Jeff Taylor & Janita Ft. Sean Kiely – Tickets – Vinyl Lounge at Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – November 30th, 2017

Jeff Taylor & Janita Ft. Sean Kiely

Gypsy Sally's Presents a FREE show in our Vinyl Lounge!

Jeff Taylor & Janita Ft. Sean Kiely

Thu, November 30, 2017

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Free

This event is 21 and over

Jeff Taylor & Janita Ft. Sean Kiely
Jeff Taylor & Janita Ft. Sean Kiely
Jeff Taylor:
Jeff Taylor was born and raised in New Jersey, residing in the NYC area since 2007.
In 2012, Taylor released the album, "Frustration In Time Travel" under his previous band moniker, Dumpster Hunter. The album was produced and mixed by Steve Wall with additional production by John Siket. The album also featured the musical talents of Mark Guiliana, Steve Wall, Cole Whittle, and Elizabeth Ziman.

2014 saw the first 'Jeff Taylor' release, "Organelle", a 4-track EP produced by and featuring Thomas Bartlett (Glenn Hansard,, Martha Wainwright, The National, Sufjan Stevens) and was released on a limited edition 10" 45rpm vinyl

The past few years have found Jeff Taylor on tour as support for Trixie Whitley and Kishi Bashi, as well as touring and recording with Sara Bareilles. In a departure from strictly musical performance, Taylor also made his stage debut as Larry the Dwarf in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's production of Frank Zappa’s "200 Motels." In "Motels" Taylor sang with the LA Phil for their 10th Anniversary Celebration of their home venue in Downtown LA, The Walt Disney Concert Hall. In 2015, Taylor composed music for NPR/WNYC podcast, Radiolab.

Jeff Taylor is also part of Mark Guiliana's Beat Music project, and sang "A Small Plot of Land" with The Donny McCaslin Group (David Bowie's Blackstar band) on their recent album, "Beyond Now".

Janita:
“This woman’s got the goods. Stardom awaits.” —Billboard Magazine

The buzz and anticipation surrounding Brooklyn-based artist Janita (pronounced YA-nee-tuh) is as unsurprising as it is palpable. Standing room only concerts and sold out festivals have cemented her reputation as an electrifying singer-songwriter, and as an artist whose breakthrough moment has arrived.

"It probably shouldn’t be allowed for someone as talented as singer-songwriter Janita to also be goddess beautiful. She not only writes beautifully powerful songs, but sings with such passion and conviction that it’s hard to take your eyes off her," declares the The Telegraph (UK). The Village Voice adds, "This belle can belt and pen. Janita teems with vocal wattage and knows it.”

Critical acclaim fused with commercial success may be rare in the music world, but this happy combination is not only Janita's norm, it has fueled the artist's own excitement for what is indeed her breakthrough moment: the release of her forthcoming album, Didn't You, My Dear?”

"This new album feels like the fulfilling of a promise I've been making to myself, and to my fans. It's an album about arriving, joyfully, in this brave new world and not turning away, and not turning back," says a smiling Janita. "I wanted to make a record that was powerfully melodic and lush, but with the emotional availability and rawness of my shows. Intentionally unrefined, and unreserved."

That lack of reservation is also found in the glowing praise that is already heralding the album's arrival. PopMatters writes, "For some artists, it's enough to be known by one name like Madonna, Prince, Sade, and Sting. Janita might be another name to add to the list." Marie Claire proclaims, “Janita keeps listeners hooked…HEAR IT!”

Janita reflects on the trajectory that's led her to this worthy tipping point with a tone that rings like a signature chord throughout her new record. A tone that mixes grace with defiance, more focused on the path ahead than the path behind. "I always knew––and I think my fans always knew––that this moment was possible. It was coming, and just ahead of us. A moment we could forge, and enjoy, together. Now that it's here, I couldn't be more excited––or more ready."

Janita's new album, Didn't You, My Dear?, will be released worldwide March 31st, 2015 on ECR Music Group. It was produced, recorded, and mixed by Blake Morgan in New York City.
Venue Information:
Vinyl Lounge at Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007
http://www.gypsysallys.com/