Recorded in 2012, "I Wish You LOVE" is the NEW album by Jermaine JACKSON. In this album, this legendary artist from the Jackson 5, sings Jazz Standards such as "I've got the world on a string", "I've got you under my skin", "I wish you love", "All the things you are", "My Funny Valentine", "Can't Take my Eyes Off You"..etc.
It also includes the duet of Autumn Leaves with French Opera singer baritone David Serero.
Artistic Direction, Arrangements and Production of this album has been done by David Serero.
Jermaine Jackson Biography:
Possessing one of the most elegant voices in the annals of popular music, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame alumnus Jermaine Jackson’s imprint on the musical landscape is so indelible that an optimum barometer has been set for future generations of performers. From a youngster in Gary, Indiana, to an embraceable solo artist, Jermaine’s contributions to the pop music spectrum are incalculable.
With bursts of eclectic harmonic fusion, Jermaine’s undulating guitar baselines crescendo into rhythmic explosions(!), taking international audiences by storm. His superlative studio recordings, action videos and dynamic stage routines are emblematic of his inestimable contribution to the world of entertainment. And his insightful business aptitude and undying love for the music that has shaped generations account for the enormity of his commercial success.
In 1962, Jermaine, as a member of The Jackson Brothers, enjoyed his first studio recording (local label) titled “Big Boy.” This morphed into a local hit and set the stage for the 1969 partnership with Motown Records. Subsequently, the group, now the Jackson 5, made live appearances on the top-rated Ed Sullivan, American Bandstand and Soul Train television shows.
In the 1970s, they were the first act in recording history to have their first four singles ("I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save" and "I'll Be There") reach the pinnacle of Billboard’s Hot 100. Also, "Mama's Pearl", "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "Dancing Machine" reached Billboard’s Top 5 and all reached number 1 on the R&B charts. Realizing their multitudinous gifts, the brothers composed and produced many of their own studio recordings during that decade.
Jermaine’s illustrious solo career began in 1972 with the platinum cover of the R&B classic “Daddy’s Home,” a Billboard Top-Ten hit and a Motown Records release. Soon a plethora of successes followed, including “Let’s Get Serious,” “Let’s Be Young Tonight,” "Do What You Do," “Don’t Take It Personal” (# 1 on Billboard’s R&B charts), and multitudes more.
And it was in 1976 that they filmed their own primetime television show for CBS and a Saturday morning ABC TV animation series.
After fulfilling commitments to Motown, in 1984 Jermaine accepted the invitation to join forces with Arista Records to release the album Dynamite, which featured the mega-disc "Do What You Do" and a number of duets. This was followed by the album Don’t Take It Personal, which housed numerous emotive singles and a continuum of well-produced albums. In 1985, Jermaine co-produced Whitney Houston’s biggest-selling debut album, Whitney Houston, which contained three hit singles and his duet with Whitney. His airwave success swept not only America, but in the same year, his duet with Pia Zadora in the UK, “When the Rain Begins to Fall,” topped many singles charts.
Although Jermaine’s vocal prowess is obvious, his versatility as a performer was accentuated in 1984 when the brother’s embarked on the highest-grossing concert tour till that time – The Victory Tour. To witness him playing bass riffs, singing and dancing to the syncopated beat of forever classics was a visual that is cherished by millions of attendees and video aficionados. That, coupled with success as a Jackson 5, validated the multitalented star as one of the most influential recording artists to ever command center stage. Additionally, in the early 1990s, he recorded an album and several singles for La Face Records.
In 2012, Jermaine records "I wish you LOVE" an album of Jazz standards. On this record, Jermaine performs a duet with French opera singer baritone David Serero on "Autumn Leaves". The Artistic Direction, Arrangements and Production has been done by David Serero.
They will both share the stage on a show called "You are not alone - The musical" in Paris for January 2013.
David Serero biography:
David Serero, has received international critical acclaim and was described early in his career as “Born to be on stage”. Still only 30 he has already given more than 500 concerts all over the world but every performance remains as fresh as the first.
David has performed on some of the most prestigious of the world’s stages as well as singing on many important occasions, bringing a genuinely fresh approach to the opera world with his eclectic repertoire which includes not only opera but also music from the world of Broadway, as well as World Music, giving his shows a unique flavour. He has given concerts at the Opéra Garnier and L'Olympia in Paris - even at the Eiffel Tower ; at the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Budapest Opera where he was conducted by Placido Domingo and at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Dominion Theater on WEST END in London and many others.
He has sung more thane 30 lead roles in Opera, Operetta and Musical Theatre as well as appearing in numerous films. He has organized many benefit concerts in aid of charities to which he has a special committment, performing in hospitals and schools as well as for Presidents and many of the world's leaders in order to raise money for causes close to his heart. Last year David Serero released his debut album ‘The Baritone Show’ which included numbers from his wide repertoire including his signature role of Don Quixote from ‘Man of La Mancha’ which he performed and produced recently in Paris, Deauville and Tokyo.
Mixing styles and genres with his theatrical ability, David Serero provides a unique experience full of dynamism, energy, humour and a “joie de vivre” for his most important cause - the audience.
In 2012 he will perform and produce the world premiere of Duke Ellington's only musical ‘Beggar’s Holiday’ in Paris and in 2013 a new musical written, directed and produced by David Serero also in Paris entitled ‘You Are Not Alone’ with the legendary Jermaine Jackson who has also recorded a duet with David, ‘Autumn Leaves’ on his latest album, which David also produced.