Saxophonist Judah Sealy Releases New Album “Legacy”
National Smooth Jazz Recording Artist Judah Sealy is a Billboard Charting Saxophonist, Keyboardist and Producer from Rochester N.Y
Judah picked up the saxophone at a young age while attending School of The Arts from middle school to high school. (Class of ’02). Judah graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College in ’07 with a B.A in Music. Shortly after graduating college Judah became a regular on the Rochester music scene as a side man and eventually as a bandleader in the years to come. During high school and while in college he found a knack for producing music. In May of 2014 Judah Sealy released his first self-produced single “Lifted” which led to his first smooth jazz album entitled “The Arrival” on August 14th 2015. This album featured hit songs such as “Timeless Love” and “Nightime”. His follow up to his debut album was a Christmas album entitled “A Judah Sealy Christmas” which was released in December 2016.
May of 2018 saw the release of his highly anticipated album “Welcome Home”. The 14-track album was written and produced entirely by Judah Sealy and features the hit single “Turn It Up”. Judah’s single “Turn It Up” was his first single to receive national airplay and be played on Sirius XM Watercolors.
In March of 2020, Judah released his highly anticipated single entitled “Off The Charts” which spent two months on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts. In August of 2020 Judah released his 3rd full length album entitled “Legacy“.
Judah Sealy’s unique sound comes from a blend of vintage R&B, gospel, neo-soul and funk with some contemporary R&B influences as well. Judah’s smooth saxophone style is heavily influenced by Kirk Whalum, George Furlow, Gerald Albright, and Boney James to name a few. His is also an accomplished pianist in his own right. He has shared the stage with many known acts including Kirk Franklin, Maze ft Frankie Beverly and has played on many stages including the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival. He has also lent his saxophone talents to renowned Smooth Jazz hit makers such as Jacob Webb and Greg Manning.
Judah Sealy is a very much in-demand musician that plays in various groups around his hometown and Western New York. In addition to being a recording artist and bandleader, he also has a passion for Music Education as well as Music Ministry. Judah Sealy has been a music teacher since 2009 and has been active in music ministry since 2001. Currently, he is a music teacher at Rochester Prep West Charter Elementary School and is also the Music Director at Church Of Love Faith Center. He is married and lives in Rochester, NY with his wife Phylicia Rae and daughter Raya.
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