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blacklieder

Jamaica, New York, United States | SELF

Jamaica, New York, United States | SELF
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Aug
04
blacklieder @ DiDomenico Park - 16th Street

Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

Bayonne, New Jersey, USA

Jun
02
blacklieder @ Apollo Theatre

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Mar
29
blacklieder @ Time Square Arts Center

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

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Music

Discography

I have three albums under my belt: two self-produced (Antonio Jacobs - blacklieder, and BONE) and one produced with Robert Warren (JAZZIQUE by the group of the same name). Available at CDBaby, iTunes and all over the internet, my song "Instantly" entered the Top Ten at Broadjam.com in 2007. "The Rain", written with Lenora Jaye has received some recognition on GarageBand.com. A couple of songs from the JAZZIQUE album received some internet airplay in the US and in the Netherlands. I've recently appeared on iLike as an artist.

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When my generation of musicians and artists were growing up, many of them were educated by the sage advice of Schoolhouse Rock, which taught the adage that "knowledge is power." I believe this to be gospel, and I also believe knowledge is the secret weapon in the creation of art.
Knowledge is part of my background. Having been born and raised in Jamaica, Queens and having come from a creative family, I am no stranger to right-minded ideas. I studied commercial art in high school and college. I was trained as a jazz pianist at Long Island University, and I studied Music History and Literature at Northwestern University. I've toured and recorded with choirs, performed and directed musical theatre, and written and arranged in a variety of genres.
My primary influences are Stevie Wonder, Prince, Elvis Costello, Sting and Mariah Carey. These five artists reperesent the blacklieder philosophy: genius, eclecticism, lyricism, musicianship and prolificacy.

I've been underground, but now I'm looking to rise and be noticed.