Cellist Dave Eggar Joins Hip Hop Performer Jackson Whalan with #ChamberRap, Horns, Keys and Rhythm at Rockwood Music Hall 11/29
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Lyricist and hip-hop producer Jackson Whalan, joined by Grammy-nominated cellist and composer David Eggar and a high-energy band, bring his live show to Rockwood Music Hall (STAGE 2) on Thursday, Nov. 29.
Generational angst, a riff on the slacker life of the “sensitive new age guy” and social justice themes drive Whalan’s lyrics and music: fusing rap, jazz grooves, improv and freestyle with the sounds of horns, rhythm and keys. He has performed around the U.S. with his insightful performances, most recently at the Napa Valley Film Festival.
Cellist Dave Eggar, classically trained and regularly spanning genres, is a longtime Whalan collaborator and toured with Foreigner and Amy Lee (Evanescence). He has played on countless recordings with such powerhouses as Talib Kweli, Norah Jones, Frank Ocean, and many more.
Jackson and Dave recently teamed up on a song that they have dubbed #ChamberRap, a modern take on Franz Schubert's "Death and The Maiden," mixing hip-hop/rap and classical into a seamless fusion. Listen to their #ChamberRap collaboration here.
Experience this and much more at Rockwood Music Hall on Nov. 29th! This is going to be a very special, mind-blowing occasion.
“Jackson Whalan combines a love of hip-hop, electronic music, live instrumentation and socially thought-provoking lyrics.” ~ Chris Meyer (Live For Live Music)
“Whalan has made ‘a lifelong commitment’ to make music that speaks to others. The rapper and producer released Millennial Sound, an album that seeks to address the struggles and concerns of his generation. Whalan has engaged in causes such as Occupy Wall Street in his personal life, and his solicitude for those issues often makes its way into his lyrics.” - Danny Jin (The Berkshire Eagle)
Jackson Whalan on the mic
Dave Eggar, cello
Ian C. Evans, keys
Jules Jenssen, drums
Brian Ross, bass
Tyler Gasek, sax
Ian Stewart, trumpet