JSWISS has a couple of songs featured in the documentary film Hoops Africa premiering internationally on NBA TV on December 24th and 26th. Hoops Africa is a collection of stories that celebrates the past, present, and future of basketball in Africa, spotlighting the sport’s impact on society and its development on the continent. You can watch the trailer for the film, which features several former and current NBA players and officials, right here.
Life is fulfilling when you love something (or someone) enough that you’re willing to deal with all the hardships that might come along with it. That’s the idea behind the song and brand new video for “Dedicate.LoveSomethin” off of JSWISS’ No Music EP.
The music video is directed by Stephen Mucci and edited by John Holowitz, while the song is produced by Brady Watt, one of the first artists on DJ Premier‘s TTT record label and a go-to bassist for the likes of Premier, Talib Kweli and Statik Selektah, both on record and on stage. The visuals feature three incredible athletes: decorated saber fencers and USA Fencing national team members Kamali and Khalil Thompson, as well as Eduard Checo, founder of the Barstarzz, a group of calisthenics fitness enthusiasts with more than 140 million views online on YouTube alone. Enjoy the powerful and beautiful visuals.
During the summer of 2017 JSWISS electrified New York City with a 3-show residency at Rockwood Music Hall workshopping brand new, yet-to-be-released music with 15+ different musicians and guests. This 1221 Media & Entertainment-produced recap lets you relive the full experience, on-stage and behind the scenes. Also, be on the lookout for new music from JSWISS coming very soon.
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JSWISS and guitarist Wes Mingus, who has played on albums from the Wu-Tang Clan and Ghostface Killah separately, packed the house at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City for a unique duo show that featured Wes crafting all of the music on baritone guitar and loop pedal. They also invited No9to5’s own Chandanie and well as emcee Silent Knight, saxophonist Atsushi Ouchi and trumpeter Matt Giella into the mix as guests throughout. Watch recap video of some of the best moments above, shot by 1221 Media & Entertainment.
JSWISS is featured on the new song and music video for “Banana Computer” from Brooklyn, NY-based funk/jazz fusion band Phantom Pop off of their sophomore album BETA, dropping on October 17. JSWISS & Phantom Pop will be pairing up for a 6-city tour on the Eastern half of the United States in November. Check out the tour dates below.
JSWISS & Phantom Pop Fall Tour:
11/10 – ROANOKE, VA (Martin’s Downtown)
11/11 – RALEIGH, NC (Deep South)
11/12 – BOONE, NC (Boone Saloon)
11/13 – NASHVILLE, TN (Mad Donna’s)
11/14 – CINCINNATI, OH (Urban Artifact)
11/15 – AKRON, OH (Blu Jazz+)
JSWISS takes to Grand Central station in New York City for some fun, feel good visuals to the funky track “Dave’s Joint” off of his No Music EP. The video is shot and edited by 1221 Media & Entertainment and the song features Dave Lowenthal on bass, Nick Rolfe on keys and Josh Schusterman on drums.
The video also comes with the announcement of a 6-city fall tour JSWISS is doing with jazz fusion/funk band Phantom Pop in November. Hit the Events tab on this very website for dates and locations!
A taste of the November 13th performance from JSWISS and 4-piece band The NightShift at Pianos in New York City. Featuring guest appearances from Chandanie, (J) Rowdy, Topiq (of No9to5 Music) and trumpeter Matt Giella. FREE download below.