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|R&B Krazy! introducing Jarrard Anthony|
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song writing at the age of 10 to music provided via video
games. That Christmas, his mother bought him his first
keyboard and it was only a matter of time before he began
plucking out tunes of his own. At the age of 13 he
decided to pursue a career in the entertainment industry
professionally. He began a specialized high school
curriculum that emphasized the arts. He concentrated on
theatre, dance, and music. He also joined a group of high
school friends to form an R&B quartet calling
themselves "Personal Preference". During this
time Jarrard became more acclimated with the processes of
the "music industry" and gained valuable stage
experience performing for various types of audiences. The
group ultimately made quite a name for themselves by
appearing on numerous local news programs and talent
showcases, including a win at the world famous Apollo
Theater Amateur Night in Harlem, NY.
At 19, Jarrard released his first independent commercial recording. A single, titled "So-D-vine" . This song went on to be the second most requested song in the Central Virginia, USA area at its peak. Following the release of the single, Jarrard took time to record a debut LP titled "The Dream" for the indie-label, Thermite Records. While gaining little fanfare in the US, due to limited marketing resources. "The Dream" was released in the UK, under theThermite /Stonegroove/ Recordings imprint, as an EP and gained critical acclaim and press as the title track held the number two radio spot in the country for several weeks. Jarrard was even offered a major recording contract in the US, but declined due of contractual stipulations that would have been, in the long run, financially unstable.
After the buzz generated by the Thermite/Stonegroove/ EP, Jarrard took two years to create what he feels is just the first true chapter in the book of his career.
Today, with influences ranging from Stevie Wonder to Seal, Jarrard continues to establish himself as a show stopping performer, prolific songwriter, and just an all around nice-guy. He has written songs for several major label acts including Howard Hewett, Bobby Lyle (Three Keys.WEA), Tonia Woods (Renata/Sony), amongst others. He's done studio work with Levi Little (former lead singer of Blackstreet), CJ Lewis (International Superstar), Jaared (Three Keys saxophonist), producer Joshua Thompson's (O-town, Joe, Case, Babyface) Pop/R&B group Bling Dynasty, and top pop music producer Desmond Child (Mariah Carey, Aerosmith, Ricky Martin). Most recently, he performed live on The Doug Banks Morning Jam Session along with LL Cool J and Monica. He has also performed with and opened for Howard Hewett, The O-Jays, Cam'ron, Amerie, Bob Baldwin, Pieces of a Dream, and many others.
|(Added: 7/8, 2003)|
|Canada's R&B Sensation - Glenn Lewis|
|More Information Coming Soon!
Listen to "The Thing To Do" (by Glenn Lewis) in R&B Krazy! Audio Room.
|(Added: 3/2, 2002)|
|R&B Krazy!'s webmaster Teo (a.k.a. Mr. R&B Krazy!) had a chance to exclusively interview Def Jam/Def Soul recording artist Montell Jordan on December 17, 2001 (EST). During this interview, Montell talked about almost everything that his fans had been dying to know, from his musical background to his future projects. Montell's new album "Montell Jordan" is already available in stores around the globe. GO TO => Interview Transcript|
|Special Thanks to: The Island Def Jam Music Group & my friend Montell Jordan|
|(Added: 12/18, 2001) (Updated: 2/4 & 6/7, 2002)|
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