January 21, 2019

JAMBOX Entertainment Salutes Dr Martin Luther King

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JAMBOX ENTERTAINMENT salutes the honorable Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on this special day!
 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. became the predominant leader in the Civil Rights Movement to end racial segregation and discrimination in America during the 1950s and 1960s and the leading spokesperson for nonviolent methods of achieving social change.
 
Throughout the extreme racism hatred and bigotry of the 1950s and 60s, through the violence rapes, and murders of innocent Blacks and minorities, Dr. King stood up and led non-violent marches and demonstrations that drew national recognition. His demonstrations lead to extreme changes in the laws for the civil rights of Black and minorities first in the Southern states and then around the country. His "I Had A Dream" speech is one of the most emotional, eloquent and famous in American History
 
This day is a day of remembrance for the legendary achievement that Dr. King had against extreme and life threatening odds. Dr. King has since become not only a significant part of Black History, but significantly shaped American History for the better. We must always stand strong and pave the way for those that will come after us. Let's set a great example to the youth and genuinely represent our slogan, "With Liberty and Justice for All"!
 
Check out the Martin Luther King Story below!
(its a great watch!)
 
written by (Lee Evans)
JAMBOX  Entertainment Studios
212 979-8324
www.jamboxstudio.com

November 25, 2018

Congratulations to Suzanne Hartmann - Lost 100 lbs Nov 2018

Hello Readers:

Today I'd like to switch it up from music and educational to the motivational. I have so much admiration and respect for people that have the determination and discipline to set hard to achieve goals for themselves and reach those goals and as a result, upgrade their quality of life. They are truly strong driven people.  

This is my partner Cathy's niece Suzanne Hartmann Gonzalez. She has been struggling with her weight for years. Last year, she radically changed her diet and eating habits. This year, on her birthday, she reached her goal of 100 lbs lost... and she's still going. One heck of an achievement by anyone's standards.  Below is a copy of the Facebook post she posted on her birthday just passed. 



🎈Happy Birthday to me!🎈
This year for my birthday, I gave myself the best gift....The gift of better health. On birthdays, a popular question asked is "Do you feel any different now that you are a year older?" Well, as of 12:15 am exactly on my birthday, I officially confirmed that I have lost EXACTLY 100 pounds (so far). So my answer to that question this year will be "yes I feel different, I feel better than I have in many many years"! I am coming public with this private information for a few reasons.
Reason 1- it's not that easy to hide anymore, lol. I think the cats out of the bag with my "secret".
Reason 2- well heck, I am pretty damn proud of my accomplishments of dieting and exercising to reach this moment.
Reason 3- to prove to everyone, that if you really put your mind into something, you will achieve your goals. Not just with weight loss. With anything in your life. I am living proof that hard work and determination is the key to success. The hardships and events in my life these past years have taken a toll on my health. Taking care of myself was last on my priority check list. One day I remembered a promise I made to my mom literally on her death bed, and it just CLICKED in my head. That was it, I need to do this, I CAN do this! And now, here I am. I questioned myself if I should speak so openly about this on Facebook. But it really comes down to knowing that if this inspires at least one of my friends to take that extra step for THEMSELVES, then so be it! You need to remember to take the time to take care of YOURSELF.
If you made it this far, I would like to thank all my friends and family throughout this process (which isnt done yet) that has encouraged me and supported me, it really means alot!
Good night all, going to get some rest so I can wake up and celebrate my birthday!!!!
 — feeling fantastic.



November 14, 2018

A Tribute To The Talented Musician Tyrone Powell R.I.P




We at JAMBOX Entertainment post this blog in loving memory of our friend and valued client, Tyrone Mark Powell. 

Aside from being one of our most valued clients for several years, Tyrone has impacted the lives of many with his work. 

He is responsible for arranging, producing, orchestrating AND composing for renowned award-winning shows such as NBC’s “THE OFFICE”, ABC's "ALL MY CHILDREN", CBS's "THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS" and MORE.

Tyrone was a man who dedicated a lot of his time to music related activities. He would play the piano at restaurants, nursing homes, church services, engagements, night clubs, Bar Mitzvahs, you name it! Tyrone had been playing the piano since the age of seven, with a repertoire consisting of about 2000 songs,

With such an extensive musical background, he still managed to acquire a substantial amount of legal experience. In 1996 he began working as an Agency Attorney handling child abuse, neglect cases and permanency hearings in the Family Court.

Not to mention, this Omega Psi Phi Brother graduated cum laude in the top 10% of his law school class. Since then, his career did nothing less than excel.

Serving as an Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office. He represented New York State Agencies, Judges, public officials, and public
employees.

Tyrone has devoted so much of himself to giving back whether it was through music and entertainment or through the law and legal justice. Ty was an inspiration to us all and we.. his JAMBOX Recording Studios family will miss him dearly.

October 23, 2018

Lee Evans talks Career and Advice with Recording Connection


Our very own Lee Evans talked to Recording Connection about his career, advice for those who want a career in music, and more. With over three decades of experience in the music industry, he reveals some of the key things that have helped make him successful. Evans touches on the importance of never critiquing an artist without offering them a "fix". If you just tell an artist that they sucked, it doesn't help foster a good creative relationship between producer and artist. He also mentioned that "A lot of Artists are a bit insecure about what they want to do. So you have to make them feel secure about working with you..." To hear more wisdom, check out the full article.

https://www.rrfedu.com/weekly-report/august-20-2018/

August 2, 2018

Attention Bands: JAMBOX Entertainment expands!

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Our charismatic new studio 'The Annex' is now open for business! This new location is conveniently located in Williamsburg. We record live drums and up to a 5 piece band! Check out our introductory offer!
Call us for rates and details at 
212 979-8324 / 212 273/3426


        

July 16, 2018

JAMBOX News, Producer Tony Moran, SNL Cast Chris Redd...more!

Hello JAMBOX Fam, 

This week we've been kicking it with new and exciting projects happening at NYC's top recording studio! Here are some updates:

Today in The Blue Room:
Comedians and SNL Cast Members,
Chris Redd & Pete Davidson
Comedian and SNL cast member, Chris Redd, came to record in our Blue Room withlow SNL cast member, and Ariana Grandebeau, Pete Davidson, and good friend, Will! Chris came to us through popular musician and drummer Questlove. He and Pete Davidson are currently working on a new album... Stay Tuned! 

Below Chris Redd(L) and Pete Davidson(R).
 Today in the Studio A: 
Producer Tony Moran with
House Music Diva Inaya Day 

Two time Grammy nominee, Tony Moran, also returns to JAMBOX Studios along with House Music Diva, Inaya Day! Inaya Day is most popular for her cover of "Nasty Girl," a song by Prince protégé, Vanity 6. She later teamed up with DJ Mike Cruz to create the hit "Can't Stop Dancing," a song which reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard club play chart. Tony Moran started his illustrious career with "The Latin Rascals" where he worked with JAMBOX CEO, Lee Evans. As a remixer, producer, and singer/songwriter, Moran has had a very successful career with a number of hits on the Billboard Dance Club Song charts and number one songs on the Billboard chart hits. Moran has produced for artists like Cher and Donna Summer and remixed Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Madonna, George Michael and more. He also hosted the 90's hit TV show "Yo! MTV Raps" for DJing and producing. 

Below is All Star Producer Tony Moran(C) and House Music Diva, Inaya Day(R). with Lee Evans, Owner & CEO of JAMBOX(L) in Studio A.
THE GOOD LOOKING STAFF AT JAMBOX

Take a look at our new and improved JAMBOX staff page to see the absolute best looking staff and engineers in the all of NYC: 
(at least we think so)

New... JAMBOX Artists Page
Look out for our JAMBOX Artists Page coming soon... and find out how you can be part of it! We'll upload your Bio, music and pic to our site...MORE EXPOSURE!
JAMBOX ENTERTAINMENT STUDIOS 
info@jamboxstudio.com
212 979-8324 

June 22, 2018

JAMBOX News Polo Grounds Music, Tony Moran...more!



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Hello JAMBOX Fam, 
This week we.ve been kicking it with new and exciting projects happening at  NYC's top recording studio! Here are some updates:
POLO GROUNDS MUSIC 
Yesterday, Polo Grounds Music return to JAMBOX to work on some of their new talents. Music exec and President, Bryan Leach, founded Polo Grounds Music in 2006 in Harlem, NYC. They went on to partner with RCA Records and sign a notable who's who of top hip hop & R&B acts.  
Their roster includes: Pitbull, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Mob, Hurricane Chris, Nina Sky amongst others!
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BRIAN LEACH
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 Today in the studio: Producer Tony Moran 
Two time Grammy nominee, Tony Moran, also returns to JAMBOX Studios. Moran started his illustrious career with "The Latin Rascals" where he worked with JAMBOX CEO, Lee Evans. As a remixer, producer, and singer/songwriter, Moran has had a very successful career with a number of hits on the Billboard Dance Club Song charts and number one songs on the Billboard chart hits. Moran has produced for artists like Cher and Donna Summer and remixed Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Madonna, George Michael and more. He also appeared on the 90's hit TV show "Yo! MTV Raps" for DJing and producing. 
Below is Tony Moran(C) in Studio A with lead singer of the band CHIC, Kimberly Davis (C). Also pictured, Keith Fluitt (R), (vocalist) Patty LaBelle, Quincy Jones, and Michael Jackson. And Mike Greenly (L), (songwriter) Universal, American Express, McDonalds and more.
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THE GOOD LOOKING STAFF AT JAMBOX
Take a look at our new and improved JAMBOX staff page to see the absolute best looking staff and engineers in the city: 
(at least we think so) 
New... JAMBOX Artists Page
Look out for our JAMBOX Artists Page coming soon... and find out how you can be part of it! But your BIO, music and pic on our site...MORE EXPOSURE! 
JAMBOX ENTERTAINMENT STUDIOS 
info@jamboxstidio.com
212 979-8324 
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May 10, 2018

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm ...By The Music Restoration Place

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm
an all-female big band that was perhaps one of the few
 — and one of the most — racially integrated dance-bands of the 
swing era.

I thought I should share this amazing female band with you all who are not familiar with The International Sweethearts of Rhythm. I totally was not until I found this article and video amongst others on You Tube.
From the Piney Woods School in the Mississippi Delta to the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York City, this toe-tapping music film tells the story of the swinging, multi-racial all-women jazz band of the 1940s. A 16 piece band with a strong brass section, heavy percussion, and a deep rhythmic sense, the Sweethearts were not just a novelty but featured many of the best female musicians of the day. Starring Anna Mae Winburn, Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, Vi Burnside, Roz Cron, Evelyn McGee Stone, Helen Jones, Helen Saine, and Pauline Brady, of whom drummer Panama Francis says, "She played drums like a man!"

They were the top female jazz/swing band of the 1940's. Though they don't get much recognition and attention like Duke Ellington and Count Basie and never were inducted into the Jazz or Swing or Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, these women were just as good as the men and could really swing hot jazz, they were talented and plus beautiful...and here's the proof. Anna Mae Winburn, the bandleader, led the band with beauty, elegance, style, and glamour. Tiny Davis was the big personality of the band and she could blow...both vocally and trumpet.

There were many female bands in the 30's and 40's but the International Sweethearts of Rhythm was number one! All the female bands back then were great, but they never got a chance to be superstars, never got inducted into the Jazz/Swing Hall of Fame because of sexism and racism., Women were expected to sing, not play instruments (maybe piano if anything), arrange, direct, produce, nor write, even today this sexism in music still exists. So these women were pioneers!


The Harlem PlayGirls, Darlings of Rhythm, Ina Ray Hutton and Her Band, Rita Rio and Her Band, Lorraine Page and her Band, Ada Leonard All American Girl Orchestra, Thelma White and Her Girls, Frances Carroll and Her Band, and Ivy Benson and Her Orchestra, all these white and black female bands are pioneers.

However, this band was considered to be the most racially integrated dance-bands of the entire swing era. Latina, Asian, Caucasian, Black, Indian and Puerto Rican women came together and created music that more than held its own in the Swing Era. Take a listen to their music and see footage online. Enjoy this great music, and check out some other videos from the Talented and Beautiful International Sweethearts of Rhythm.  






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