Japan Based Americana/Country Music Sensation, Jett Edwards New U.S. Release “Music For Peace” Supporting “The Abolition Of Nuclear Weapons” Initiative
Americana/Country musician Jett Edwards, already a huge sensation in Japan, releases his new CD/EP in the US entitled “Music For Peace” and features on the EP, the legendary Wayne Henderson of the Jazz Crusaders. Jett’s previous 2009 release (“Revealed”) contained the single “Made N America” that charted at #3 on the Billboard Singles charts and for which Edwards was invited by the Obama Campaign to perform in the U.S.
Jett Edward’s very special CD “Music For Peace” includes the lead single “Listen to the Fury of God” which was inspired by a poem written by Mr. Takashi Saito, revealing his experience as a 15 year old child during the bombing of his home town, Hiroshima. Proceeds from the CD will be donated to support “The Abolition of Nuclear Weapons” as well as “NPO Save this Blue Sea for Future Generations”; both important initiatives from Japan to the World.
Another single on “Music For Peace” is “Carolina’s Calling Me” which will no doubt be another hit for Edwards a song about his Home Town. Downloads are now available on iTunes at: http://bit.ly/dATQl0 and CDs are now available at Amazon at http://amzn.to/9C14cb, Napster and other websites, as well as on Sprint, Verizon Wireless and Mighty Mobile platforms.
Jett has performed and/or shared the stage with artists such as: Elton John, Rick James, The Temptations, Edgar Winter, Tuck & Patti, Glenn Campbell’s Band, Dionne Warwick, Ernie Isley, LaToya Jackson, James Browns JBís, the Gap Band, Bobby Womack, Prince, General Public, Dave Weakley, Sly & The Family Stone, Paul McCartney, the Steve Miller Band, Southern Crusaders, Swan Silvertones, 5 Blind Boys Of Mississippi, Alabama, Andre Crouch, Shirley Caesar and The Mighty Clouds Of Joy and many other top artists and superstars.
Born in North Carolina, Jett grew up under the guise of his father, Hiawatha Edwards who was a well known gospel singer and for whom Jett recorded his first record as his father’s bassist at the age of 11. Jett later became one of the first Black Americans to perform at the Grand O Opera in Tennessee with (The Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi). The group also won a Grammy Award the following year Jett Edwards was Bassist for the Group. He also worked as the A&R Director and Producer alongside Ben Brown, for Michael Jackson’s Family Record Label (Jackson Records) for many years.
Jett currently resides in Japan where he tours regularly and plays to sold out large audiences. He owns and operates Wisdom Entertainment Network, Inc. He also teaches at one of the top Universities in Japan. Check out Jett’s amazing contributions to bridging the gap between the US, Asian & Japanese music scenes at www.JettEdwards.com (US), www.musicforpeace.jp (Japan).