"THIS CAT BLOWS! Sonya Jason blows away her rivals with a torrent of
sizzling and slinky sax-work on her debut release from Discovery Records. Tigress is
an all original release, showcasing Sonya's remarkable gift for composing and
arranging, and making her the most versatile female recording artist
recording today. From the rapid leap and pounce of 'Tigress' to the deeply emotive
ballad 'Green Eyes' Sonya displays a rare talent for crafting accessible,
passionate tunes that surprise and enchant across a number of musical styles."
"Tigress is the perfect title for her debut, as she alternates between the
cool sensuality of a cat and the fiery roar of its more ferocious counterpart."
"Sonya Jason is an explosive, technically flash alto/soprano saxophonist.
The tone is more robust than sweet. Punchy than fluttery. Her band is
bolstered by hired gun heavies...musicians that aren't afraid to step up the
intensity. The result is some fiery, impassioned sax wailing and some thunderous
"This alto and sopranino saxophonist plays with all of the fire, conviction
and confidence of more seasoned veterans. Her debut album Tigress
(Discovery) offers the listener not only serious hip funk and soul inspired excitement
on tunes like 'Tigress' and 'Forbidden Love', but also a bit of whimsey on
tunes like 'Cartoon Blues'. The cool, smooth and romantic side to her nature is
not left unexplored. 'Tryst' and 'Easy Love' radiate enough heat and
sensuality to melt the coldest heart. If Jason ever gets on a major label, watch out!"
"A terrific combination of contemporary, funk and latin, Sonya's music soars.
She possesses an amazing command of technique, employing imaginative
improvisations that express passion, lyricsm and mood with equal intensity."
"Sonya Jason is the tigress of saxophones. She's sexy, sultry and sassy.
Her first CD, Tigress, (Warner Music Discovery) defines mood, zest, verve and
sizzling straight-on jazz from the hip. Some elements of jazz never change, but
Sonya Jason picks up the leftovers and moves them into her own dimension."
"Comparisons with Candy Dulfer have already probably begun for saxophonist
Sonya Jason. On the basis of Tigress, there are some accurate parallels to be
drawn, but not on the playing side. Jason is a far more accomplished soloist,
at least on the basis of recorded evidence, and also more versatile, playing
sopranino and flute besides alto sax. While the arrangements, production, and
plethora of guitarists indicate that the set has been tailored for the Adult
contemporary and light jazz market, Jason shows enough when given the solo
spotlight to prove that she's an improviser, not a pop instrumentalist."
"Jason has a strong and distinct style of alto-sax playing. Betcha she could move into the R&B terrain trailblazed by altoist Hank Crawford and put out some killer stuff. Her arranging and producing skills are impeccable."
"Sonya Jason, aka 'the Tigress' has shown to be a most masterful saxophone
player and band leader. Her sounds are smooth and seductive, yet raw and scorching. Wow! Home girl can play!"
"As the title of her new CD suggests, jazz-influenced artist Sonya Jason is
far from a passive player. Tigress (Discovery) is a wild ride on the pop side,
rife with contempo jazzish riffs and hooks, just right for KBLX-FM (102.9).
Interestingly, Jason's main weapon is the diminutive sopranino, an instrument
whose pitch is so high wild dogs come running."
"I could tell you that I've been spending my mornings lying naked on a plush
carpet of moss as the dew falls from the leafy canopy of a rainforest, or my
afternoons relaxing in a warm tropical pool with small fish tickling my
toes, or my nights entranced by the vibrant piercing sounds of a deep dark
jungle. In a way, I have been; I've been listening to Sonya Jason's
Tigress CD, which is once again available. This music, lush and alive in
composition, in arrangement, in performance, totally redefines the space it
fills. Yes, it makes me feel like I'm spending time in all those exotic
places. This work is an adventure I highly recommend. Give it a spin and
see where it takes you."
"The Supper Club...a combination of classic tunes that are executed in
classic jazz style - clean and clear - a pleasure to listen to from first track to
last. One of the things I like about The Supper Club is that it doesn't leave
you looking for the melody as some jazz artists do. Even when the musicians
are improvising, the melody isn't far away."
"Five Stars: Breathtaking musical talent - Sonya Jason has a sadly small
recorded legacy to date, but that doesn't mean she isn't a monumental talent.
She plays sax with lithe grace in a subtle, understated manner that nonetheless
overwhelms the listener. No matter which track you're listening to, she
breathes sensuality and new life into the composition. The Supper Club comes
highly recommended; also try to find her outstanding solo release Tigress.
Hopefully, Sonya will return soon with a new cd and receive the national acclaim that
the lovely, talented artist so richly deserves."
"This album of reworked jazz, blues and swing classics called The Supper Club
-- all performed and arranged by saxophonist Sonya Jason -- is a beautiful
collection of warm melodies and hot tunes. I stumbled across Sonya Jason's
album . . . and fell in love."
"I've been a fan for a long time. I've been listening to The Supper Club all
day and love it! It's nice to hear some real blowing!"
"Secret Lover - a great new release from a virtual newcomer to PAC
(Progressive Adult Contemporary) radio...Sonya Jason. The album sports a collection of
original compositions, save a couple of cover tunes, in the contemporary jazz
vein. A nice record!"