Manhattan Award Program Honors the Achievement
MANHATTAN October 4, 2013 — Young Pals Music has been selected for the 2013 Best of Manhattan Award in the Music Licensing and Royalties category by the Manhattan Award Program.
Each year, the Manhattan Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Manhattan area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Manhattan Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Manhattan Award Program and data provided by third parties.
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Following the successful August 2013 launch of Erica Jacob’s debut album “Extraordinary Woman” on Young Pals Music, the New York-based singer/songwriter’s music video for first single “Run” is now featured on YouTube.
The uptempo kiss-off song “Run,” produced by Ayhan Sahin (Olivia Newton-John, Sandra Bernhard, Chaka Khan) was shot on location in Long Island City’s famed 5 Pointz, the world’s premiere outdoor “graffiti Mecca.” The site has become an immense canvas for sanctioned street artists from around the world, who have painted vivid works across the walls of a marquis 200,000-square-foot factory building and dozens of surrounding warehouses.
Making Jacob’s colorful videoclip all the more timely, 5 Pointz owner David Wolkoff announced that the beloved destination will be demolished at year-end 2013.
The artist was raised in Houston, singing in church and cherishing the gospel & blues of Ella Fitzgerald, along with the diverse talents of Judy Garland, Fiona Apple and Jeff Buckley. Eight years ago, she relocated to New York City, performing at Town Hall’s “Broadway’s Rising Stars”; in “Emma the Red” at the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre; and in numerous musicals, including “Scarlet Takes A Tumble,” “Confessions of a Reality TV Star,” “Angels” and “Dear Mr. Rosan.”
Since the release of “Extraordinary Woman,” Jacob has performed at numerous club spaces throughout Manhattan, as part of an ongoing promotional campaign for the album.
|“Extraordinary Woman” is digitally available on iTunes, physically available on Young Pals Music|
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Erica Jacob ably demonstrated that every Extraordinary Woman has multiple layers, via her performance at Manhattan’s Hourglass Tavern on Sunday evening, September 15, 2013. On this second stop of her promotional tour—following the August release of debut full-length album “Extraordinary Woman” on Young Pals Music—the singer/songwriter delivered a powerful acoustic set that showcased a stripped-down version of the album’s full-on pop, R&B and dance production.
At Jacob’s album release party in August at the East Village’s Penny Farthing, she captivated a standing-room-only crowd of 150+ followers. On this night, the vibe was a creative change of pace at intimate Midtown performance space Hourglass Tavern—which has been a beloved showcase space for burgeoning talent and Broadway actors & singers for more than 30 years. And once again, she packed the comfy setting to capacity—with an approving roar that was as enthused as the previous venue.
The beauty of Jacob’s set at Hourglass was an opportunity for the singer to demonstrate her god-given vocal prowess unvarnished with the (appreciable) mainstream-driven production on her album. She sang alongside an organic four-piece ensemble— Tom Gallaher on piano, Jade Zabric on guitar, Daniel Jamieson on sax and flute and Nezih Antakli on percussion. How many of today’s commercially successful pop stars would dare to put themselves in such a position, right?
The acoustic set included a spirited new take on first single “Run,” and wondrously emotive re-rubs of ballads “Too Many Reasons” and “Falling”—proving Jacob’s stance as a diva with all the savvy of Jennifer Hudson—along with scintillating new arrangements of album cuts “Lost and Found,” “Kryptonite” and “Look What You’ve Done.” She also delivered a velvet-lined, sirenic version of Chaka Khan’s “Through The Fire” and a lush, easy-flowing reading of Eva Cassidy’s “I Can Only Be Me,” written by Steve Wonder. Two words: Damn, girl!
With each step forward, Erica Jacob proves that she is a talent as immeasurable as the fervor that pervades New York City—with a passionate and demonstrative voice that is as capable of reaching the high heavens as the Empire State Building.
Accompanied by Tom Gallaher on piano, Jade Zabric on guitar. Daniel Jamieson on sax and flute and Nezih Antakli on percussion, the acoustic set affirms Jacob’s god-given talent as a vocalist, sans the appreciable abundance of pop, R&B and dance production that pervades the recorded version of “Extraordinary Woman,” which music journalist Chuck Taylor deemed “a joyous pageant of sing-along anthems, offering musical mastery akin to the 100-watt persona of Jennifer Hudson, and the vocal chops of Alicia Keys.”
The acoustic set will include her single “Run,” the album title “Extraordinary Woman,” the ballads
“Too Many Reasons” and “Falling” as well as album cuts “Lost and Found,” “Kryptonite” and “Look What You’ve Done” with their newly acoustic arrangements. Jacob will also sing Chaka Khan‘s 1984hit “Through The Fire” and “I Can Only Be Me” written by Steve Wonder and recorded by Eva Cassidy.
The event will take place at Hourglass Tavern in midtown Manhattan (373 W 46th floor 2 New York, NY 10036 – (212) 265-2060) on Sunday, September 15 at 8:00pm.
Acoustic set scheduled for Sunday, September 15 @ 8 p.m.
Following the mid-August release of album “Extraordinary Woman,” Erica Jacob will showcase songs from her debut collection in a live performance at New York City’s Hourglass Tavern, on Sunday September 15 at 8 p.m.
Accompanied by piano, guitar and percussion, the acoustic set affirms Jacob’s god-given talent as a vocalist, sans the appreciable abundance of pop, R&B and dance production that pervades the recorded version of “Extraordinary Woman,” which music journalist Chuck Taylor deemed “a joyous pageant of sing-along anthems, offering musical mastery akin to the 100-watt persona of Jennifer Hudson, and the vocal chops of Alicia Keys.”
Released on New York-based indie label Young Pals Music—and available on all download websites and as a physical CD—“Extraordinary Woman” was launched at a standing room only celebration August 13 at Manhattan’s Penny Farthing in the East Village, where Jacob performed five songs from the album to the roaring approval of a fervent crowd of 150+.
This second stop during Jacob’s promotional campaign is set in an intimate venue that draws a consistent crowd of Broadway actors, singers and musicians, vying for the opportunity to perform their own wares in a venue that is consummate New York City. Hourglass Tavern is located at 374 West 46th Street, right by Ninth Avenue.
Erica Jacob’s “Extraordinary Woman” was produced by Ayhan Sahin, who has worked with Olivia Newton-John, Sandra Bernhard, Chaka Khan, numerous “American Idol” alumni and countless burgeoning acts—while his Young Pals Music has released more than 18 full-length albums since its founding in 2008. Sahin wrote all songs on the album, with collaborators Jerri Bokeno, Tara Bahna James, Dennis DelGaudio, Bernadette O’Reilly, and with Jacob contributing lyrics for three tracks.
First single, the uptempo sing-along anthem “Run,” offers an accompanying music video directed by Christopher Holmes, shot on location in Long Island City’s famed 5 Pointz, the world’s premiere outdoor “graffiti Mecca.” Other highlights include album opener “Kryptonite,” which features Phil Collins’ familiar percussive hook from Frida’s 1983 hit “I Know There’s Something Going On,” nimble frolic “Look What You’ve Done To Me” and beautiful brooding ballad “Falling.” The set’s title track offers the ultimate acclamation of an “Extraordinary Woman” as a dancefloor paean to strength and inner beauty, with Jacob proclaiming, “There’s more to me than meets the eye/Don’t stop at the what, babe, go for the why.”
The singer/songwriter was raised in Houston, singing in church, and cherishing the gospel & blues of Ella Fitzgerald, along with the diverse talents of Judy Garland, Fiona Apple and Jeff Buckley. Eight years ago, she relocated to New York City, and was immediately cast in a number of Off-Broadway musicals. As a member of Actors’ Equity, she also serves as Executive Producer for theater company/artist collective Purple Threads Ensemble.
For more information:
Janet Castiel, Redwood Entertainment, Inc.