August 13th, 2022 9:15pm Stage 2
JaMichael is a multi-genre flautist and producer from New York . Jamichael music takes influences from jazz, hip hop and Indian classical music and tries te defines what it means to be a classically trained flutist
JaMichael is a multi -genre flautist from New York currently living in Los Angeles California Pursuing a career as an artist and session musician. JaMichael studied at both Berklee college of music and New York University focusing in composing , theory , and performance . Living in both cities , Jamichael was exposed to a wide variety of cultures that you can hear in his music and playing . JaMichael has had opportunities to work with artist like Desmond Child , Domi, and many more. JaMichael takes a lot of His influences from classic Indian music, Robert Glasper , J-dilla and contemporary classical music .
“Jacks” Muñiz is a singer-songwriter based in New York. The Berklee grad grew up in a music loving household with everything being played from classical, latin jazz, 70s soul, to pop. This led her to be influenced by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, Barry White, and Antônio Carlos Jobim. Over the past 7 years, she has toured around North America with multiple bands. “Jacks” sets poetry to music, blurring the lines between Jazz, RnB and latin. You can catch her performing at different venues around NYC with groups ranging from soul-pop, blues rock, to rnb hiphop any night of the week.
Simha creates worldly and modern Soul/Jazz. Experiencing the intersection of different cultures in the SF Bay Area, Simha grew up with an ear for both western and eastern musical influences. Sonic waves from North Indian Classical music to Jazz, he introduces a new element of discovery for his listeners. Expressing his heart and energy with lush soul harmonies and ethereal textures, Simha hopes to help claim space for Queer Bipoc artists in the jazz-leaning side of the industry.
Simha’s upcoming EP, After So Long // बरसों बाद, is an aural experience that tells a story of becoming reacquainted with oneself. Weaving through topics of anxiety, intergenerational trauma, and self acceptance, Simha color’s the EP with his signature background vocal layering, ethereal production qualities, and neo-genre fusion. Carrying thematic motifs that can be heard melodically, lyrically, and harmonically, Simha repurposes and recycles many elements of the project. Nearing the end of the EP, Simha approaches the last track to hint at what might come after the project.
As Simha moves forward with the growth of his music career, he hopes to draw inspiration from a rapidly changing world. With a new EP in the books, He hopes to break certain habits that became the norm in his creative process. Introducing new variables and approaches, Simha hopes to shake things up while still holding true to his signature sound.