Bringing jazz-pop to the forefront of the mainstream market – that place where jazz crosses over into multi-genres.
For those with a low tolerance for jazz, we've taken a genre-bending approach, or what we call "Jazz Republic", eroding the boundaries between jazz and mainstream music, writing and performing original music in a vocabulary that combines elements of all.
"It's an easy pill to swallow", says Founders Bijon Watson and Niles Thomas. "We want to welcome everyone to our musical table."
Jé Entertainment brings us multiple productions including the popular Jazz Eclectic Concert Series at The Smith Center, the VerV Music Festival at Springs Preserve Amphitheater, the B-SIDE Radio Show airing on KUNV 91.5FM, B-SIDE LIVE!, and the all new production – La Vie En Rouge.
Jé Entertainment is founded and co-produced by world-renowned trumpeter Bijon Watson and critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter Niles Thomas. As one of the coolest and most influential presenters of the new jazz age, attracting an enthusiastic new-found audience, Jé Entertainment increases the awareness and participation in diverse musical experiences worldwide.
To this end, we present an eclectic blend of world-renowned artists including GRAMMY Award-Winning and GRAMMY Nominees whose original music and artistry embody what we call "The Art and Lifestyle of Jazz".
BIJON WATSON is lead trumpet for the critically-acclaimed Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Grammy Nominee John Beasley's Monkestra, and has been featured and recorded with many greats such as Michael Bublé, Diana Krall, the late Natalie Cole, Alicia Keys, Harry Connick Jr., Justin Timberlake... and the list goes on.
NILES THOMAS is a critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter/producer previously signed under the EMI Music and Warner Bros. Music umbrellas. As a music producer, Thomas has been credited on many records, co-producing and writing for major signed artists in the mainstream market.