December 22, 2002
Singer/songwriter, Tony Adamo broke down the music barriers on the worldwide web in 2002. Adamo has taken full advantage of the Internet for promotional and distribution purposes. Adamo’s music has consistently gone #1 five different times on five different Internet smooth jazz charts over the last six months. Rhombus Records has signed Adamo to a distribution deal based on the strength of his music on the worldwide net. As of today, December 22, 2002, after two months, the song "Passport" from Adamo’s new CD release, DANCE OF LOVE, is still #1 on Soundclick.com’s smooth jazz charts and # 2 on their straight ahead jazz charts. "Ecstasy," another song Tony co-wrote with his producer Jerry Stucker, was also #1 on Soundclick.com’s smooth jazz chart. "Ecstasy" like "Passport" consistently topped artists such as Lee Ritenour, Patti LaBelle, Joyce Cooling, Eric Merienthal and Bobby Matos.
Adamo’s music caught the listening ear of John Beaudin of Smoothjazzcanada.com, Canada’s most respected smooth jazz site. Mr. Beaudin is also the drive time announcer at 103.1 the Breeze in Calgary, Canada. Mr. Beaudin liked Adamo’s music so much he interviewed him in November of 2002 and has referred to Adamo as "a refreshing new voice in smooth jazz." Interview found at www.smoothjazzcanada.com.
November was a hot month for Tony Adamo. Jazzreview.com November’s Newsletter picks of the month were Gerald Albright, Chico Hamilton, and Tony Adamo! Lee Prosser, also of Jazzreview.com said "Tony Adamo is a gifted jazz vocalists/songwriter, and his new CD release, DANCE OF LOVE, is a big winner in the smooth jazz and jazz vocals category. A wide listening audience of the jazz community will find this colletion of original material both entertaining and enjoyable. Tony Adamo has a fine singing voice, and at times, sounds like British singer David Bowie. Tony Adamo is the David Bowie of the smooth jazz set and Adamo has quite the unique voice." Review found at www.jazzreview.com. Also in November, Derick Winterberg, of www.thesmoothjazzsite.com made Tony the new artist discovery for that month. Winterberg’s review stated, "if you want to hear some true smooth jazz vocals, you need to get yourself a copy of DANCE OF LOVE, by newcomer Tony Adamo." Review found at www.thesmoothjazzsite.com.
On his new CD release, DANCE OF LOVE, Adamo has stellar musicians backing him up. Coming from the great band Tower of Power are Mic Gillette, Skip Misquite and Stephen ‘Doc’ Kupka holding down the horn section. Also joining Tony are Ernie Watts on sax, Rodney Franklin on keyboards, Sandi Griffith as backup vocals, Jerry Stucker on guitar, Kenneth Nash on percussion , and John Castalupes on bass.