Guitarist, emcee, and producer TEEJ has released his new Extended Play album called “The SidePocket” available on all streaming platforms.
The debut EP “The SidePocket” was released on August 28, 2020, and it is a fusion of hip-hop, jazz, and funk sounds.
The album has heavy influences of New York Hip hop artists, modern jazz musicians, and visual arts reflected in the composition, music, and style of songwriting.
TJ Adorno, whose stage name is TEEJ, is a guitarist, emcee, and songwriter based in Queens, New York. He has been actively pursuing and making music in the New York City creative circle since 2014. He performs in the genres of Jazz, Hip Hop, Rnb, and Rock.
His first brush with his passion for music was as a student at NYC’s prestigious LaGuardia Arts High School. While attending school there TJ began studying, performing, and producing music in the genres of Jazz, Hip Hip, and Rock.
TJ then completed his Bachelors degree in Jazz Studies at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory for Music, where he studied Jazz Guitar and would continue composing and performing music in NYC. TJ displayed his original compositions in venues scattered throughout NYC and toured Mid-West America in the summers of 2016 and 2017.
His first EP entitled “XII” was released in February 2018 and flaunted his talents as a composer, guitarist, musical director, and producer.
The album was a one-time collaboration with NYC based QNA band, which was recorded at HighBreedMusic in Brooklyn.
Since then, TJ has gone on to perform and collaborate with NYC based Hip Hop artists including: Frank Knight, Oshun, Mike Larry Draw, Chelsea Reject, Latasha Alcindor, among some of the most notable names.
Currently, he performs under the stage name TEEJ with his band the SidePocket, where he is bandleader, guitarist, emcee, and composer. The group has headlined events at NYC venues including: The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, and Arlene’s Grocery, and more.
To listen to TEEJ’s music, go visit this link to his Spotify, to witness a truly talented musician of his generation.
You can also follow him on his social media platforms at @teej.music