Knitting Factory Presents

Jackie Paladino, AJ Smith, Nic Hanson, Becca Krueger, Halima

Event Info:

Knitting Factory - Brooklyn
Brooklyn , NY
Sunday Apr 02, 2017
Show: 7:00 PM
Doors: 6:30 PM
All Ages
$10.00 ADV / $12.00 DOS

Additional Info:

$10 ADV | $12 DOS

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.

Jackie Paladino
(Singer-Songwriter)
Born in New York and raised in central New Jersey, Jackie Paladino is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter whose voice has been compared to the likes of Corinne Bail...ey Rae, Billie Holiday, and Adele. She was introduced to the piano at the age of six, and developed her understanding of storytelling and performance through off-Broadway theatre, dance competitions, and musical vocational school. It wasn’t until Jackie returned to her birth state to attend the music theatre program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts that she discovered her true calling. “When everyone else was memorizing lines to songs and stories, I was writing my own stories through song, belting out the tunes of Ella Fitzgerald, Duffy, and Alicia Keys along ...
Born in New York and raised in central New Jersey, Jackie Paladino is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter whose voice has been compared to the likes of Corinne Bail...ey Rae, Billie Holiday, and Adele. She was introduced to the piano at the age of six, and developed her understanding of storytelling and performance through off-Broadway theatre, dance competitions, and musical vocational school. It wasn’t until Jackie returned to her birth state to attend the music theatre program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts that she discovered her true calling. “When everyone else was memorizing lines to songs and stories, I was writing my own stories through song, belting out the tunes of Ella Fitzgerald, Duffy, and Alicia Keys along ...
Born in New York and raised in central New Jersey, Jackie Paladino is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter whose voice has been compared to the likes of Corinne Bail...ey Rae, Billie Holiday, and Adele. She was introduced to the piano at the age of six, and developed her understanding of storytelling and performance through off-Broadway theatre, dance competitions, and musical vocational school. It wasn’t until Jackie returned to her birth state to attend the music theatre program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts that she discovered her true calling. “When everyone else was memorizing lines to songs and stories, I was writing my own stories through song, belting out the tunes of Ella Fitzgerald, Duffy, and Alicia Keys along the way.” Always an avid reader of poetry, she found herself delving deeply into the works of Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan, entranced by the precision and mystery of their word choice. As an artist, Ms. Paladino seeks to combine this sense of lyric perfectionism and her urgency to “mold the ugly into something beautiful” along with the power and soul of her favorite songstresses. She’s scheduled to release her single “You Gotta Be” this January and her debut EP shortly after.

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AJ Smith
(Singer-Songwriter)
Denver-born songwriter and artist AJ Smith writes with such an emotional honesty and clarity,  that you can’t help but get goosebumps listening to his music. The power of his voice turns his nostalgia into your memories, his triumphs into your successes, and his heartbreak into your own loss. He has opened for The Eagles and Lindsey Stirling, and has been featured on radio stations including iHeart’s DC101, Z100, and Eagle 97.7. Smith plays ten instruments, has a ?set of pipes that will rattle the framework? (DC Rock Live) and his live shows are a spectacle of showmanship and dynamic emotion. His singer-songwriter/indie-pop style is born out of his genre-crossing experiences including touring as fiddler in folk-bluegrass ...
Denver-born songwriter and artist AJ Smith writes with such an emotional honesty and clarity,  that you can’t help but get goosebumps listening to his music. The power of his voice turns his nostalgia into your memories, his triumphs into your successes, and his heartbreak into your own loss. He has opened for The Eagles and Lindsey Stirling, and has been featured on radio stations including iHeart’s DC101, Z100, and Eagle 97.7. Smith plays ten instruments, has a ?set of pipes that will rattle the framework? (DC Rock Live) and his live shows are a spectacle of showmanship and dynamic emotion. His singer-songwriter/indie-pop style is born out of his genre-crossing experiences including touring as fiddler in folk-bluegrass ...
Denver-born songwriter and artist AJ Smith writes with such an emotional honesty and clarity,  that you can’t help but get goosebumps listening to his music. The power of his voice turns his nostalgia into your memories, his triumphs into your successes, and his heartbreak into your own loss. He has opened for The Eagles and Lindsey Stirling, and has been featured on radio stations including iHeart’s DC101, Z100, and Eagle 97.7. Smith plays ten instruments, has a ?set of pipes that will rattle the framework? (DC Rock Live) and his live shows are a spectacle of showmanship and dynamic emotion. His singer-songwriter/indie-pop style is born out of his genre-crossing experiences including touring as fiddler in folk-bluegrass band The Circuit Riders, winning Best Original Performance in NYU’s prestigious 2011 UltraViolet Live Talent Competition (the same contest in which Lady Gaga competed when a student), and charting at #3 in Australia for his club track ?Summertime,?praised by BeatMyDay for Smith’s ?majestic vocals.? His multi-instrumental abilities led Smith to join the cast of the off-Broadway and West End hit Close to You: Burt Bacharach Reimagined. Having received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in songwriting and film scoring from New York University, Smith has studied and worked with songwriting greats including Glenn Frey, Roseanne Cash, Phil Galdston, and Barry Eastmond. Smith’s mastery of songwriting led to his recognition as the Abe Olman Songwriters Hall of Fame Songwriter of the Year and the Carole Bayer Sager Songwriting Scholarship Recipient. 

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Nic Hanson
(Singer-Songwriter)
Philly-raised singer/songwriter Nic Hanson lends a unique brand of soul to his work and collaborations. His hip-hop-inspired pop writing and uniquely organic vocals have garnered him success so far in 2017, after a warmly-received EP with the electro-soul duo Fyner Things, a series of releases with macropop production team ZiG, and an upcoming hip-hop mixtape with the group 191XX. Above all, Nic is an entertainer, and hopes that at the very least, you'll be in a better mood after his set than before it started. 

Becca Krueger
(Singer-Songwriter)
21-year-old Becca Krueger is a singer/songwriter from Denver, CO known for her powerful jazzy voice and catchy melodies. She has a unique soulful flair that brings a contagious energy to her music. Her background in classical music allows her a level of vocal control that is uncommon amongst pop singers.  ...
21-year-old Becca Krueger is a singer/songwriter from Denver, CO known for her powerful jazzy voice and catchy melodies. She has a unique soulful flair that brings a contagious energy to her music. Her background in classical music allows her a level of vocal control that is uncommon amongst pop singers.  ...
21-year-old Becca Krueger is a singer/songwriter from Denver, CO known for her powerful jazzy voice and catchy melodies. She has a unique soulful flair that brings a contagious energy to her music. Her background in classical music allows her a level of vocal control that is uncommon amongst pop singers.  Becca’s first big success came from a YouTube cover of Ray Charles’ “Hit the Road Jack,” which garnered her over 1,000,000 views and 4,000 subscribers from around the world. The success of the video led to sold out festivals and opening slots for acts such as Train and The All American Rejects.  In February 2016, Becca released her debut EP titled “Go Alone.” Grammy nominated producer and engineer, Ralph Patlan, produced the record. The EP features 5 original pop tracks that mix elements of country, jazz, and 1960s pop to create a completely original sound.  Becca moved to NYC in 2013 to enroll in the Music Business undergraduate program at New York University. The knowledge she gained from NYU inspired her to create her own business as a freelance songwriter and vocalist. She works with labels and producers from all corners of the world. Recently she’s signed tracks with Armada Music.  Becca’s talent has gained her some amazing opportunities, from singing the National Anthem for the Denver Nuggets to performing at Lincoln Center with America Sings. She is passionate about music and is always learning from the talented musicians she surrounds herself with.

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Halima
(Singer-Songwriter)