Meet Alex Jacke-- The 23 year-old emerging recording artist & songwriter is making waves with his innovative Urban/Pop sound.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jacke’s influences include Prince, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Sting, and Marvin Gaye, and his sound blends a pop melodic sensibility, playful and insightful lyrics, with a “sexadelic” contemporary R&B vibe. Self taught on the piano, he started his first band in middle school. By his freshman year at Morehouse College, he focused his energy in the studio, & performing at school events and venues around Atlanta. During his sophomore year, his charismatic performance on the popular MTV series "My Super Sweet 16," caught the attention of music executive and producer Laney Stewart. Stewart took Jacke under his wing, and signed Jacke to his new venture SMG, and also helped him secure an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Music Gallery/Universal Music Publishing Group in 2011.
Jacke spent the first half of 2012 writing for other artist and perfecting his individual sound. And, in July 2012 Jacke took his music straight to the fans. He released his debut – a 6 song EP, DFM and then followed up with DFM Deluxe February 2013. Building his fan base via social media networks Jacke has also performed on college campuses around the country and been the opening act for artists such as Keyshia Cole and 2Chainz. Since its release DFM has been downloaded in 33 different countries.
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