Jay Allen Sanford 8 a.m., Feb. 21
RIYL: Stevie & the Hi-Staxx, Schitzophonics, David Sanborn, George Benson
Influences: David Sanborn, Wayman Tisdale, Art Porter and Grover Washington, Jr.
Sax player Jerome Dawson has performed with Sista Monica, Maruga Booker (drummer for George Clinton), Buzzy Linhart, and others. His debut album Wazabe Blue was produced by Randy Emata, featuring guest performers like horn player Mic Gillette (Tower of Power), bassist Reggie Balino, keyboardists Gene Ginn and Conte Slaton, as well as vocalist Kristen Flores.