Recording Artist               CDs               Studio Sessions
Sonya Jason   Tigress
Saja Music 2009
Warner Music Discovery 1993

Sonya Jason blows away her rivals with a torrent of sizzling and sensuous saxwork on her international debut release. This all original CD showcases Sonya's remarkable gift for composing accessible, passionate tunes that surprise and enchant across a number of contemporary musical styles. Her band is bolstered by 22 of L.A.'s top studio musicians -- players that aren't afraid to step up the intensity; such as Yellowjackets' bassist Jimmy Haslip, Sting's drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, Madonna's percussionist Luis Conte, Tania Maria's bassist John Pena, Temptations' lead vocalist Louis Price, and many, many more. The result is some fiery, impassioned sax wailing and some thunderous ensemble arrangements. Produced by Dennis Moody and Sonya Jason.

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Sonya Jason   The Supper Club
Sugo Music/Tambourine 2000

Sonya and her band capture the essence of cool jazz, performing well-loved standards with a hip flair. With gracefully lyrical saxophone styling, she breathes sensuality and new life into such popular classics as Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Summertime, Secret Love, Harlem Nocturne, When I Fall in Love and more. Featuring Sonya Jason on alto and soprano saxophones with keyboardists Peter Horvath and Julie Homi; bassist Svetozar "Butsa" Necak; drummer Andrew Eberhard; vibraphonist Larry Blackshere. Produced by Stevan Pasero and Russell Bond.

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Sonya Jason   Secret Lover
Saja Productions 1988

The musical story of a love affair from its passionate beginning to its inevitable end - in a contemporary jazz style with a heavy pop/R&B influence. This mostly original project includes popular cover tunes, Europa (Santana, Coster/ arr. Gato Barbieri) and Wildflower (Skylark). Sonya Jason is featured on alto and sopranino saxophones along with contributions by some of Arizona's top talent. Produced by Sonya Jason and former Elektra recording engineer, Ben Taylor.

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Stephanie Teel   Going Coastal
Nalu 2015

Stephanie and her band have recorded a heartfelt album of Coastal Rock songs that will take the listener on adventures on the sea, land and mind. These songs will awaken the traveler and the escapist spirit. As an avid surfer and sailor, Stephanie's songs are inspired by the power of nature and of love in the human heart. Sonya Jason's sweet soprano soars gently over the tracks with a freedom of spirit.


Brian West   Renewal
released 2015

Renewal is a musical double-album of songs by composer, pianist and guitarist, Brian West. A very personal project, the album holds 28 musical pictures from the past, with songs inspired by childhood muses, dedications to family members, and influences from fellow musicians met along the way. Sonya Jason's saxophone gives the music a personality that matches the poetry. No easy feat!

Marty Williams   The Problem's Here
Inmoonbay Records 2014

Jazz pianist and vocalist, Marty Williams, is one of the Bay Area's treasures. His piano playing and singing are passionate, humorous, and unique. Marty's most recent CD invites us to listen closely to his expression on the piano and to his vocal interpretation of some of his favorite tunes. Guest artist, Sonya Jason, sets the mood with a touch of smoky saxophone.

VCN Dejam   sub URBAN Life
VCN Dejam Music 2012

Cool, stylish, contemporary jazz with solid grooves, feel good melodies and straight ahead jazz sensibilities, that's the sound of this street smart new project from pianist/composer VanCortlandt. Features stellar production and a cast of special guests from the San Francisco Bay Area including bassist/producer Tony Saunders, saxophonists Melecio Magdaluyo, Sonya Jason and Charlie McCarthy, guitarist Bill Hampton, drummer Dante "Taz" Roberson, percussionist Arturo Carrillo and more.

Michael John Ahern   Drive
released January 2011

DRIVE is Michael John Ahern's most ambitious album to date. A brilliantly engineered musical essay into the American heartland, big city and backwoods. DRIVE brings forward MJ's crafted guitarwork, urban and bluesy backbeats, Chicago horns and down home country twang. Featured musical artists include the legendary percussionist Mick Fleetwood, B3 organist Mike Emerson, national treasure Gary Chiappetta on pedal steel, and saxophonist Sonya Jason belting out some blues.


Andre Berry   Off the Beat 'n' Path
LBG Records 2010

Bassist Andre Berry's funky groove has driven the live music of top smooth jazz and R&B artists such as Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Chris Botti, Brothers Johnson and Sonya Jason. His third solo CD, Off the Beat 'n' Path, is a labor of love that features funky bass and catchy melodies. The music is intended to please Smooth Jazz audiences, but at the same time, to step off the pathway and take some real chances. Musical contributors include saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa, keyboardist Mitch Forman, guitarist Jackson Allen, pianist Brian Simpson and the sweet soprano sounds of saxophonist Sonya Jason, to name a few.


Various Artists   Perfect Wedding Music Collection: Contemporary Ceremony, Volume 1
Meritage Music 2010

Romance is key when selecting music for a wedding ceremony. This collection includes popular love themes from the movies and theater, such as Somewhere In Time, Romeo and Juliet, Memory, My Heart Will Go On and The Rose. Terrific versions of these songs are provided by such artists as saxophonists Eric Marienthal and Sonya Jason, harpist Anna Maria Mendieta, flautist Bettine Clemen, keyboardist Brian Withycombe and more.

Various Artists   Perfect Wedding Music Collection: Contemporary Reception - Cocktails and Dance, Volume 2
Meritage Music 2010

After the wedding, kick off the reception party with music to please everyone - from bluesy jazz to upbeat sambas to favorite pop songs. This exciting compilation includes tracks by such artists as keyboardists Steven C. Anderson and Brian Withycombe, guitarists Ron Eschete and Stevan Pasero, and saxophonist Sonya Jason.

Various Artists   Perfect Wedding Music Collection: Contemporary Reception - Cocktails and Dance, Volume 3
Meritage Music 2010

Weddings involve a great variety of guests, and the music must include something for everyone! The third in the series, this album was designed to keep the reception party going, offering everything from swinging jazz standards and cool bossa novas to pop hits and classical melodies. Featured artists include saxophonists Eric Marienthal and Sonya Jason, keyboardist Brian Withycombe, guitarist Ron Eschete and more.

Various Artists   Perfect Wedding Music Collection: Contemporary Reception - Cocktails and Dance, Volume 4
Meritage Music 2010

The final volume in this unique series of music for wedding receptions presents pop favorites like Can't Buy Me Love, You're Still the One, Desperado and We've Got Tonight. These selections are complimented by such latin hits as Tico Tico, Summer Samba and Corcovado, as well as jazz standards like Summertime, Blackbird and Harlem Nocturne. Musicianship is top-notch as usual.

Various Artists   Deluxe -- Cool Jazz for Entertaining
Sugo Music courtesy of BFM Digital 2009

Classy and lively jazz is the perfect compliment for dining and entertaining. This custom branded compilation CD produced exclusively for Sharper Image includes favorite cool jazz songs performed by world-class artists such as vocalist Janis Segal, flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny, guitarist Ron Eschete and saxophonist Sonya Jason.

Nikita Germaine   Just Kita
Koch Records 2008

After singing back up for numerous all star vocalists ranging from Aretha Franklin to Whitney Houston, Ms. Nikita Germaine breaks free to give us her sophomore release. Handpicked songs, many penned by Nikita herself, open a window to the songstress you have never seen. Her powerful vocals carry the tightly produced album which offers 16 tracks of urban R&B jams and ballads. Listen for Sonya Jason's soulfully wailing alto sax.

Various Artists   Dinner Party: Sumptuous Jazz for Entertaining
Sugo Music 2006

From Producer Stevan Pasero and Sugo Music for Whole Foods, Dinner Party is a tasty collection of sumptuous jazz cuts that create the perfect ambiance for home entertaining. This disc is loaded with jazz standards by terrific artists such as Janis Siegel, Sonya Jason, Indigo, Ron Eschete, The Crown Project, Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, Jacqui Naylor and more.

Montclair Women's Big Band   Ellen Seeling, Director
Pivotal Records 2005

A smokin' set by women musicians ready to burn down the house on classic big band compositions like Caravan, The Brownsville Express, String of Pearls and Groovin' Hard. With its high-energy rhythm section, big brassy sound and commanding soloists, this powerful collection of performers demolishes stereotypes of women jazz players. Their debut CD release features solos by Sonya Jason on lead alto with guest vocalists Vicki Randle, Linda Tillery, Pamela Rose and guest drummer Allison Miller. Engineered and co-produced by Leslie Ann Jones at Skywalker Sound, soundstage of George Lucas.

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Various Artists   Elegant Jazz -- Dinner Music
Sugo Music/Tambourine 2005

Create the perfect ambiance for your next dinner party with this memorable collection of instrumental jazz standards produced for the Impromptu Gourmet. Featuring a smooth blend of saxophone, piano, trumpet and more, this elegant compilation sets the ideal atmosphere for entertaining friends and family. Enhance your dining experience and complement life's most precious occasions with music from Indigo, Ron Eschete, Stevan Pasero and Sonya Jason.

Various Artists   Cool -- Intimate Jazz for Entertaining
Sugo Music/Tambourine 2004

This intimate collection of "cool blue" jazz features some of the most recognizable songs in popular music history compiled exclusively for Sharper Image. These nostalgic instrumentals, played by small ensembles, are the perfect complement to conversation and entertaining. So sit back and experience the ultimate in ambiance with four cool classics from saxophonist Sonya Jason and much more.

Various Artists   Sound Stage Vol. 1 -- Jazz Encore
Sugo Music/Tambourine 2004

This custom branded compilation CD produced for Wells Fargo presents a collection of favorite jazz music performed by acclaimed artists. These ten smooth jazz classics set the stage for any occasion with selections from such artists as Sonya Jason, Andy Suzuki, Indigo and The Cedar Walton Trio.

George Shelby   Touch
Morpheus 2003
The Orchard 2003

Saxophonist George Shelby's smooth jazz release features 6 of his own tunes and 6 by other songwriters. Here he boldly re-creates another saxophonist's composition, Sonya Jason's sweet and passionate ballad, First Kiss. No doubt encouragement was provided by his producer/engineer, Taavi Mote, who co-produced the original recording of this song with Sonya and keyboardist Randy Kartchner.

Various Artists   An Evening of Jazz
Sugo Music/Tambourine 2003

This custom branded compilation CD produced for Korbel Brandy includes favorite jazz songs performed by world-class artists -- ideal for creating a warm and festive ambiance. Sonya Jason's sensuous version of Harlem Nocturne is complemented by standards recorded by Art Farmer, Mimi Fox, The Cedar Walton Trio and others.

Various Artists   Music for Casual Cooking and Dining
Sugo Music/Tambourine 2003

"Perfecting the right music to cook and dine by is really an art -- these two CD's, created exclusively for NapaStyle, are the best mood makers I've heard in 20 years of cooking for my family and friends," declares award-winning chef Michael Chiarello. And the perfect music for "Cocktail e Antipasti (Cocktails & Appetizers)" is deemed to be four cool jazz selections from saxophonist Sonya Jason.

Various Artists   Cosmopolitan -- Jazz & Cocktails
Sugo Music/Tambourine 2002

Throw a perfect cocktail party or just set the cosmopolitan mood at home with this bubbly mix of legendary lounge tunes that will make you feel like floating away. This CD features jazzy hits that you know by heart, like Sonya Jason's hip version of Don't Get Around Much Anymore -- songs that go great with everyone and everything, especially merrymaking and celebrating.

Bermudez Triangle   Original Songs
Bermudez Triangle Music 2001

Hot and spicy original latin jazz with guest stars too numerous to mention in entirety. Includes 17 songs co-written by ambitious percussionist Jorge Bermudez, who produced this amazing recording involving 48(!) top musicians. Features Sonya Jason on alto saxophone along with percussionist/vocalist Pete Escovedo; timbalist Sheila E; guitarists Jorge Santana, Joyce Cooling and Michael Bolton's Chris Camozzi; Santana percussionists Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzo and many more.


The Ali Khan Band   Zindagi
City of Tribes 2000

It's unusual for an act to use a saxophone, a rapper, and tablas in the same track -- and even more unusual for them to make it cohesive -- but this band actually manages to do it. With influences of hip-hop, early-'90's smooth jazz, King Sunny Ade, and traditional Middle Eastern style, the recording floats cheerfully yet purposefully along and draws the listener with it. Sonya Jason's signature alto saxophone solos are featured on this varied and highly musical work.


Bermudez Triangle   Are The Women Dancing?
Bermudez Triangle Music 2000

Get your feet moving and hips twirling to this latin party music featuring 48(!) top musicians far too numerous to mention in entirety. Includes Sonya Jason's versatile alto sax sound along with percussionist/vocalist Pete Escovedo; timbalist Sheila E; guitarists Jorge Santana, Joyce Cooling and Michael Bolton's Chris Camozzi; Santana percussionists Raul Rekow and Karl Perazzo and many more.

Christopher Lukert   Midi Life Crisis
The Orchard 2000

Moody and ethereal, but with more melodic depth than most new age music -- this recording is a huge departure from the edgy jazz fusion that distinguished Christopher Lukert's style on his 1990 release, more than dreams. This artist does it all as composer/arranger for every track as well as playing bass, guitar and keyboards. But as producer, he was insightful enough to recognize the enchanting contribution of Sonya Jason's mesmerizing sopranino saxophone melodies floating on top.

Jenny Reed   i didn't expect it
Jennyhasit Music 2000

Singer/songwriter Jenny Reed also plays guitars and a mean harmonica on this all original release. This is music that's easy to listen to - with blues, folk and jazz influences. Sonya Jason's distinctive bluesy alto sax riffs and solos are prominently featured on over half of the songs. Produced by guitarist Richard Michos with drummer Paulo Baldi and percussionist Vince Littleton.

Various Artists   Yamaha Presents Contemporary Jazz
Delta Entertainment 1998

This compilation CD showcases some of the world's highly crafted musicians, and includes biographies, photos and most importantly, extraordinary music. Includes the beautiful ballad First Kiss composed by Sonya Jason and Randy Kartchner and performed by Sonya Jason on soprano saxophone with Randy Kartchner on keyboards and drum programming. Also features tracks by trumpeter Tony Guerrero, saxophonist Mike Tomaro, trumpeter Allen Vizzutti and others.


Rudy K.   Let Me Fly
Libra Records 1998

Complex Persian-influenced melodies and middle-eastern sounds make this recording a unique and interesting fusion of styles by guitarist Rudy K. This very funky, high-energy contemporary jazz CD of all original compositions features such powerful LA musicians as bassist Marco Mendoza, drummer Joey Heredia, keyboardist Renato Neto, percussionist Papo Rodrigues and saxophonist Sonya Jason.

Will Millar   Songs From My Irish Rovings
Calabasas Records 1997

As leader of "The Irish Rovers", Will Millar helped make that band one of the most successful Irish folk acts of all times. Will Millar and his new band, "Some Mad Irishmen", have taken the old Celtic standards and sparked new life into them. With Sonya Jason adding a cheerful alto sax sound, the songs are designed to lift the spirits and cure melancholy.

Various Artists   The Clarity Collection
Clarity Recordings 1996

A rare collection of outstanding performances captured "live-to-two-track" using a naturally balanced two microphone method of recording. This label exclusively produces CDs in which the vitality and musical integrity of each recording is completely dependent upon the studio skill and talent of the musicians, not the editing capability of the studio engineer. These 17 tracks include 2 songs from Stanley Keiser's Secret Island release which features the expert alto saxophone work of Sonya Jason.

Various Artists   blue collage
Sin-Drome Records/Island Independent 1994

Over two dozen hot tracks of varying musical styles by 21 emerging artists, this compilation CD includes original songs from Sonya Jason's Tigress recording -- Forbidden Love and Tigress. Other featured artist include singer/keyboardist Kiki Ebsen, smoky vocalist Marc Jordan, keyboardist/composer Dan Siegel and many more.

Stanley Thomas Keiser   Secret Island
Clarity Recordings 1994

This first recording for saxophonist/flutist Stan Keiser runs the gamut stylistically with moody smooth jazz to R&B vocals to jazzy ballads to world beat grooves. Recorded in a concert hall "live-to-two-track" with a naturally balanced two microphone method, the vitality and musical integrity was completely dependent upon the recording skill and talent of the musicians -- alto saxophonist Sonya Jason; guitarist Grant Geissman; pianist David Garfield; drummer Walfredo Reyes, Jr.; bassist Alphonso Johnson; percussionist Munyungo Jackson; trumpeter Roy Weigand; vocalists Shaun Murphy, Laura Creamer and Carmen Grillo.

Various Artists   Malibu Sunset
Discovery Records 1992

"Music that defines the mood" -- a two-disc set featuring the contemporary sounds of artists and recordings available from the Discovery catalogue. Includes artists as diverse as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Paul Desmond, Bud Powell, Ben Webster, and Art Pepper, and a cut from Sonya Jason's Secret Lover recording -- Soul Seduction.

Various Artists   Southwest Holiday
Fervor Records 1990

A holiday project with all proceeds benefiting the Central Arizona Shelter Services for the homeless and featuring ten of the top bands in the state. Includes favorites like Little Drummer Boy, The Christmas Song, Sleigh Ride and Sonya Jason's contemporary instrumental reggae arrangement of Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow.


Christopher Lukert   more than dreams
Christo Music 1990

High energy instrumental jazz fusion by talented bassist/composer Christopher Lukert. Sonya Jason blows some edgy alto sax solos over driving grooves that showcase musical chops all around. Creativity abounds, even in the song titles - Never Name Your Son Ernie, Dance Of The Bowlegged Kittens and I Used To Be One, But I'm Not Anymore - to name a few.

The Curious Walk   The Curious Walk
Curious Music 1986

Young, talented and inspired -- this all original rock band was strongly influenced by eighties bands The Police and Genesis. The songs are well-written and arranged, with an amazingly rich ambient production given the limitations of a direct-to-4-track recording. Sonya Jason's moody rock saxophone solos topped it off and got noticed by radio deejays and fans.