Known as the Music Professionals Network and coined the “LinkedIn for musicians” by Forbes, the Jammcard app connects the music community by way of an invite-only social network for vetted pros and live curated events. The Los Angeles-based company expanded to Atlanta and Nashville earlier this year, recently won the Gold award for Best Mobile App in Social Media at the W3 Awards, and has received investment from music mogul Quincy Jones. Along with their original content and JammJam events, the app has been credited for assembling live bands for some of today’s biggest acts, such as Gwen Stefani, Zedd, Maren Morris, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Jason Derulo and Grace VanderWaal, among many others. For information on Jammcard, visit jammcard.com.
CORY HENRY & THE FUNK APOSTLES GIVE EPIC PERFORMANCE OF “TRADE IT ALL” AT
JAMMCARD’S EXCLUSIVE JAMMJAM
WATCH “TRADE IT ALL” LIVE SESSION:
(LOS ANGELES, CA) NOVEMBER 29, 2018 – Today, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles share their intimate, pulsating live rendition of “Trade It All” from their exclusive JammJam performance, presented by Jammcard. The live session was recorded at Sayers Club in Hollywood, surrounded by Jammcard’s premier network of musicians, industry professionals, colleagues and friends.
Jammcard is the fast growing music tech startup known to most as the Music Professionals Network and coined the “LinkedIn for musicians” by Forbes. The Los Angeles-based community expanded to Atlanta and Nashville earlier this year and just this week, won the Gold award for Best Mobile App in Social Media at the W3 Awards. The W3 Awards recognize digital excellence worldwide within the tech industry. Jammcard also recently announced the completion of a $1MM seed round from a variety of entertainment industry members and tech angel investors, which included a strong investment from legend Quincy Jones.
The JammJam is one of Jammcard’s many facets, as the app’s base purpose is to connect the music community by way of an invite-only social network for vetted pros. The app has been credited for assembling live bands for some of today’s biggest acts, such as Gwen Stefani, Zedd, Maren Morris, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Jason Derulo and Grace VanderWaal, among many others. Previous JammJams include takeovers of Tower Records and Capitol Records, which featured a performance by Ty Dolla $ign, who, as a member of Jammcard, volunteered his talents for free.
For more information on Jammcard, visit jammcard.com.
ABOUT CORY HENRY:
Cory Henry is a multi-instrumentalist and producer with a catalog worthy of a man twice his age. His primary instrument is the organ, and he began playing at the age of two. At the age of six he competed at the Apollo Theater and made it to the finalist round. In 2010, he co-produced Jay White’s “Larger than Life”. Later that year he released his first album “Christmas With You”, which featured his lively renditions of Christmas classics and prominently showcased his skill as an improviser. Kim Burrell’s Grammy nominated and Stellar Award winning “Love” album released in 2011 boasted several tracks that were written and produced by Henry. Later on that year, he released a single entitled “Leave Me Alone” featuring his vocal artistry.
At the tender age of nineteen he had the opportunity to begin traveling with the Jazz legend Kenny Garrett as his organist in a stint that lasted three years. He has done television work playing on the third season of Sunday’s Best for BET and on the Jimmy Fallon Show. He has worked with Aretha Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Sara Bareilles, Stanley Brown, Ray Chew And The Crew, P. Diddy, Kirk Franklin, Rob Glasper, Ron Grant, Lalah Hathway, Derrick Hodge, Israel Houghton, Joe, Shaun Kingston, Donald Lawrence, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, Michael McDonald, Boyz 2 Men, NAS, Snarky Puppy, Tommy Sims, Bruce Springsteen, The Roots, Hezekiah Walker, Bishop Jeffrey White, the late Timothy Wright, and many others. Henry’s awe-inspiring impromptu YouTube performances have gained him a loyal and sizable following. His first album, “First Steps” was released in the July 2014 and was celebrated on iTunes as “New and Noteworthy” and debuted #1 on the iTunes charts. He is currently touring with Snarky Puppy, his own band “The Funk Apostles” and lending his talent to the production of several projects for other artists.
JUDY GARLAND’S GREAT GRAND-NIECE, ARTIST AUDRA MAE, SINGS “SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW”
WATCH “SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW”: https://youtu.be/xu87UgYXDoI
Just in time for Christmas, singer-songwriter Audra Mae, the great grand-niece of Judy Garland, shares her rendition of the enchanting classic “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”. Mae is also known for writing songs and singing with artists such as Christina Aguilera, The Chainsmokers, and Avicii. The intimate live video, presented by Jammcard, shows the captivating one-take performance of just Mae and pianist Dylan Meek together at United Recording Studios on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA.
“For me, ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ is about wishing the present away for the future,” explains Mae. “We all fall into the trap of believing that happiness is really somewhere else – rather than right here, right now. I think this song illustrates that melancholy mindset better than any other.”
Garland originally made “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” famous in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. The performance has since transcended generations, withstanding the test of time as a shimmering anthem mixing desperation with hope. “The world is better for her having existed,” Mae shares of Garland. “We all feel like we know her because she put her soul out there for us to connect with and relate to and I hope to carry that torch along with the rest of her admirers.”
Elmo Lovano, founder of Jammcard, a music tech startup known for bringing together top-notch artists and musicians, brought the show-stopping cover to life after a happenstance meeting of the minds between Meek and Mae in the Hollywood Hills. Mae explains, “Dylan Meek and I discovered each other as kindred music makers through this song at the after-party of fellow Jammcard member Ty Taylor’s solo show in LA. The party, as it just so happens, was held at a house in the Hollywood Hills where Judy used to hang. It’s worth mentioning that, until that night, I never sang ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’. Because of my distant relation to Judy, I always felt strange about putting myself out there like that. I was afraid of my interpretation being misread as exploitative. However, that particular night, it happened organically at Ty’s insistence… and so, in the late hours of the evening, at a baby grand piano, Dylan and I went for it and the whole room fell absolutely silent. I can only imagine that Judy herself would have loved leaning over a piano and singing while Dylan intuited her vibe. He’s beyond talented. And so was she.” Following the event, Lovano and Mae came together on the decision to record “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”.
“I am overjoyed that Jammcard allowed Dylan and I to recreate the magic of that after-party moment,” Mae adds. “I hope everyone who lays eyes or ears on our Jammcard performance feels our total sincerity. Most of all, I hope every true fan of Judy Garland and Harold Arlen [the original composer] feels the respect and reverence we have for her immense power and immortal influence over everyone who came after her. Without her, there would be no us. So, here’s to Judy and to Harold. Forever may she reign as the queen of our hearts. And forever may he be remembered as the man who penned one of the most iconic ballads of all time.”
The Jammcard Exclusive performance can be seen now on their YouTube channel here.
ABOUT AUDRA MAE:
Audra Mae is a singer-songwriter/performer from Oklahoma, based in Nashville, by way of Los Angeles. Her albums can be found on all music platforms, the most recent of which is entitled Love, Audra Mae. She has written and sung songs for Christina Aguilera, The Chainsmokers, Little Big Town, Céline Dion, Kelly Clarkson, Fallout Boy, Miranda Lambert, Pentatonix and Avicii. For music and more, visit audramaemusic.com.
Known as the Music Professionals Network and coined the “LinkedIn for musicians” by Forbes, the Jammcard app connects the music community by way of an invite-only social network for vetted pros and live curated events. The Los Angeles-founded company expanded to Atlanta and Nashville earlier this year, recently won the Gold award for Best Mobile App in Social Media at the W3 Awards, and has received investment from music mogul Quincy Jones. Along with their original content and JammJam events, the app has been credited for assembling live bands for some of today’s biggest acts, such as Gwen Stefani, Zedd, Maren Morris, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Jason Derulo and Grace VanderWaal, among many others. For information on Jammcard, visit jammcard.com.
WATCH ROBIN THICKE’S SURPRISE PERFORMANCE DURING
JAMMCARD’S UNDERGROUND JAMMJAM
WATCH HIS LIVE PERFORMANCE OF “MAGIC” HERE
(LOS ANGELES, CA) MARCH 5, 2019 – Jammcard launches the live video of Robin Thicke performing his hit “Magic” from their in demand, invite-only pop up event, the JammJam.
The Masked Singer star stunned attendees with a surprise performance at Jammcard’s event hosted at The Live House in Hollywood, CA. Jammcard paired Thicke with New Orleans 8-piece brass ensemble The Soul Rebels and his band, Black Daddy, for this special event. Robin and The Soul Rebels met at 6pm, day of show, and performed the set just a few hours later. It was electric. The performance included covers of Michael Jackson’s classic “Rock With You” and Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” as well as Thicke’s “Lost Without U” and a New Orleans brass style version of his hit “Blurred Lines” for the big finish. Throughout the show Thicke bounced between piano and mic, performing alongside his band, Black Daddy, under the musical direction of Larry Cox who he’s worked with for 19 years. The session also included the debut LA performance of rising female rapper, Chika, and LA’s power trio The Truth Band.
The JammJam is a regular event thrown by Jammcard that seeks to create freestyle and intimate live performances with the world’s leading musicians. At its core, Jammcard connects the professional music community by way of an invite-only, app based social network for vetted pros. The app is responsible for assembling live bands for some of today’s biggest acts, such as Gwen Stefani, Zedd, Maren Morris, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Jason Derulo and Grace VanderWaal, among many others. Previous JammJams include takeovers of Tower Records and Capitol Records, and performances by Ty Dolla $ign, Terrace Martin, Cory Henry, Kamasi Washington, Judith Hill, Jeremy Renner, Ronald Bruner Jr., Devon “Stixx” Taylor and many more.
Jammcard’s community won the Gold award for Best Mobile App in Social Media at the tech industry’s W3 Awards and has earned the investment of cultural icon Quincy Jones.
For more information on Jammcard, visit jammcard.com.
For more on Robin Thicke, visit robinthicke.com.
ABOUT ROBIN THICKE:
Robin Thicke has established himself as one of the most respected singer songwriters in soul and R&B music today. Born in Los Angeles, Robin Thicke taught himself to play piano at the age of 12 and by 16 was writing and producing songs for top R&B artists. At the age of 21, he had written and produced songs on over 20 gold and platinum albums including Michael Jackson, Marc Anthony, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Usher, Jennifer Hudson and others. One year later he signed with Jimmy Iovine and Interscope records. The musician and composer released his critically acclaimed debut album, A Beautiful World, in 2003 under the name Thicke. The collection was followed by a succession of five critically acclaimed gold and platinum selling album releases. Robin’s sixth studio album, Blurred Lines, garnered three GRAMMY nominations in 2013. “Blurred Lines” scored the highest audience ever recorded and broke records by climbing to #1 on 5 radio charts simultaneously (Top 40, Rhythm, Urban, Hot AC & Urban AC) – the first time this has ever been done by an artist. Robin’s recent singles include the undeniably danceable pop record “Back Together” featuring Nicki Minaj, emotionally charged track “Deep” featuring Nas, and a R&B classic “Morning Sun”.
MUSIC VIRTUOSO CORY HENRY AND GOSPEL LEGEND B.SLADE SEND UNIFYING MESSAGE WITH EXTENDED PERFORMANCE OF “INNER CITY BLUES”
Photo Credit: Rodji Munoz
(LOS ANGELES, CA) APRIL 2, 2019 – Watch Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles and multi-talented Gospel artist B.Slade perform an extended live edition of the Marvin Gaye classic “Inner City Blues” at Jammcard’s invite-only JammJam event in Los Angeles.
WATCH THE LIVE PERFORMANCE:
A former member of the Brooklyn-based jazz ensemble Snarky Puppy, Cory Henry is known for delivering almost two decades of genre-bending music. Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles recently released album Art of Love, blending blues, soul, R&B, Afrobeat, Gospel, and Jazz, blurring genres and continuing to upend expectations.
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles stepped out in full force with their eclectic sound alongside Gospel legend, B.Slade at a recent JammJam, entertaining a packed room of the industry’s finest musicians. Lasting over ten minutes, this emotional and collaborative performance seeks to unify its audience with aspirational messaging appropriate and necessary for the current social climate.
(from 10:09 on the video)
We all need more grace
Lord please help me make it back home safely to my family tonight
Lord please help me I don’t really wanna die
I don’t wanna be another hashtag I don’t wanna die.
Blood and crime spreading on the streets
People can’t find enough to eat
Now our kids can’t go out and play
That’s the state of the world today
Drugs and crime spreading on our streets
People can’t find enough to eat
Our kids can’t go out and play
That’s the state of the world, but we’re gonna come together right now
Everybody come together. Right now.
We’re gonna come together
It don’t matter what your color is
We all bleed the same blood
If I see you down, then I’m gonna lift you back up.
“This was a life changing moment for me. Having so many people I look up to, with some of my favorite musicians ever, in one room, coming together and soaking in this music, all for the love of music and community.” Jammcard founder and musician, Elmo Lovano, reflects. “Music seeps out of Cory effortlessly. It’s an incredible thing to witness, and I feel this video has actually captured that.”
ABOUT JAMMCARD AND JAMMJAM:
At its core, Jammcard connects the professional music community by way of an invite-only, app based social network for vetted pros. Jammcard also taps its exclusive members for high-level content and performance opportunities to promote their members’ careers and highlight their unparalleled talents. The JammJam is an intimate live event series, curated by Jammcard, of unrehearsed, collaborative performances with the world’s leading musicians. Previous JammJams include takeovers of Tower Records and Capitol Records, and performances by Ty Dolla $ign, Terrace Martin, Cory Henry, Judith Hill, Kamasi Washington and Robin Thicke, amongst countless others. Jammcard is also responsible for quickly assembling live bands for some of today’s biggest acts, such as Gwen Stefani, Zedd, PARTYNEXTDOOR, and Grace VanderWaal.
Jammcard recently won the prestigious W3 Gold Award in Social Media and has earned the investment of cultural icon, Quincy Jones.
For information on Jammcard, visit jammcard.com.
ABOUT CORY HENRY & THE FUNK APOSTLES:
Cory Henry may be best known for his role in Snarky Puppy, the instrumental jazz-pop orchestra hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of the more versatile groups on the planet right now.” At six, he made his debut at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater, and at nineteen, he joined the touring band of jazz icon Kenny Garrett. Since then, he’s toured or recorded with everyone from Bruce Springsteen and The Roots to P. Diddy and Yolanda Adams in addition to cracking the Top 10 on Billboard’s Jazz charts with a pair of solo albums. NPR called him “a master” and said his “musical charisma is a match for a nearly 400 pound organ,” while Keyboard Magazine dubbed his playing “soulful, church-y, playful, restrained, and virtuosic,” and The Boston Globe raved that “if anyone’s going to preach the gospel of the Hammond organ, it should be Cory Henry.” While his keyboard playing often draws comparisons to Oscar Peterson and Herbie Hancock, Henry’s singing reveals a whole different side of his musical personality, one that synthesizes everything from Michael Jackson and Marvin Gaye to Stevie Wonder and Prince.
Henry pieced together The Funk Apostles’ lineup out of players he met on the road over the years, and each member of the band is an all-star in their own right. Guitarist Adam Agati, who co-wrote theArt of Love‘s lyrics with Henry, has worked with everyone from Booker T. Jones to Ludacris, while bassist Sharay Reed has performed with Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, Chakha Khan, and more. Henry met drummer TaRon Lockett while he was playing with Snarky Puppy, but he’s performed with some of the biggest names in R&B including Erykah Badu and Montell Jordan, and keyboardist Nick Semrad’s credits include Miss Lauryn Hill, Bilal, and Gabriel Garzon-Montano.
For more on Cory Henry, visit coryhenrymusic.com.