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ARROW/UNIVERSAL RECORDS ARTIST JEFF SPARKS SCORES HIGH ON BILLBOARD CHARTS WITH DEBUT ALBUM LOVE.LIFE.SOUL

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Acclaimed Debut Album
From Highly Respected Saxophonist
Hits #1 on Billboard’s Instrumental Charts
#3 On The Contemporary Jazz Album Chart
#7 On The Jazz Album Chart
& #14 on The Gospel Album Chart
Featured at #4 on Jet Magazine’s Top Jazz CDs

 Atlanta, GA – Arrow Records/Universal recording artist and acclaimed jazz saxophonist Jeff Sparks crosses several genres to make a smashing debut on the Billboard charts with his debut album, Love.Life.Soul. Released on March 23, 2010, Love.Life.Soul. is currently Billboard’s #1 Instrumental album as it also rides high earning #3 on the Contemporary Jazz album chart, #7 on the Jazz album chart, and #14 on the Gospel album chart. Love.Life.Soul. is also featured in Jet Magazine’s Top Jazz CDs at #4.  

With rave reviews for his single “Paradise”, Jeff Sparks’ artistry has been embraced by the media and fans alike. With a sonic palette that express more than any typical jazz or gospel sound, Sparks’ debut album has out ranked even some of jazz’s most seasoned artists, who bear numerous albums in their repertoire. Says Jeff, “I am truly grateful for these amazing blessings from God, the fans, radio, and the industry for embracing my music. I am excited to continue sharing the joy I had in making this first studio album, to bring music to you, and am appreciative of all the support I’ve continued to receive from the record company, management, and everyone I’ve played with as well.”

Adds Pastor Taffi Dollar, President and CEO of Arrow Records, “Love.Life.Soul. gives you an excuse to sit back and relax with family and friends. The album is an interesting blend of gospel, funk, jazz and rhythm and blues—definitely a nice recipe for any occasion.” The amazing debut for Jeff Sparks’ first studio album reflects Sparks’ background with his long-time roots in music and education at the Berklee College of Music, and proves he is a musical force breaking the traditional boundaries and genres of music. Highly regarded by peers, Sparks has shared his deep jazz roots and the stage with music legends like Dizzy Gillespie and Branford Marsalis, among many others.
 

Proving to be an instant hit, the first single “Paradise” from Jeff Sparks was one of the most added singles at Jazz radio and had well over thirty plays in its first week of rotation – a significant accomplishment for any artist, new or veteran.

A bona fide crossover success Love.Life.Soul. marks just the beginning for a long and illustrious career to come for Jeff Sparks as he adds to his extensive and exciting stage repertoire. A stage veteran who tours tirelessly to make the music come alive, Sparks brings a transcendent experience with fans, commanding the stage as a powerhouse performer.
Please visit www.jeffsparks.com or www.arrow-records.com for tour dates, music, recent news and more.

About Arrow Records
Arrow/Universal Records has taken a proven formula for musical success to win once again with a new venture into the world of mainstream jazz. They have ensured a solid presence in the jazz sector with the newest edition to the powerhouse record label- saxophonist Jeff Sparks.  Already an authority in the gospel music industry, Arrow/Universal Records has a seasoned thirteen year run with over a half million records sold collectively. The artist roster boasts recipients and nominees of music's most prestigious awards such as Gospel Choice, Dove Awards, Stellar Awards and the Grammy Awards. Arrow/Universal continues to forge new grounds with newly-signed musician Jeff Sparks.