Soul-jazz saxophonist Jamie WilliamS �Overjoyed� to have Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson on his debut CD

After Hours previewed at radio by cover of Stevie Wonder classic

�Dreams do come true� and �Timing is everything� are just a couple of time-honored clich�s that come to mind when you hear Jamie WilliamS� story.� Ever since he was a young teenager, the saxophonist dreamed of recording an album.� In the making for the past ten years, After Hours, his debut collection of R&B, funk, contemporary jazz and pop instrumentals, is finally scheduled for national release July 10th on the Jamie WilliamS Music record label.� The album�s producer, Veit Renn (*NSync, Backstreet Boys), connected WilliamS with Jennifer Hudson. �She performed with him at a few of his local concert dates in Orlando, Florida.� The two connected and Hudson agreed to sing a version of Stevie Wonder�s �Overjoyed� for the disc. �The single was serviced to radio to preview the album release around the time Hudson won an Academy Award for her role in Dreamgirls.

JamieWilliams_AfterHours.jpgWilliamS wrote seven songs for After Hours and collaborated with Renn on another, the breezy, samba-seasoned �Tropica�.�� The album opens with the edgy jazz-hip-hop m�lange �2 Cool.�� �Better Than Life� is a romantic pop ballad that WilliamS wrote for his wife, Ana.� �Shut Up & Dance� mixes an energizing dance groove, lilting pop melodies and cool jazz nuances.� The soulful title track was inspired by WilliamS� after-hours experiences playing nightclubs.� The head-bobbing, booty-shakin� �Can U Feel It?� is a sweaty R&B groove equipped with a potent, feel-good pop hook.� �Over The Top� is an aggressive contemporary jazz track with horns a-blazin� that goes for the kill right from the first note.� �Calculated Risk� is a sultry mid-tempo soul-jazz cut. �Hudson delivers a show-stopping vocal on �Overjoyed,� while WilliamS� sax wonderfully accentuates her performance.� Guitarist Bradley Catron wrote the funky, horn section-powered �S.O.S.� jam.� The album closes with a poignant message of �Love,� the Musiq Soulchild original, with RAab (currently touring with Justin Timberlake) providing the passionate vocal chorus.

�After Hours depicts all the feelings and emotions I�ve experienced.� I think we were able to capture the passion I have for music as well.� Each tune is different and the record is how I�ve envisioned it (would turn out) all these years,� said a pleased WilliamS.� �It truly is a dream come true to release my debut album.� Working with pros like Veit (Renn), RAab and the other musicians on the album was such a blessing.� I�m grateful for the energy, ideas and creativity they brought to the record.� As for Jennifer (Hudson), well she�s a true professional and a pleasure to work with.� She�s an incredible talent.� I�m thrilled to see the success she is having now and honored to have her on the album.� ����

A native of Richardson, Texas, WilliamS was in high school when he was coaxed into seeing David Sanborn play.� The dream to become an artist was born that night.� He fully committed himself towards realizing that goal by taking lessons, practicing and jamming with friends, including trumpeter Roy Hargrove.� WilliamS earned a full scholarship to the prestigious University of Miami music school, which lead to gigs with Miami Sound Machine, Jon Secada and Hiram Bullock, Sanborn�s long-time guitarist.� After graduation, WilliamS became active with his church and moved to Memphis, Tennessee where he immersed himself in the music scene by playing regular gigs at the House of Blues.� Later, he moved to Nashville, where he wrote jingles for Black Entertainment Television, became a session player and coached other musicians and vocalists.� Seeing another Sanborn concert while on vacation served as inspiration for launching his solo career.� WilliamS moved to Orlando, formed a hot band and played all the local venues and jazz festivals.� It was Catron who introduced him to Renn and everything came together organically for WilliamS after that.� Additional information can be found at�

Jamie WilliamSAfter Hours contains the following songs:

�2 Cool�
�Better Than Life�
�Shut Up & Dance�
�After Hours�
�Can U Feel It?�
�Calculated Risk�
�Overjoyed� (featuring Jennifer Hudson)