The Jackson Whalan Live Band recently recorded five songs at Pilot Recording Studios in Housatonic, MA with in-studio video for each song. The project will be released as an EP titled Epic Proportions in the coming months (release date TBA), with a full-on video campaign aimed at getting some bigger shows booked for the six-piece group. On top of this, Michael Wilbur of Moon Hooch showed up to the studio and is featured on vocals and saxophone for one of the songs, “Climate Chaos”.
Fans who join Jackson on Patreon this month will have immediate, exclusive access to the project while it’s still unreleased. The first video is already available to Patrons, so now is the time hop on board and tune in!
VOCALS AND SAMPLE PADS
DRUMS W/ MIDI TRIGGERS AND SPD PAD
The band went into the studio in the midst of playing Rockwood Music Hall in New York City, Middle East in Cambridge, MA, and Shire Breu-Hous in Dalton, MA. With this three-show northeast run complete, the focus now turns to getting this brand new music and video out. For those who have not been introduced, the band consists of Jackson Whalan on vocals and sample pad, Jules Jenssen on drums, Brian Ross on bass, Ian Evans on keys, Ian Stewart on trumpet, and Tyler Gasek on saxophone. These guys have been playing music together in The Berkshires and beyond for upwards of ten years. Their deep friendship speaks clearly through the music, which has been defined as jazzy hip-hop, jazz fusion, heavy metal rap, soul, funk, conscious lyricism, and so on…
Ian Stewart &
TRUMPET AND SAXOPHONE
The next Jackson Whalan Live Band show will be on May 24th at The Barn in Egremont, MA, with an opening set by the JW live band drummer, Jules Jenssen, showcasing his MAD MIDI solo performance. Tickets available here.