JACKSON WHALAN EPK
Jackson Whalan is a lyricist and producer who creates classic hip-hop with a modern flair
to invoke positive societal change.
Jackson’s live performance ranges from a full band ensemble to a one-man show.
“‘Whale’ sees the band fusing their individual styles into one smooth, cohesive form, fusing hip-hop, jazz, and soul elements.” - Earmilk
“Heavily swung drums, huge bursts of brass and chiming piano chords combine with zany keys runs for a track that's bursting at the seams with energy and ideas.” - Somewhere Soul
“Throughout his career, emcee/producer Jackson Whalan’s work has consistently acknowledged the universal themes of our human condition. He offers lyrics meant to not only entertain and inspire, but to also invoke positive social change.” - Live For Live Music
“…it is great to come across someone working in the very broad urban music field that really breaks the mould.” - Dancing About Architecture
BIO: 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 when he discovered that the power of hip-hop gave him unstoppable purpose. In 2008, at age 17, he performed at United Nations Headquarters and again in 2013 to support the International Day of Peace. Whalan has an extensive catalog of original and collaborative albums, EPs and singles, and he has worked and performed alongside a diverse spectrum of artists, including Talib Kweli, The Arcitype, Mr. Lif, Dave Eggar, Myka 9, Esseks, Space Jesus, Jade Cicada, Honeycomb and countless others.
In addition to consistently releasing his own music and videos, Jackson also produces and engineers in recording studios for other artists. His music has been featured in film and television and he has toured throughout the United States, most recently as direct support for Moon Hooch.
Whalan has an extensive catalog of original and collaborative albums, EPs and singles, and he has worked and preformed alongside a diverse spectrum of artists, including Talib Kweli, The Arcitype, Mr. Lif, Dave Eggar, Myka 9, Esseks, Space Jesus, Jade Cicada, Honeycomb and countless others.
Jackson is known for his freestyle rapping at shows and is widely recognized for his comical side, expressed in his S.N.A.G. (Sensitive New Age Guy) music video. A graduate of The New School in New York City, Jackson now resides in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts. He is currently focusing on his live band project in order to transform his live performance into an unforgettable experience for listeners near and far.
TOUR HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS
9.27.19 - Greenfield, MA - Hawks & Reed (Opening for Talib Kweli w/ Live Band)
4.5.19 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Nightclub (Headline w/ Live Band)
3.30.19 - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall (Headline w/ Live Band)
2.16.19 - Denver, CO - Sofar Sounds (Solo - SOLD OUT)
12.29.18 - Egremont, MA - The Barn (Headline w/ Live Band - SOLD OUT)
11.9.18 - Napa, CA - Napa Valley Film Festival (Headline Solo)
11.3.18 - Sebastopol, CA - Hopmonk (Headline Solo)
10.28.18 - Nevada City, CA - Haven Underground (Direct support for Ex Mag)
9.16.18 - New York, NY - Central Park Bandshell (Headline Solo)
5.25-19.18 - Bradley, CA - Lightning in a Bottle Music Festival (Guayaki tent)
11.4.17 - Reno, NV - Bluebird Nightclub (Direct support for Soohan)
2017 - National U.S. tour as direct support for Moon Hooch
7.21.17 - Hammonton, NJ - FARM FEST (Live Band)
6.24.17 - Carmel Valley, CA - Big Surreal Music Festival (Solo)
5.13.17 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir (Direct support for Moon Hooch - SOLD OUT)
5.4.17 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett (Direct support for Moon Hooch - SOLD OUT)
4.30.17 - Chicago, IL - Schubas (Headline Solo)
4.22.17 - Portland, ME - Empire (Headline w/ drummer)
4.14.17 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Nightclub (Direct support for Random Rab)
4.9.17 - Asheville, NC - Salvage Station - Harmonia by the River (Solo)
4.7.17 - Raleigh, NC - Kings (Headline Solo)
3.22.17 - Philadelphia, PA - Silk City (Headline Solo)
3.9.17 - Baltimore, MD - 8x10 (Direct support for Soohan)
2.25.17 - Petaluma, CA - Mystic Theater (Direct Support for Moon Hooch)
2.23.17 - Chico, CA - Lost on Main (Direct Support for Moon Hooch)
2.22.17 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst (Direct support for Moon Hooch)
12.31.16 - Sheffield, MA - Racebrook Lodge - NYE in The Shire (w/ drummer SOLD OUT)
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