Knitting Factory Presents

JAX, Corey Balsamo

Event Info:

Knitting Factory - Brooklyn
Brooklyn , NY
Saturday Mar 04, 2017
Show: 2:30 PM
Doors: 2:00 PM
All Ages
$10.00

Additional Info:

Matinee

A portion of every ticket sold is donated to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity that provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. For more info go to www.sweetrelief.org.

JAX
(Pop)
JAX, from East Brunswick, New Jersey, has been performing since the age of 11 (at NJ's famed Stone Pony, Warped Tour, Bamboozle, Nassau Coliseum & more), but really captured America's heart with her sassy rock songs, silky piano tunes and innovative take on pop culture when she competed, and placed 3rd on season XIV of American Idol.  (Jennifer Lopez has stated she thought she could have won the whole thing and Billboard noted how she "persevered through a combination of music smarts, likability and yes, talent.") ...
JAX, from East Brunswick, New Jersey, has been performing since the age of 11 (at NJ's famed Stone Pony, Warped Tour, Bamboozle, Nassau Coliseum & more), but really captured America's heart with her sassy rock songs, silky piano tunes and innovative take on pop culture when she competed, and placed 3rd on season XIV of American Idol.  (Jennifer Lopez has stated she thought she could have won the whole thing and Billboard noted how she "persevered through a combination of music smarts, likability and yes, talent.") ...
JAX, from East Brunswick, New Jersey, has been performing since the age of 11 (at NJ's famed Stone Pony, Warped Tour, Bamboozle, Nassau Coliseum & more), but really captured America's heart with her sassy rock songs, silky piano tunes and innovative take on pop culture when she competed, and placed 3rd on season XIV of American Idol.  (Jennifer Lopez has stated she thought she could have won the whole thing and Billboard noted how she "persevered through a combination of music smarts, likability and yes, talent.")   After AI wrapped and she performed at her sold out NYC headlining show, JAX was ready to launch her singing career when she was sidelined with a diagnosis of thyroid cancer.  "It was very unexpected," JAX explained to My Central Jersey.  "When you're 20 years old, you have this Superman entitlement mentality, like you're indestructible. And sometimes all it takes is God telling you it's time to take a break for you to understand that you are most certainly not."  She has since had her thyroid removed, has completed radiation and is now back to great health and ready to return to her love - music.   The EP is a triumph of sorts that's influenced by female icons ranging from Joan Jett to Alanis Morissette to Pat Benatar. The tracks on the  EP include co-writers/producers Colin Louis Dieden (from The Mowgli's), Ruffian (Selena Gomez, Zedd), Larzz Principato (Halsey) and Nick Marsh (Chris Brown).   Listeners will get a sense of that intimate connection when they listen to the songs on Funny, which serve as the perfect introduction to JAX while also hinting at a career that's just beginning to bloom.   

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Corey Balsamo
(Singer-Songwriter)
Within weeks of leaving the MySpace age, pop-rock band circuit, Corey Balsamo would release a catalogue of songs that would land him on acclaimed music festivals and songwriter conferences all across the U.S. — and all before his senior year of high school. "September" was released on May 26, 2009. It garnered immediate buzz, both via internet and college radio stations. It would receive national play in hundreds of MACY'S stores before landing him on tour that summer with Y2K heartthrob songwriter, Ryan Cabrera. Continuing album promotion, Balsamo would soon develop a friendship with "Fight Song" singer-songwriter Rachel Platten, and be invited to come on as support for her ...
Within weeks of leaving the MySpace age, pop-rock band circuit, Corey Balsamo would release a catalogue of songs that would land him on acclaimed music festivals and songwriter conferences all across the U.S. — and all before his senior year of high school. "September" was released on May 26, 2009. It garnered immediate buzz, both via internet and college radio stations. It would receive national play in hundreds of MACY'S stores before landing him on tour that summer with Y2K heartthrob songwriter, Ryan Cabrera. Continuing album promotion, Balsamo would soon develop a friendship with "Fight Song" singer-songwriter Rachel Platten, and be invited to come on as support for her ...
Within weeks of leaving the MySpace age, pop-rock band circuit, Corey Balsamo would release a catalogue of songs that would land him on acclaimed music festivals and songwriter conferences all across the U.S. — and all before his senior year of high school. "September" was released on May 26, 2009. It garnered immediate buzz, both via internet and college radio stations. It would receive national play in hundreds of MACY'S stores before landing him on tour that summer with Y2K heartthrob songwriter, Ryan Cabrera. Continuing album promotion, Balsamo would soon develop a friendship with "Fight Song" singer-songwriter Rachel Platten, and be invited to come on as support for her residency shows. "September" has independently sold 15,000 units to date.   In 2013, Corey returned to the studio with producer/songwriter Zach Berkman (Ron Pope, "A Drop in the Ocean"). What amounted would be Balsamo's most dynamic catalogue of songs to date. "In The Middle of Everything" was released October 28, 2014, immediately debuting at #4 on iTunes Best Sellers chart, in company with Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.   He has since shared the stage with CW “One Tree Hill” stars Tyler Hilton & Kate Voegele, Colbie Caillat, Josh Kelley, Aaron Carter, O-Town, Devon Allman, Blake Lewis, Austin Gibbs and Jason Reeves.

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