Effortlessly developing a hybrid gospel-jazz sound, saxophonist Jermaine Mondaine – in the spirit of greats like Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler and others who inhabit both worlds successfully – brings God into the house even when he plays for secular audiences.
In addition to sharing his dynamic gospel/jazz with thousands of the faithful in his hometown of Muskogee, OK, Jermaine has made an increasingly strong impact on the national contemporary urban jazz scene. His 2015 breakthrough single “Going Higher” featuring Tim Waters and legendary R&B/jazz guitarist Paul Jackson, Jr., reached the Top 25 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Songs and National Airplay Charts. That song and another key track from his critically acclaimed debut album Don’t Let The Moment Pass You By, “Over and Over Again (You Just Keep On Blessing Me),” scored significant airplay on SiriusXM’s Watercolors.
On the heels of his recent follow up single “Always By My Side,” Jermaine is currently working on a new full-length album featuring collaborations with Billboard charting keyboardist and producer Greg Manning, gospel/jazz pioneer Ben Tankard and guitarist Jonathan DuBose, who guested on Jermaine’s debut album, has been a longtime member of Harry Connick Jr.’s band and has played with gospel legends Yolanda Adams, BeBe & CeCe Winans and Andrae Crouch.