J.VIEWZ Takes Jazz to New Heights
Award-winning electronica-jazz project hits Blue Note Jazz Club, Nov. 6, 2009
New York, NY – Israeli producer Jonathan Dagan’s award winning electronica project J.Viewz will perform a late set at the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City next month. The live outfit
of J.Viewz, featuring lead vocalist Noa Lembersky & MC Urijah, has a unique combination of vocals, electronic beats, live drums and turntables, flowing from Breakbeat to Jazz, Electro and Reggae. They take the stage at 12:30am on Friday, November 6, 2009.
Based in Brooklyn, J.Viewz is a multi-genre, multi-media music project with revolving band members. Electronic-music producer Jonathan Dagan (from Tel Aviv, Israel) first formed the group in 2002, and has since produced two albums under J.Viewz: Muse Breaks (2005) and The Besides EP (2008). The project’s first single “Your Country” off Muse Breaks entered several music charts abroad (including DJ Mag’s hype chart, the Ministry of Sound’s radio chart and the DMC UPDATE Chart) and hit several international radio stations, including Kiss 100 FM, Ministry of Sound radio, and Radio One.
The current J.Viewz single is off The Besides EP and is a surprising jazz cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” (Please see the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uljuZ7gx1i8). The single was included on the playlists for U105 (Ireland) and KISS FM (UK) and was an A-List song on Jazz FM (UK). It also earned a coveted spot on the recent cover compilation by the Tru Thoughts label (Tru Thoughts Covers). Impose Magazine calls the J.Viewz cover “the show stopper of the bunch,” and says “this cathartic version is as original and memorable as the performer who left us far too soon.”
J.Viewz Live (the “live” division of the project) currently includes the following five musicians:
Jonathan Dagan, production/computers/turntables
Noa Lembersky, vocals
Urijah, vocals & guitar
Eran Asias, drums
Daniel Koren, keys
Friday, November 6th, 2009 @ 12:30 am
Blue Note Jazz Club
131 W. 3rd St
New York, NY 10012