Message from Jaz

I would like to first give all honor and glory to God who is the light and guide of my life. I am beyond thankful for the hard work and amazing musicianship that has gone into each and every one of my projects thus far. I appreciate all of the relationships established within the jazz realm, and I am forever a student of the craft. I truly appreciate my parents, Carl and Deborah Ghent, for believing in me, seeing my vision, and nurturing my love for music. Follow my journey as The Story of Jaz continues!


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How to make a Musicwoman

Motivation and Competitiveness: When the girls were 10, they were well-versed in the piano. It was time to start thinking about college and music scholarships. They needed to master an instrument and participate in middle and high school band activities. Their grandfather loved the saxophone and played in his youth. Their brother, Carl, played saxophone in the marching band. We purchased two used saxophones. Jazmin was determined to play better than her brother and was motivated to be the best amongst her peers.


Bartow resident splits time between award-winning music career, teaching

BARTOW – “The Story of Jaz” is the latest album written and performed by Bartow resident Jazmin Ghent — and Ghent, who has earned numerous awards and recognitions and played in venues around the world, has quite a story to tell. The album is the third release for Ghent, who is 28. In March, “The Story of Jaz” was named the 2019 NAACP Image Award winner for Outstanding Jazz Album. In 2017, she was selected by the NAACP Image Awards as Jazz Artist of the Year, as well. On top of all that, when Ghent returns to town from one of her shows, she is also the music teacher at Lakeland’s Crystal Lake Elementary School.


Award-winning saxophonist Jazmin Ghent heads to DC’s Blues Alley

When your name aligns with the genre of music you perform, perhaps a successful music career is meant to be. Florida-based musician and NAACP Image Award winner Jazmin Ghent, who will play back-to-back jazz saxophone shows at Blues Alley in D.C. on June 4, said her parents discovered how much they adored the music early on. “On their first date, they talked about their love for Jazz,” Ghent laughs. They said if they had children, they’d want to name one of them Jazmin. Ghent recalls the pair also had a plethora of jazz CDs that were part of her childhood soundtrack. “So I kind of feel destined to play Jazz,” Ghent said.


Dave Koz and Friends treat cruise guests and Burnie locals to sax on the beach at Burnie foreshore

A musical delight on the seven seas docked in Burnie on Tuesday morning. The Dave Koz and Friends at Sea is a seven-day cruise from California which is a floating home to 60 musicians and hundreds of guests. Cruise guests and their entertainment took over Burnie's West Beach on Tuesday, treating residents and visitors alike to a fanfare of jazz and soul. Cruise guest Drexel Smiley said this was the second jazz cruise she and her husband had been on, but their first time in Tasmania.


Announcing the Return of the Smooth Jazz Break-Out Artist Who OUT-SOLD EVERYONE in the JazzTrax CD Store Last 2 Years .. EVERYONE!

The October Artist Line-Up announcement for the 33rd Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival featuring the saxophonist/vocalist Jazmin Ghent. Closing Weekend. Hear her ' gospel-ee, vocal-ee, smooth jazz-ee, and saxophone-ee' style. Not just a break-out artist any longer - Jazmin is there and already three albums deep!


Alum Jazmin Ghent continues to soar with NAACP IMAGE AWARD for new jazz album

The name of TSU alum and musician Jazmin Ghent continues to resound. The jazz phenom recently received an NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Jazz Album category for “The Story of Jaz.” In 2017, she was voted Best New Artist by the Smooth Jazz Network. Ghent earned a master’s degree in music from Tennessee State University in 2014. She said music has always been a part of her life.


Listen to Jazmin Ghent

This Smooth Jazz Rising Star has one of the most compelling stories of Jazz that you will ever hear. A young woman with an old soul…raised by music lovers who introduced her to the legends before she could walk!

Dr. Jazmin Ghent is an award-winning international jazz saxophonist and educator. Over her brief career, she has become a decorated leader for the new generation of jazz, R&B, and gospel. Jazmin’s start in the jazz industry was the Show Your Talent competition aboard the Smooth Jazz Cruise (2014).

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