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About Jackson Whalan Music
Genres:
Hip Hop, Rap, Classic Hip Hop, Conscious Rap, Comedy Rap, Underground Rap, Chamber Rap, Dance Music, Bass Music, Toasting, Freestyle, Neo-Soul, Funk, Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk
Hometown:
Great Barrington, MA

Jackson Whalan is a lyricist and producer who creates classic hip-hop with a modern flair to invoke positive social change. He started rapping and making beats at age 11...
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Epic Proportions EP Release Party
Thursday, June 20th, 2019
5:00 PM
Griffin
01236, Great Barrington, MA
Meet the Jackson Whalan live band and be the first to hear the Epic Proportions live band EP at Griffin! This is a free event. A limited number of CDs will be available at the party along with other merchandise.

Pre-Order Epic Proportions on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1464536586?ls=1&app=itunes
Learn more at www.jacksonwhalan.com

Jackson Whalan and his live band recently recorded five songs at Pilot Recording Studios in Housatonic, Massachusetts with videos simultaneously filmed in-studio for each. Produced by Jackson Whalan, the project will be digitally released across all streaming and download platforms on Friday, June 21, 2019 as an EP titled Epic Proportions.

Comprised of musicians who have been playing music together in the Berkshires and beyond for over a decade, Jackson Whalan’s band includes Jackson Whalan on vocals and sample pad, Jules Jenssen on drums, Brian Ross on bass guitar, Ian Evans on keys, Ian Stewart on trumpet and Tyler Gasek on saxophone. In addition, Michael Wilbur of Moon Hooch is featured on vocals and saxophone for the song “Climate Chaos,” and Whalan’s “Bae” features cello samples by Dave Eggar.

The band’s emphasis on collaboration produces explosive content that has been defined as jazzy hip-hop, jazz-fusion, heavy metal rap, neo-soul, funk and conscious lyricism. Other songs include title track “Epic Proportions” with lyrics about protest and commitment to social justice; both the song and companying video nod to a 1970’s Starsky and Hutch/Boogie Nights/Dallas chase scene. “Whale” is a laid-back cut with an underwater feeling and witty metaphorical lyricism that features the music industry as the ocean and different mammals as players in the game. Whalan’s aforementioned “Bae” is a love song that explores what it’s like to meet someone new in a bar. Rounding out this melodic journey is “Dilla Report,” which is a purely instrumental composition.

Recorded at Pilot with engineer Will Schillinger and videographer and editor George Cox, the five songs showcase the band’s immense talent. The work is inspired by other successful live bands –
from Lettuce and Anderson .Paak, to Vulfpeck, FKJ and others who have successfully used the power of live musicianship and the internet to rapidly garner attention.

As an impresario, Whalan is always honest. His work consistently acknowledges the universal themes of the human condition and offers lyrics meant to not only entertain and inspire, but to also invoke positive social change.
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About Jackson Whalan Music
Genres:
Hip Hop, Rap, Classic Hip Hop, Conscious Rap, Comedy Rap, Underground Rap, Chamber Rap, Dance Music, Bass Music, Toasting, Freestyle, Neo-Soul, Funk, Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk
Hometown:
Great Barrington, MA

Jackson Whalan is a lyricist and producer who creates classic hip-hop with a modern flair to invoke positive social change. He started rapping and making beats at age 11...
Read More