A Conversation with the Sons of Serendip

Sons of Serendip group photo

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is true privilege to welcome Sons of Serendip to Jake’s Take! Micah Christian, Cordaro Rodriguez, Kendall Ramseur and Mason Morton formed their hot quartet while pursuing graduate degrees at Boston University. While they came from different parts of the country and had different professional backgrounds, their music united them to […]

New Music Releases: Week of January 12, 2015

Meghan Trainor Title

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to the latest edition of New Music Releases! This week, two of pop’s latest darlings unleashed their debut albums! Meanwhile, three music veterans dropped new material and we travel to Bulgaria to learn about a brand new artist.   Title by Meghan Trainor Ms. Trainor is on fire! Her breakthrough […]

New Music Releases: Week of January 5, 2015

Pure Romance Jim Brickman

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to the first edition of New Music Releases for 2015!!!! To kick off our year, I have checked out the latest material from the hottest (and up-and-coming) names in music!   Pure Romance by Jim Brickman Valentine’s Day is only a month away…but if you are looking for the soundtrack […]

The Five Question Challenge with The Hunts’ Jessi Hunt

The Hunts musical group Cherrytree Records

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I am very excited that Cherrytree Records recording artists The Hunts are the first band to take The Five Question Challenge this year. The music bug bit twin sisters Jenni and Jessi along with their brothers: Josh, Jonathan, Jordan, Justin and Jamison, when they were younger and their passion for music […]

Jake’s Take-The 24 Songs of 2014

Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com In all honesty, 2014 has been a mixed bag in music! However, there were 24 gems that ignited the hearts of music lovers and aficionados this year. This year’s tracks that are featured in The 24 Songs of 2014 include a diverse group of covers, collaborations and original material! Before, we […]

New Music Releases: Week of December 22, 2014

Madonna Rebel Heart

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to the final 2014 edition of New Music Releases! This week, several of the biggest names in music have released new material. Hopefully, these tunes might be the soundtrack of not only this year’s holiday parties, but also the 2015 Billboard and radio charts.   Rebel Heart (The first six […]

A Tribute to Joe Cocker (1944-2014)

Joe Cocker performs

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Multiple news outlets including ABC News, BBC News, CNN and The New York Times have reported that Joe Cocker has died! The Associated Press released a statement from Mr. Cocker’s London-based agent, Barrie Marshall, that stated that the 70-year-old iconic singer past away today in Colorado after complications from lung cancer. […]

The Five Question Challenge with Practically Einstein

Practically Einstein

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a privilege to welcome Practically Einstein to Jake’s Take! Brad “Radish” Pugh, Robert “France” Kucynski, Jersey Phil Saraceno and Mark “The General” Kuczysnki comprise this Arlington, Virginia-based band. The band has been quite busy this year! They recently released their latest EP: Love + Hate onto iTunes and ventured […]

Chris Mann & Oleta Adams bring the holidays to Kansas City

Chris Mann joined forces with Oleta Adams and the Kansas City Symphony for a special performance last night at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. (Photo property of the Kansas City Symphony)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com The holiday spirit is in full swing in Kansas City! Over a thousand people flocked to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts’ Helzberg Hall to welcome home two incomparable local artists: Wichita’s native son and current star of the Phantom of the Opera North America Tour, Chris Mann, and Grammy-nominated […]

A Conversation with Arika Kane

Arika Kane's songs have been featured on multiple shows on VH1! (Album cover property of #ArtistsUnited Magazine)

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a privilege to welcome R&B singer-songwriter Arika Kane to Jake’s Take! When I first heard sing her single, “Waiting,” and her tribute to the late Aaliyah’s “Rock the Boat,” I was hypnotized by the BSE Recordings Artist’s beautiful vocals. Ms. Kane’s music has been featured on a plethora […]

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