BAAS Entertainment Podcast

Christian de Mesones - Smooth Grooves and Funky Soul From Big New York

Christian de Mesones - Smooth Grooves and Funky Soul From Big New York

Episode 85. Welcome back to the BAAS Entertainment Podcast with your host, Troy Saunders! This episode is a treat for indie music enthusiasts as we dive deep into the world of jazz and genre fusion with the incredibly talented bassist, Christian de Mesones, also known as "Big New York."

In this rich conversation, Christian shares his journey through the realms of music, highlighting how various genres played a pivotal role in shaping his unique sound - a delightful blend of smooth grooves, funky soul, and a touch of Latin flair. Troy and Christian also reflect on the transformative power of music in their lives, discussing its ability to soothe the soul and provide a much-needed escape from life's challenges.

Christian takes us back to his early years, where his siblings introduced him to a world of musical diversity, from the soulful sounds of Motown to the high-energy beats of glam and hard rock. He shares a nostalgic moment from his first concert experience, front row at a KISS New Year’s Eve performance at Nassau Coliseum, which ignited his passion for music and set him on a path to stardom.

With a musical career spanning three decades and collaborations with national recording artists, Christian has carved out his space in the industry. His debut solo album, “They Call Me Big New York,” is a testament to his artistry and dedication, boasting multiple top-ten singles and nearing two million streams on Spotify.

Christian delves into the realities of the music business, emphasizing the importance of regular music releases, strategic marketing, and a deep understanding of the industry to ensure that his music reaches the widest audience possible. His efforts culminated in a #1 hit on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz Airplay chart with “Hispanica (Instrumental),” featuring the legendary pianist Bob James - a milestone achievement that has set the stage for his next big goal: a GRAMMY nomination.

Discover the fascinating story behind “Hispanica,” its evolution from a vocal track to an instrumental hit, and the serendipitous involvement of Bob James. Join us in supporting Big New York’s musical journey and help us catch the attention of jazz radio stations like Watercolors SiriusXM.

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