TONY EXUM JR
WHO IS TEJ
BSE Recordings/Orchard/Sony Records recording artist Tony Exum Jr is a contemporary jazz, R&B and funk saxophonist, songwriter and performer with a sultry and soulful sound. In 2019 Tony released his single “My Name’s Tony” receiving national airplay, charting on the Smooth Jazz Network top 100 chart for several weeks. In addition, the My Name’s Tony Spring/Summer 14 city tour, included performances at the San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival in San Diego, California, Spaghettini’s in Long Beach, California, The Soiled Dove Underground in Denver Colorado, Jazz in The Park in Prattville, Alabama and the Winter Park Jazz Festival in Winter Park Colorado to name a few.
Tony is taking 2021 to new heights musically and professionally with an unrestrained passion and impeccable work ethic that is second to none. Performances in 2021 included appearances at the 30th Annual Berks Jazz Fest, Roland’s Intimate Smooth Jazz Getaway, 2021 Jazz Legacy Foundation 8th Annual Gala Weekend with more to be announced for 2022. Tony’s catalog consists of two critically acclaimed albums, “Finally” and “The One” and several Smooth Jazz Top 100 charting singles including Billboard BDS Radio Network #1 most added “Brighter Days” with David P. Stevens and the most recent Smooth Jazz Network top 100 single “Get At You” feat Desmond Washington.
Beyond work as a recording artist Tony has embarked on a career in radio hosting on Colorado Springs FM Station Jazz 93.5 FM with over 20 hours per week of on-air time. In addition, Tony entered a business venture in late 2019 with Kas’tell Vodka as their Global Brand Ambassador. As an aspiring actor, Tony’s first flim role will commence in 2022 as “Brother Vonner” in the indie film Behind Church Doors (www.behindchurchdoors.com)
NOTEWORTHYPerformed with Gerald Albright, Marcus Anderson, Eric Marienthal, Jackiem Joyner, Eric Darius, Euge Groove, Najee, Nick Colionne, Julian Vaughn, Adam Hawley, Elan Trotman, Blake Aaron, Brian Lenair, Deon Yates, Phillip ‘Doc’ Martin and Paula Atherton. Opened for R&B artists The Delfonics, Denise Williams, Rose Royce, Dennis Edwards and The Temptations Review and Jeffrey Osborne. Performed with Norman Connors, KeKe Wyatt, Sunshine Anderson, Kelly Price, Actor/Singer Leon, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Chi-Lites, The Manhattans, Miki Howard, Dave Hollister, Silk, Donell Jones, Aysha Webb and Gail Jhonson.
Tony plays the SDA 1000 alto and SDSXG72 soprano
PAST PERFORMANCES• San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival – San Diego, CA • Winter Park Jazz Festival – Winter Park, CO • Jazz, Funk R&B and Wine Festival – Prince George County, MD • Jazz On The Creek Festival – San Diego, CA • Atlanta Smooth Music Festival – Mableton, GA • Sedona Jazz on the Rocks Festival – Sedona, AZ • Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival – Catalina Island, CA • Blues Alley – Washington, DC • St James Live – Atlanta, GA • Yoshi’s – Oakland, CA • Yoshi’s – San Francisco, CA • Humphreys Backstage Live – San Diego, CA • Spaghettini’s – Seal Beach, CA • Greenwood Cultural Center – Tulsa, OK • Perfect Note, -Birmingham, AL • Soiled Dove Underground – Denver, CO • House of Blues – Houston, TX • Adams County Music Festival – Denver, CO • Brown Theater (Wortham Center) – Houston, TX • JW Marriott Desert Ridge Jazz Festival – Phoenix, AZ * Middle C Jazz- Charlotte, NC * Blues Boulevard– Greenville, SC * Jazz Legacy Foundation Gala– Hampton, VA