joyner has also collaborated with numerous artists, including Gerald Albright, Peter White, and Keiko Matsui. He has also performed at major music festivals, including the Newport Beach Jazz Festival and the Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival.
Joyner is a Yamaha artist and has endorsed the Yamaha YAS-875EX saxophone. He is also a member of the Recording Academy and has served as a Grammy judge.
In addition to his music career, Joyner is also an entrepreneur and co-owns Artistry Music Group, a music production company.
Joyner’s music is known for its blend of jazz, soul, and R&B, and his ability to connect with his audience through his performances. His latest album, “Touch,” was released in 2019 and features collaborations with guitarists Blake Aaron and Steve Oliver.
Page last updated 11/19/2023.