North Carolina’s own Jason Jetplane is a breath of fresh air to the world of music. His music is soulful, it’s R&B, it’s universal, it’s relatable, it’s honest, it’s young, it’s fun! It’s what we need to hear more of.
Jetplane’s refreshing approach, musical sincerity and exciting production give him an edge up on the competition.
Vocally he could be compared, Musiq Soulchild and John Legend, but be clear, Jetplane’s style and voice is all his own. Musically, along with Janelle Monae, Jetplane’s sound is genre-bending, with its mass appeal and could be played on a number of formats.
Not only is Jetplane a singer, he writes, produces, arranges and engineers his own music, similar to R&B genius Ryan Leslie. With talented young upcoming acts such as Jetplane, the future of R&B shows great promise.
Find out more about Jason Jetplane on MySpace, Twitter, Facebook and ReverbNation.
Check out the exclusive Q&A Real RnB Radio conducted with the multi-talented singer below:
Q: How would you describe your sound?
A: I like to call the genre Electro Soul! A fusion of Electronica and Neo-Soul/Lounge with some Techno vibes!
Q: Who are your primary musical influences?
A: My father Terence Jones, Musiq, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Beyonce, Neyo, Michael Jackson and the list goes on!
Q: What do you hope to accomplish through your music?
A: I want to give listeners an alternative to traditional r&b/soul music. I want to make music u can feel and relate too… Fun Music!
Q: What’s been the highlight of your career thus far?
A: Performing for the children and being asked for an autograph by them. Kids are the future, so knowing I’m making music that’s touching children is a blessing to me!!
Q: If you weren’t singing, what would be be doing?
A: Wow…I would probably be either a cook, because I like to EAT and I cut hair too, so I would consider being a barber!
Q: Guilty Pleasures?
A: lol…I have an obsession with McIntosh Apples and Sweet Potato Pie…
A: My favorite Show is Heroes!!! And I love the cartoon Hey Arnold!
Q: Celebrity crush?
A: Janelle Monae
Q: Biggest Pet Peeve?
A: I can’t stand seeing people stressed!! It eats me up!
Q: Anything you’d like to add about yourself in 2 or less sentences?
A: Most People don’t know I was born in Rekyvik Iceland and started making beats when I was 10 years old. I got my college education from Full Sail University too!
*Congratulations to Jason Jetplane on his recent win for “Best Male R&B Artist” at the 2010 Carolina Music Awards.