New Music Releases: Week of March 2, 2015

Jordin Sparks 2 Chainz Double Tap

By: Jacob Elyachar, Hello everyone! Hopefully winter will “Let It Go” with its icy grip and give us some springtime weather soon. While you go look for your blankets, hats and cocoa glasses, you should listen to some of this week’s featured artists! Piece by Piece by Kelly Clarkson It is hard to believe […]

A Conversation with Wendy Starland

Wendy Starland Home

  By: Jacob Elyachar, It is a pleasure to welcome Wendy Starland to Jake’s Take!  This impeccable singer-songwriter has accumulated an impressive resume throughout her career. VH1’s “Best Emerging Artist” recorded music with Snoop Dogg, Moby, Lil Wayne, the Wu Tang Clan and the Black Eyed Peas’, opened for Sheryl Crow and Jack White, […]

New Music Releases: Week of February 22, 2015

First Kiss Kid Rock

By: Jacob Elyachar, Welcome to the latest edition of New Music Releases! This week, several familiar faces dropped new tunes and I will introduce you to a band that you need to keep your eyes on.   First Kiss by Kid Rock Kid Rock recently dropped his tenth studio album! The passionate Detroit rocker […]

The Five Question Challenge with Mackenzie Dayle

Mackenzie Dayle

By: Jacob Elyachar, It is a privilege to welcome Mackenzie Dayle to Jake’s Take. This Canadian rising star caught my attention through her YouTube videos. Her impeccable covers of “Roar,” “Skyfall” and “Stay” gave me chills and her vocals are unbelievably amazing. As an artist, Mackenzie has made it her mission to help out […]

New Music Releases: Week of February 16, 2015

Imagine Dragons Smoke + Mirrors

By: Jacob Elyachar, Welcome to the latest edition of New Music Releases! This week, I am taking an in-depth look from the latest new music from Top 40 favorites and a couple of potential candidates to be 2015’s Breakout Star.   Smoke + Mirrors by Imagine Dragons Three years ago, a Las Vegas rock […]

An all-star group of musicians help the Grammys celebrate Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder and friends perform at Grammy tributes

By: Jacob Elyachar, One of my all-time favorite singer-songwriters is music legend Stevie Wonder. The Motown icon has released over 23 studio albums, 10 number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and won over 25 Grammy Awards in his six decades in the recording industry. Tonight, several generations of artists came together to […]

New Music Releases: Week of February 9, 2015

Face the Fire Michelle Chamuel

By: Jacob Elyachar, Did everyone enjoy the Grammys? While Sam Smith is still taking his victory lap for his four wins, New Music Releases marches forward with artists who might just shake things up at the 2016 Grammy Awards.   Face the Fire by Michelle Chamuel One of Jake’s Take’s favorite Voice alums has […]

Superstars & legends rock the Staples Center to celebrate the 2015 Grammys

The Grammy 2015 performers

By: Jacob Elyachar, It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, it is not Christmas! It’s the Grammys! Tonight, the greatest artists in the world arrived in the Staples Center to entertain their fellow artists and the millions of viewers watching from all around the world. Read on to find out who won […]

Jake’s Take: My All-Time Favorite Grammy Moments

Beyonce and Tina Turner Grammys 2008

  By: Jacob Elyachar, The Grammys are tomorrow night! This year, a diverse group of artists ranging from current chart-toppers such as Katy Perry, Kanye West, Sam Smith and Jessie J to music legends such as Madonna, Sir Tom Jones and Sir Paul McCartney will be taking the Staples Center stage. As host LL […]

A Conversation with Collabro

Collabro BGT

By: Jacob Elyachar, It is a thrill to welcome English supergroup Collabro to Jake’s Take! Michael Auger, Richard Hadfield, Jamie Lambert, Matt Pagan and Thomas J. Redgrave captured the world’s attention when they showed off their impeccable harmonies when they auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent (BGT). After winning the show’s eighth season, the band […]

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