MEET ARTISTS: JAMISON & JACK BOOK

This is Jamison & Jack.

Jamison, tell us more about how you two met and both got into music?

We actually met through a mutual friend, Heather Sommer, who’s an amazing female artist. I was in a session with her last summer and she told me she thought I would work really well with Jack, and we do!


His instinctual talent for music is out of this world! 

I’ve been involved in music my whole life.


It’s the biggest part of who I am.


When I was little, I loved to sing and make up silly songs (which I still do).


In the 4th grade, I started playing trumpet in the school band.

I still play, although I really should set aside more time to practice these days!


I can remember writing songs on computer paper and recording them into an old cassette player my parents gave me.


I continued to write throughout my teens and during my bachelor and masters degrees in music education and music therapy.


I’m 29 now, but when I was 23, I finally decided I was going to pursue music as more than just a hobby.


Nothing is more exhilarating to me than creating music, especially with others.

How would you describe your style/sound and how is it different from others?

I wouldn’t say I really have a “style" or a “sound” but people have told me they can tell when I’ve written something, so that’s definitely cool!


Sometimes, I write the type of music that I enjoy listening to and sometimes I write music that I don’t think fits into any category.


Honestly, I’m afraid to share those, but I’m getting braver and I’m definitely taking more risks and writing more creatively when it comes to lyrics.

I think my writing is what sets me apart the most.


This is my first artist release under my new name aka my first name “Jamison."


I am a songwriter through and through.


I’ve always loved words.


One time about four years ago I did a singing/talent competition, and I’ll never forget that one of the judges told me I didn’t win because my lyrics were “too complex."


To this day, I chuckle about it because that's honestly one of the best compliments to me.


I’ve always been drawn to lyrics.


It’s what typically connects me the most and makes me keep coming back to them.

Do you have anything new or upcoming that we can expect to see from you?

I’m constantly working on a ton of songwriting projects/collaborations as well as writing with other artists.


I’m really excited to dive more into my own artist project and see how people react to it.


I have quite a few songs in my catalog that are almost ready for release, just planning it all out!

Jack, tell us more about how you two met and both got into music?

I first connected with Jamison following a songwriting event, Songathon NYC, during New York Music Month 2019. 


She had participated in a previous Songathon event and had networked with a close friend of mine, Heather Sommer. 


The two of them linked up for a session and walked out with a great tune. 

When Heather told me about Jamison’s incredible talent and her ability to execute a game plan, I was eager to schedule a session. 


Once in the room with Jamison, it didn’t take long for me to realize that our tastes and styles were closely aligned. 


She has an incredible vibe, and her energy meshes perfectly with mine.


My love for music is due in no small part to my grandmother. 


When I was around 3 years old, my grandma noticed that I had an ability to mimic guitar melodies on her baby grand piano. 


She convinced me to join the school choir, which I stuck with throughout high school, and always reminded me to maintain my connection with music. 


I began to pursue music professionally following a spinal injury sustained while playing college sports. 


My identity has since directed itself back to music in years that have followed.

How would you describe your style/sound and how is it different from others?

Much of my sound derives from folk rock, pop, indie, and EDM. 


The harmonic, rhythmic, and lyrical flavors stem from the works of Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor, Jason Mraz, and Eric Church. 

My production techniques were originally inspired by artists like Avicii, Martin Jensen, and Kygo. 


I have since evolved my sound to fit the more modern styles of artists like Mokita, Grey, Kwassa, and Dwilly.

Do you have anything new or upcoming that we can expect to see from you?

Following Cautious, I have a release on June 5th with Rachel Shaps. 

The track, titled “Hope For Us”, is a cool mix between a soft guitar ballad and an upbeat electro pop tune.

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