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STYLE Music Monday: Jason Jet Electrifies with New Single “Up All Nite”
Jet describes himself as an electro soul artist who makes music to accommodate all kinds of people so that they can enjoy.
“I am a humanitarian I like to cultivate creativity in other people. I also host seminars and work shops and a vocal boot camp I like to work with and develop artist by influencing their mindset.”
Jet is more than just a singer, he is also an accomplished songwriter, producer, vocal coach and plays the following instruments: piano, drums, guitar. His four piece band consists of his brother, Jeremy Jones (whom they call Yo Major) on guitar, on bass Jeremy Maher, on keyboard Tony Witherspoon and on drums Paco, who he describes as awesome guys.
Jet came in contact with performing early in life, getting his start in the church. “My dad was a minister. I got on drums for the first time at six and that was my first experience with music.”
Jet said he wrote his new EP, “Up all Nite” last summer, which is reminiscent of the first song he wrote.
“In 2009 I wrote my first song, ‘Love Boulevard’ which is basically a two-step July 4th summer time vibe. I haven’t made a song like this in a while. ‘Love Boulevard’ was the inspiration behind “Up all Nite.”Jet has performed twice in New York City at The Apollo Theater, the Hard Rock Café in Orlando Florida, and various venues in Charlotte. He has also opened up for Anthony Hamilton, Joss Stone, Eric Robertson and Dwele.
“Charlotte is very interesting. It’s home [for me] but you have to go outside of this market to really grow and make it. [Charlotte] is becoming more of an entertainment scene but it will take a few years to grow.”
Within recent years Jet has received both a Carolina Music Award and a NY Urban Music Award for his contributions to the music scene.
An interesting fact about Jet is that he is a native of Iceland ; his father was stationed in Iceland while in the Navy.
“My dad was in the Navy and he served for several years. When my parents were in their 20s my mom decided to move with him to Iceland and I was born on my mom’s birthday July 15. I plan to visit Iceland next summer,” Jet said.
As for his future plans, Jet said five years from now he would like to be touring the world and working with artists of his choice including Pharrell Williams, Kanye West (to see his thought process), Janelle Monàe and neo-soul band The Internet. He also wants to create a community-based music program.
“One dream that I have [is to build] a multi-purpose facility like YMCA but geared toward a music leadership program where artist and musicians can come and develop their time, gift and craft and just be great,” he said.Jet says his long term music career goals are to influence change within the arts and the perception of it within the black community.
“Everything we see and hear on TV and Radio has subliminal messages and energy that is not good for humanity, I want to be a change agent and show that people have a mission and have value in the industry,” he said.
This year, Jet turns 30 and will premiere the music video for “Up All Nite” at his home, one day after “Great Escape” his full EP drops on Spotify, Tidal, Pandora, iHeartRadio and iTunes. The video premiere event is open to the public.Meet electro soul artist @JasonJetMusic on #STYLEMusicMonday + an invite to his music video… Click To Tweet