J. Phoenix Performs Live at The Gap In-Store Celebration for 40 years of Heritage in Jeans and Music
ASCAP Award Winning Vocalist to Perform Songs from Acclaimed debut CD Masterpiece
[USPRwire, Fri Aug 14 2009] Hot off a two-year tour in Europe, North Africa, the Caribbean and Alaska, ASCAP Award winning songwriter and vocalist, J. Phoenix will perform in Georgia during Born To Play, “the largest-ever simultaneous live acoustic music event,” hosted by Gap, in celebration of 40 years of heritage in jeans and music. On Thursday, August 20, 2009 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. J. Phoenix will perform an intimate acoustic set of select songs from his debut album, Masterpiece, described as a work of "excellent production, great vocals, nice grooves, and quality songs,” by the staff at Indie-Music.com, as well as hits he’s written for other artists, and a few surprises, at the Gap store in the Avenue at Webb Gin retail center, 1350 Scenic Highway, Gwinnett County, GA. The event is open to the public.
“After a long stretch away from my East coast fans, I’m excited to be performing at home and helping the Gap celebrate a milestone,” he says.
In addition to performing, J. Phoenix will be available to speak with fans and autograph copies of his CD.
About J. Phoenix
J. Phoenix has been compared to Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, Al Green, Sam Cook, and Eric Benet, but his sound is all his own. In addition to his debut album, his distinct voice can be heard on albums by a host of artists including Heather Headley, Tupac Shakur, Patti LaBelle, Ricky Martin, Nas and Jessica Simpson. Melinda Newman, former West Coast Bureau Chief for Billboard Magazine, described him as “a charismatic, smooth stylist concocting a blend of Seal, Tony Rich and George Michael,” while Charissa Che at Pace Press says “ J. Phoenix sings with such passion and conviction that it would be difficult not to be transported.”
During his career, the ASCAP/Sammy Cahn Award winner for excellence in lyrics and Dove Award Nominee for Urban Song of the Year, has penned songs for such artists as Earth, Wind & Fire, George Benson, Randy Brecker, Anointed, British pop artist Gary Barlow, and Michelle Wright, one of Canada’s premier recording artists.
About the Gap
Gap’s ties to music go back to its first store in San Francisco, opened 40 years ago by Doris and Don Fisher, selling jeans and records. Today, Gap continues to connect with people through music and is one of the world's largest specialty retailers, with more than 3,100 stores. Gap operates five of the most recognized apparel brands in the world, Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime and Athleta.