R&B Legends Glenn Jones & Eric Nolan Releases New Ballad “I Wanna Be Closer” feat. Saxophonist Tony Exum, Jr. | LISTEN!


Eric Nolan, CEO, Boy Wonder Records, and member of the legendary group The O’Jays announced the release of his latest single, “I Wanna Be Closer” in collaboration with Glenn Jones, Grammy Nominated producer, artist, and songwriter. The song is a cover originally performed by Switch in 1978. The single will be available February 12, 2024, on all digital streaming and download platforms. “Glenn presented me with the idea to collaborate. We tossed around some song titles and, “I Wanna Be Closer” recorded by Switch in 1978 and written by Jermaine Jackson & Gregory Williams, seemed to be a perfect fit for Valentine’s Day,” Eric said. Several years back Glenn had invited Eric to share the City Winery Chicago stage with him and since that time the two have worked very well together.

Glenn Jones is one of the music industry’s most extraordinary vocalists, Grammy Awards nominated recording producer, artist, songwriter, and actor. He is a standout love song balladeer capturing audiences’ hearts with his own unique style, and voice. In 2018, Mr. Jones launched his company Talent Room Entertainment and Publishing, Inc. (TREP), and he supports other talent by collaborating with them. Jones is still sought-after as a live performer in the music industry today. His chart-topping hits include “Here I Go Again,” “We’ve Only Just Begun (The Romance Is Not Over,” “Baby Come Home,” “I’ve Been Searching,” “Show Me,” and “I Wonder Why.” Jones has shared the stage with many of the industry’s greatest talents including Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin. He received a coveted Stellar Award for his performance and production work on the gospel quartet, Canton Spirituals (Verity Records), including “Never Let Go,” and “They Need to Belong”. In conjunction with his writing, producing, recording and performance schedule, Jones added acting to his repertoire. Between album projects, he joined the casts of both “The Devil Made Me Do It” and “When a Woman’s Fed Up,” touring across the nation for nearly two years.

Eric Nolan Grant has been a member of the Legendary O’Jays for over 28 years. “We (The O’Jays) have formed a bond and respect for each other’s craft. They have encouraged me to continue my solo career and are 100% behind me as a solo artist,” noted Eric. “I have released several projects on my label, Boy Wonder Records. To listen to many of my previous releases just visit my website EricsRoom.net. Grant is highlighting his multi-talents as an artist with the release of this new single because he loves music. However, he is a performer, filmmaker, actor, radio personality, and entrepreneur. Eric is partner with James Ford in JAE Films, and he is starring in the dramatic new film, “What Happens In The Dark” currently streaming on Tubi. Watch for future entertaining films to be released by JAE Films.

Saxophonist Tony Exum Jr. is featured on the new single, and he adds those musical flares in the right spots just like the original track. He is a talented Contemporary Jazz, R&B, and Funk saxophonist, songwriter, and performer with a smooth and soulful sound. He gained international recognition in 2019 with the release of his single “My Name’s Tony.” Tony has performed at various festivals and venues across the U.S., including the San Diego Smooth Jazz. He refers to his music as “Rhythm N Smooth,” a tag that highlights his flawless execution of the smooth saxophone with R&B influenced grooves and melodies. Tony’s catalog includes two critically acclaimed albums, “Finally” and “The One,” and 7 singles, including two top 100 charting singles “Brighter Days” and “Get At You.” Follow Tony on social media platforms such as X (@misterexumjr), Instagram (@texumjr), Facebook (Tony Exum Jr Music), and TikTok (@texumjr), or visit his website at www.tonyexumjr.com to stay updated on his latest music and performances.

I Wanna Be Closer is available on all digital platforms.



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