Union Transfer

1026 SPRING GARDEN STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123 Ι 215-232-2100

Jesse Boykins III

Veteran Freshman Presents

Jesse Boykins III

Beano, Jacqueline Constance, Justin Graham, Domi Jo

Sat, May 24, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$20.00

This event is all ages

Jesse Boykins III
Jesse Boykins III
Jesse Boykins III is a singer / songwriter with a timeless sound. He is the creator of a new approach to music he calls “World Soul” in which he shares a point of view that crosses all genres, generations and cultures. In early 2008, Jesse Boykins III released his debut EP Dopamine: My Life On My Back, a soulful narrative covering a range of emotions from infatuation to lust to obsession with love and the pain of love lost. His follow-up release The Beauty Created, a critically-acclaimed LP soon followed.

The album boasts an unabashed admiration of romance intertwined with Jesse’s organic tone, innovative sound and live instrumentation. 2011’s Way of a Wayfarer EP explores with even more depth the spiritual journey of the artist. While other collaborations with the likes of MachineDrum, Foreign Exchange, Theophilus London, Sinden, and Full Crate expanded his sound into new territory, he has kept up a steady pace of touring and partnerships, notably with Red Bull, Nike, and Apple. Following the success of last year’s Zulu Guru, a collaborative effort with New York artist and fellow visionary MeLo-X, Jesse introduces P.O.P. [people or purpose]. An Ep with both cover songs and originals which embody Jesse’s ideology of a good “pop” song.

Currently, Jesse Boykins III is gearing up for the release of his new album Love Apparatus out April 22, 2014. The highly anticipated album features lauded singles “Plain” and “Show Me Who You Are,” which have received acclaim from the likes of Esquire, Noisey, VIBE, Okayplayer and more.
Beano
Beano
Barton Joseph French Jr. was born and raised in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, PA. His mother, Deborah Scott, was a very talented vocalist while his father, Barton Joseph French Sr., was a phenomenal guitarist. Being brought up in such a musical and God fearing household, there was no surprised when Bart decided to join his church choir at Holy Cross Baptist Church, where he blew the congregation away Sunday after Sunday. Gaining a great deal of confidence through the church, Bart started to find himself more and more through his music.

At the tender age of 13, he began entering himself into countless talent shows and musical showcases. After winning majority of them and gaining a small following, he then decided there was nothing more he’d rather do then sing. Playing around with his three cousins one day after a talent show, they decided that he needed a stage name. After jokingly giving him a nickname, the name stuck and he was known as “Beano” from then on.

As Bart matured, so did his love for music and his stage name. With his ability to serenade women with his voice at such a young age, they decided to call him “Beano the Gentleman”. At this point, he began to showcase his talent outside of the church, starting with BET’s own 106 & Park where he won his hometown a surprise performance by Def Jam Recording Artist, Ludacris. Soon after, Beano was discovered by International DJ Casper and became a member of Caspaws Music Group. After several trials and tribulations with his new group, Beano and his family felt it wasn’t the right fit and he decided to leave Caspaws. With performances like opening for Bad Boys’, B5 and Ether Boy’s, Ron Browz at Sneaker Villa’s High School Basketball Classic and various openings for artists like Akon, Kid Sister and Philly’s own Freeway at Solo Night Club under his belt, he felt very well prepared to start his solo career. After building a solid team around him, Beano is looking forward to working on his first project with help from some notable Philadelphia Singers, Songwriters, Producers and Engineers. Beano the Gentleman’s time is now!
Jacqueline Constance
Jacqueline Constance
Philly based singer/songwriter, Jacqueline Constance blends her R&B and Hiphop command into a swirling emotional stew. With a warm, yet strident voice she creates daring and fiery stories in sound. Not one to wait for a musician to make her magic happen, Jacqueline also produces some of her own material. Armed with just a mic, her digital sampling, foot pedal and a small mixer, Jacqueline turns breaths, sighs and words into funky orchestral pastures for her lyrics to frolic through.

Born and raised in the Mt Airy section of Philadelphia, Jacqueline attended the legendary CAPA high school which spawned such artists as the Roots, Boys to Men and Amel Larriuex. She has performed at Such notable venues such as The Hard Rock Cafe, World Cafe Live and The Kimmel Center.

Jacqueline is inspired by jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald, which is apparent in her vocal nuances and soulful timbre. Her songs speak to young women and men who are creating their own lane by adding lasting melodies to their own life story.
Justin Graham
Justin Graham
Justin Graham was born and raised in Wilmington DE, grew up in VA, and currently lives in Willingboro NJ. He has been singing since he can remember and writing since he was 5. With musical idols such as Stevie Wonder, Sam Cook, and Ella Fitzgerald at an early age he developed a taste for creative lyrical and vocal expression. He has performed on The Legendary Apollo Stage, He has opened up for Howard Hewitt, Jon B, and Mint Condition. His first EP "Seasons of Love Vol.1 Justin Summer , Just in Fall" has received rave reviews.
Domi Jo
Domi Jo
Born in the Bronx, New York, singer/songwriter Domi Jo displayed vocal maturity at a very early age. At age 2, she would sing her ABC’s with modulations and progressions that actually made sense musically. By the age of 3, she wrote her first song on a toy piano she had received for Christmas.

As Domi Jo grew and matured, so did her love for music. While attending High School in Newark, Delaware, Domi Jo won a talent competition in which she received the grand prize of an appearance on the Dr. Phil show. She sang Amazing Grace, accompanied by none other than Grammy Award winning producer David Foster, who has worked with such notable talent as Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Natalie Cole, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Toni Braxton and Whitney Houston. Her breath taking performance landed her a spot in the Grammy Foundation’s Grammy Camp in Los Angeles, California.
With a live performance that is sure to pull you in and make you a believer, Domi Jo has been featured in several publications, received many standing ovations, and has had numerous appearances on cable television; including two weeks on New York’s World Famous Apollo Theatre.

Set apart by her versatility of Classic Soul, Pop, Jazz, Dance, Hip Hop, and R&B, Domi Jo draws her inspiration from Prince, Chaka Khan, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Freddie Mercury, and Whitney Houston. Spreading her “Wings of Love” with no other purpose than to share her musical soul, Domi Jo realizes that making music for the world to survive off of is her ultimate destiny.
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123