MONO//POLY II: Max Swan featuring Mic Stewart, Jacqueline Constance, and DJ Royale
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Doors 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
A saxophonist, vocalist, and producer from Philadelphia by way of Perkasie, PA, Max Swan channels influence from the likes of Stevie Wonder, James Blake, Donny Hathaway, Michael Brecker, and Lenny Pickett. He's gone from nothing-but-jazz, to everything-other-than-jazz, and all stops in between. Initially being the loud alto player that showed up for the jam session every week, Max slowly took on more opportunities in hip hop production, as both a bandleader and a studio producer, playing with a number of artists and groups during their growth in the Philly music scene; notable names include LP Stiles, Kuf Knotz, Mic Stew, and most recently, Aime. Over time, the saxophone he'd lay on tracks led to supplementing keyboards, and writing string and horn section arrangements, many of which can be heard on Aime's most recent release, "The Book of David", available on iTunes, Spotify, and Pandora. The work that was done with these artists led Max to start laying vocals on his newer music, starting with "So Much Chime" (also available on iTunes, Spotify, etc.). Swan received accolades during his new process with Councilman David Oh's PHLlive Center Stage Music Conference, Ernest Stuart's Center City Jazz Festival, all while continuing his rigorous study of saxophone, mainly by way of Lenny Pickett (SNL), in order to truly reach proficiency in the altissimo (higher) registers of the instrument. Swan's music combines his passions for jazz fusion, 21st century soul, and contemporary hip hop, featuring his vocals, saxophone, and EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument). "The Fisherman", his debut, was made possible via The Kimmel Center, and will be available soon.
MC | Songwriter | Recording Artist - Philadelphia
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.
Her upcoming EP, "The Jacqueline Show" (in collaboration with producer Wesmanchild, AVAILABLE NOW) is a resounding and soulful introduction as an upcoming singer and songwriter.
"At a time when any and everyone is trying to be the next big something, It is important to find your niche and stand out. That seems to be exactly what... Jacqueline Constance has done".
With nearly 20 years behind the turntables, Royale’s relationship with music continues to inspire listeners with an ear for class. From humble beginnings of a bedroom hobby, to performing in front of millions on national TV, Royale’s dedication to the craft has led him on an unimaginable journey. DJing has allowed him to perform alongside legends like Jazzy Jeff, Lil Jon, The Black Eyed Peas, Kool & The Gang and has even granted him an invite to The White House. His Philly roots have undeniably shaped his sound and has been described as ‘timeless & technical’ with an affinity for ‘Romance Rhythms.’ His ability to read a room and tell a story through various styles of music have kept him in high demand with major dance clubs and corporate clients from New York to Atlantic City.
In addition to his performance style, Royale’s developed a loyal fan base from hosting original parties with an ‘everybody’s welcome’ ethos. Furthermore, he’s become well respected in the DJ community after placing as a Top 10 Finalist on VH1’s Master of The Mix and continues to push the craft as a lead instructor at Scratch DJ Academy. As sound & technology evolve, Royale continues to expand as an artist, producing original music, mixes, and events for the culturally curious. Unquestionable, Royale’s love for global culture pushes him to use music as a force for good, bringing all walks of life together.
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