I was invited to perform at the 175th Anniversary of the American Statistical Association (ASA) for their ASA's Got Talent show on August 5th, 2014. Last year, they asked for their members to submit videos of their various talents, as long as they had a statistical theme, for consideration of the talent show. I knew that this was an opportunity that I couldn't pass up, so I decided to write a song about how I felt about statistics in order to send in a submission. I played the music on the piano and wrote the lyrics and crafted a low-quality video of my performance, without really expecting to be selected. I wasn't sure how they would feel about my song or if they would see past the poor video. However, they loved the song and my voice and invited me to perform! Not only that, they invited the Statistics Band who is part of our North Carolina State University Statistics department to perform as well. Four acts were invited to perform total. It was a great experience! My family went with me to see me perform as well. The audience was fairly large and really enthusiastic. I had to study for a PhD qualifying exam that took place the following week, but I am so glad that I went. It will be an experience that I will never forget. I hope you enjoy the song! This is the first song that I wrote about a subject, but maybe it won't be my last!
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The American Statistical Association is having a Talent Show to celebrate their 175th Anniversary this year, so I decided to write a song about statistics, since I am a 2nd year PhD student in Statistics at North Carolina State University. The video is not my best video because of the audio issues, but I think you can still hear the music and my voice well enough. Who knows, maybe this is something I can do more in the future! I hope you enjoy it. Tell me what you think!
Thursday, December 26, 2013
I really hope that you enjoy my latest video, "Let Love Live". It has photos that I think really speak to the meaning of the song. Feel free to leave comments!!
Thursday, July 25, 2013
On Saturday night, I went to the studio to help Brandon Pierre, the artist on the top, and Josh Gunn, the artist on the bottom, record a song that they were working on. Brandon has a beautiful voice!! It was the first time I met him. Me and Josh go waaaaay back, on the other hand. I've known Josh Gunn since middle school. I've always known Josh to be a talented lyricist and rapper. I met Brandon for the first time on Saturday and I was enamored by his voice! He sang with such passion and control. He was working with another songwriter that goes by Bread, and the song that they wrote together was a great song. It had a slow, soulful R&B feel to it, but the way Brandon sang it, it was so effortless and easy to get into. I really didn't have much to contribute to the song except for a high note, but I was glad to do it!! It's always great meeting new artists in the area and working with new talent. Once the song has been released, I'll be sure to show you where you can listen to it and buy it! Josh Gunn also worked on a song with Brandon that was really tight!! His lyrics fit right in with the song. He also played some of the music that he is planning to release this year and the songs are on fire! I'm really excited for him! He said he'll be doing shows all along the East Coast, so I can give you all updates regarding his project and shows as well!
Monday, July 15, 2013
Songwriter/Producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins gave great tips for songwriters during the interview last night on Huffington Post Live! You may know Rodney for his work with with Lady Gaga, Brandy, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Michael & Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Destiny's Child and Justin Bieber, the list goes on. Rodney and his wife, Joy Enriquez, came on the show to promote their new upcoming reality show, "House of Joy", which will air on NUVO. The reality tv show will be about the life that Rodney and Joy have together with their family. Joy is a singer as well and is trying to start a singing career while maintaining a family. It sounds like a great show! Me and another songwriter had the pleasure of asking Rodney a question during the segment. Unfortunately, the time ran out so we only got one question in. I asked Rodney what is the most important thing that I can do as a songwriter to get my music heard by record labels and publishing companies and Rodney told me that I should take advantage of the opportunities online, such as with Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. He said if my music is great, then I will get noticed. He said things have changed from the past where songwriters had to ride buses all over and shop their music. This is good news for me and other songwriters that we have a greater ability to get our music out there right at our fingertips!! Also, the other songwriter, Christian Trent, asked Rodney what his experiences were working with Whitney Houston. Rodney talked about how outstanding a singer Whitney Houston truly was. She will be sorely missed. Check out more of the interview here at this link: Let me know what you think of the interview!!
Tune In To the Huffington Post Live Tonight at 8pm To See Singer/Songwriter Jami Jackson Featured in an Interview with Songwriter/Producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins
Greetings everyone!! Jami Jackson has been asked to speak at an interview with Songwriter/Producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, who is best known for his work with Lady Gaga, Brandy, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Michael & Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Destiny's Child and Justin Bieber. Darkchild is on the show to talk about his brand new reality show on NUVO. Jami and another songwriter will be asking questions about songwriting and the music business. The discussion will last approximately 25 minutes, will be moderated by the host Alyona Minkovski and will include members of the public. The interview will take place tonight, Monday, July 15, at 8:00 pm ET/ 5:00 pm PT at the following link: http://huff.lv/10X30yw. Tweet at Jami Jackson at @JamiJackson. Check it out!!