JMSN

The Crocodile Presents:

JMSN

Gabriel Garzon-Montano, Alcordo

Tue, May 16, 2017

8:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$15 Adv.

This event is all ages

JMSN
JMSN
Born in Detroit, and currently residing in Los Angeles, JMSN (born Christian Berishaj), is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer, mixer, and videographer. The R&B crooner, who released his debut album, †Priscilla†, in January 2012, also operates his indie label, White Room Records, out of his home studio. The success of his freshman album captured the attention of platinum-selling artist Usher, and even landed JMSN four slots on Kendrick Lamar’s groundbreaking Good Kid, M.A.A.D City album (“Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”, “The Art Of Peer Pressure”, “Sing About Me/Dying Of Thirst”, “Real”).

JMSN’s impressive talents have allowed him to collaborate with the likes of Game, J. Cole, Tyga, Ab-Soul, Kaytranada, Ta-ku, and many others. The success of JMSN’s self-titled album, affectionately known as the Blue Album, released in December 2014, paved the way for a successful world tour, including multiple stops across North America, Europe, Australia, and China. JMSN’s musical evolution continues with a new release coming in 2016 via White Room Records.
Gabriel Garzon-Montano
Gabriel Garzon-Montano
Introducing singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and native New Yorker Gabriel Garzón-Montano. Born to a Colombian father and a French mother, Gabriel spent his early years mastering the violin, guitar, and drums, before turning to the piano and bass guitar to better complete his compositions. By the time he graduated from Purchase College's Conservatory of Music, the foundations for his debut EP, Bishouné: Alma del Huila, were already laid.

A heartfelt tribute to the role of family, love, and the City's unavoidable lifestyle, Bishouné: Alma del Huila collects six songs performed and recorded at Henry Hirsch's famed Waterfront Studios. Renovated from an old church, Henry's home provided Gabriel with the right tools and environs needed to realize his demos to the songs included on this EP.

Every clap, breath, harmony, and note was performed by Gabriel direct to 2" tape through a Helios console in real time. Aside from a dip into Pro Tools to loop the 25 overdubs that build the claps & stomps of "6 8" and drum programming on "Me Alone" and "Pour Maman", computers had little place in Gabriel's world. Not to imply Bishouné is a product of vintage fetishism; rather, the songs are a humble and urgent bout of self-expression guided by the natural limitations of a solo performer.

Gabriel's compositions revel in such unabashed personhood. "Everything Is Everything" captures the carefree nature of young summers in stark contrast to the inevitable maturity and subservience to life's rat race in "Keep On Running". Those thick grooves give way to slinky, bittersweet ballads and psychotropic-addled burners in "Naeja" and "Me Alone", the latter decorated with tongue-in-cheek lyricism.
Alcordo
Alcordo
ALCORDO IS A 22 YEAR-OLD SOUL/R&B SINGER AND SONGWRITER BORN AND RAISED IN TORONTO, ONTARIO. HEAVILY INFLUENCED MUSICALLY BY HER FAMILY MEMBERS, ESPECIALLY HER FATHER WHO SHARED HIS LOVE FOR MUSIC WITH HER, DEVELOPED AN EARLY INTEREST FOR SINGING. THEY HAD ALWAYS ENCOURAGED HER ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT, INSPIRING HER TO LEARN THE PIANO AND THE GUITAR.

GROWING UP, SHE HAD NEVER TAKEN HER MUSIC CAREER SERIOUSLY; AND IT WASN’T UNTIL JOE KAY FROM SOULECTION HAD REPOSTED ONE OF HER COVERS ON SOUNDCLOUD, THAT SHE REALIZED SHE COULD FURTHER PURSUE MUSIC OUTSIDE OF A HOBBY. THIS HAD ATTRACTED A LOT OF ATTENTION AND GAVE RISE TO OPPORTUNITY FOR HER TO MEET AND COLLABORATE WITH OTHER ARTISTS.

SOON AFTER SHE MET JMSN, WHO FEATURED HER AS THE VOCALIST ON HIS SIDE PROJECT PEARL, PROVIDING VOCALS ON THE SINGLE, I KNOW. SINCE THEN SHE HAS SIGNED TO JMSN’S LABEL, WHITE ROOM RECORDS. THE DUO RECORDED A FULL LENGTH ALBUM, DESERT ROSE, TO BE RELEASED SUMMER OF 2017.
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://www.thecrocodile.com/