Synchronicity is a word that could be described in relationship to John Carey and KJAZZ Radio UK. Paul Rumsey was inspired to form KJAZZ Radio UK based on his time in Palm Springs California, and the music he listened to there in the 80’s. So it is interesting that now many miles and a continent away Paul Rumsey and John Carey should meet. John Carey originally from Chicago now calls Palm Springs home and his music represents the sound that KJAZZ Radio UK loves to play.
The eclectic music of self described Urban Soul Guitarist John Carey bears similarity to Groove Theory, Larry Carlton and Norman Brown. The John Carey sound blends Urban Soul, Pop, Latin and Smooth Jazz rhythms together into a relaxing yet upbeat sound that is sure to please and is easy on the ear but keeps you listening.
John Russell Carey, (aka JC Russ) has been compared to the likes of guitar legends, Jimi Hendrix, and Carlos Santana by fans and locals. John was also voted number one out of fifteen musicians as best guitarist in the Coachella Valley.
John has recorded 8 independently released CD’s (2000,“Passion”, 2003 “Doves Of Paradise” 2007,” The John Carey Xperiance, 2011 new Beginnings, 2012 Smooth, Soulful and Funky. 2012 Welcome, 2013 Blues CD No Compromise, and 2009 co-wrote” What would you do” the play soundtrack,) John also wrote and published a children’s book “ Anthony’s New School”, Co-wrote, directed, produced and stared in his own play “What Would You Do?” in 2009 a gospel stage play the premiered at the Santos Manuel Theatre at Cal State San Bernardino University and was sponsored by the Santos Manuel Student Union.
Throughout John’s musical journey, he has had the opportunity to tour and play with many famous recording artists and has opened for many musical phenomenon’s as well at the THE McCALLUM THEATRE such as Natalie Cole, George Benson, & Earth Wind and Fire, Ledisi, Warren Hill, Queen Latifah, Brian Culbertson, Boney James and many more.
John’s latest CD” New Beginnings”. Is emotional, passionate, fun and upbeat with an urban soul jazzy vibe. All eleven original songs are well written, arranged, composed and produced by John Carey. This CD also features his lovely wife on vocals Mrs. Gina Carey.