Jojo Effect was founded in November 2005 by the German producers and
multi instrumentalists Jaycay (Color Blind, Expo’s Jazz & Joy,
Makoma) and Maxim Illion (Club des Belugas), and the two fantastic
vocalists of Anne Schnell and Brenda Boykin.
In Germany Anne Schnell is also well known for her work as a TV actress and model. The Californian jazz lady Brenda Boykin is a highly respected vocalist. She already works with Club des Belugas and Al Jarreau, just to name a few. In 1997 she had a “Bammy” nomination as Best Singer, in 2005 she received the award for best vocalist at the “Montreux Jazz Festival”.
The style of Jojo Effect’s music is High quality Lounge, flavoured with Bossa and Jazz “When we started to work on the album, we prayed that “Not with me” might be successful. We never imagined that it would be such a huge success as it was” (Jaycay) Accordingly the album was available worldwide in spring 2007.
It was album of the month (January 2007) on RADIO WDR 5, album of the month (November 2006) on RADIO Frei, album of the week (November 2006) on RADIO MONTE CARLO, Heavy Rotation on IBIZA GLOBAL RADIO, Top Ten best selling albums 2006 in Germany’s retailer shops