*(Los Angeles) – Multi-talented musician Wayne Linsey’s newest job is keyboardist for the new house band on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” On top of that, he’s releasing a new CD, “A Song Without Words” (Headrok Records). On March 1, 2011, Linsey will host a CD listening party for “A Song Without Words” at the legendary Catalina Jazz Club in Los Angeles.
On his new CD Wayne plays guitar, drums, bass and percussions, however, he is known for his legendary talent as a premier keyboardist in the industry. His first single from the CD is “Sidekickin’.” This breezy, upbeat, Jazz instrumental imparts a joyful ambiance that is sure to make it the listeners’ favorite song.
Written and produced by Linsey, “Sidekickin’” showcases why this incomparable artist has been one of the most sought after keyboardists in the industry – attracting an international following for more than 25 years. “Sidekickin’” is one of 14 infectious instrumental and vocal performances delivering a fusion of Jazz, funk and R&B on Linsey’s new album, “A Song Without Words.” The extended album version of “Sidekickin’” also features Maze guitarist John “Jubu” Smith.
Linsey’s CD features guest artists such as Fred Wesley, Bobby Brown, Leon Ware, Kenny Garrett, Hiram Bullock, Paul Jackson, Jr., Michael “Patches” Stewart, Louis Price, Lamont Van Hook, Sy Smith, Courtney “B. Eaze Himself” Linsey and Alana Linsey. Some who may be performing at his Listening Party at the Catalina Jazz Club on March 1st.
About Wayne Linsey
Wayne Linsey is a former member of Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, starting with “Can’t Stop the Love,” he’s appeared on every Maze recording since. He was also a member of the duo Linsey – which released the critically acclaimed “Perfect Love” album on Virgin Records. He has toured and recorded with legends Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Babyface, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin and Jonathan Butler to name a few. Linsey has also performed regularly with the American Idol house band and various other television shows, movies and awards programs. Since June 7, 2010 Wayne can be seen nightly performing in his new role as keyboardist for the new house band for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
“A Song Without Words” is available on iTunes, Amazon.com, CDBaby, and at other online retailers. To learn more about Wayne Linsey visit www.waynelinsey.com.
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