Jerry "JC" Calvin is the former lead singer of the Temprees, a vocal group from Memphis TN. Jerry has performed in Los Angeles California, Las Vegas, Phoenix Arizona, Boston Ma., Washington DC and performed in
Italy in 2007 at the Narnia Black Music Festival. He has received the Jackson Music Award in 2005, WC Handy Heritage Award in 2006 and the Heritage Entertainment Pioneer Award in 2010. Now, he is working with ReverbNation, Coast2coast Mixtapes, Radio Airplay (17,000 listeners) and Modern Beats, as a Producer. So Jerry slowed down for a minute to share his thoughts with us.
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
A mixture of R&B with Hip hop influence describes what my sound is like to attract fans of all genres.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
My name "JC" comes from my AKA as "JUST COOL " because of my on stage performances and off stage demeanor was laid back at times.
What Are or Have been Your Musical Influences?
My musical influences were the Temptations, Prince and New York and California Rappers.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
New album " Forever Grinding " scheduled to be released on the 21 st of July, on Just Cool Studio / Records. Working on this project as we speak , for my 2nd album this year.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
My goal is to reach as many fans as possible and make Urban Hip Hop an alternative Genre for the Music Industry by writing and producing great songs with a compelling story line .( Bars )
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
See You Around Town ! It's about a break up and life goes on but you run into your Ex around town where you live.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus far?
The biggest challenge thus far has been changing attitudes of people who never look for an alternative Artist or new genre to explore.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
My style is all Live when recording, I perform my songs without pen and pad when I'm on the mic in studio.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Social media has been a boon for my career, as an Independent Artist it helps me to enter the main stream without much trouble, thus I am here talking today with on internet radio.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
I listen to all music on radio and internet in all genres.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I worked in management for the US Postal Service and attended college for Money and Banking, Business Management and Accounting.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Never give up on your dream, dare to dream and try to be the best Artist you can be. You must believe in yourself and ability to succeed in the Music World today.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
The ability to accept and build new companies with a world model to achieve economic help for struggling Artist who show promise to be great!
How Do You Feel About Originality?
That's what I'm about and give you 100 percent of my originality to every song and beat I produce to be the best according to me and my sound.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
I'm a Singer Songwriter, Producer Artist who performs all of the Vocals on my songs.
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