Vocal Powerhouse Emily Jackson To Premiere Hot New Video and Single 'Yeah' At Atlanta High School

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Monday, March 26, 2007; 7pm - 8pm; Riverwood High School (5900 Heards Dr. NW Atlanta, GA 404-847-1980)

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Although she is barely out of high school herself, rising star and singing sensation Emily Jackson (http://www.emilyjackson.com) will take Atlanta by storm tonight when she world premieres her debut music video and single "Yeah" at Riverwood High School on March 26 from 7-8pm. ATL's own DJ Mars will co-host and be spinning on the 1's and 2's. In tandem with the event, Emily Jackson will be performing live this morning on Fox's "Good Morning Atlanta" in the 8am hour.

Jackson's vocal style is an amalgam of everyone from Mariah Carey to Aaliyah and Christina Aguilera to Alanis Morisette. But it's the tracks by producers such as Timbaland, Dr. Dre., Kanye West and Swizz Beats that have influenced Emily's sonic identity. Ironically, Jackson evocatively channels a torch sound on what's to be her second single "I Don't Wanna Fall In Love," slated for a 3rd quarter 2007 release in time for her album debut.

Jackson's influences reflect her upbringing in a diverse community, Montclair, NJ. And, no matter how many idols she may have, Jackson has a style, poise, and honesty all her own. That honesty will be on display in her debut album, "A Year In the Life Of Heartbreak".

"Yeah" is the first single to premiere from that album. It is also the first single to be launched by industry veteran sound engineer Charlie Jones' new indie label, Urban Melodic Entertainment (http://www.urbanmelodic.com) based in New York. Showtime at the Apollo, BET's 106 & Park, The Chris Rock Show, Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza, CBS-Guiding Light, and MTV's TRL are just a few of the shows Jones has mixed.

In an innovative collaboration, Jones decided to team with veteran music video producer Jack Marmer (Chris Robinson, Hype Williams, Robot Films). Marmer makes his directorial debut and produced the music video in conjunction with Riverwood High School's Media Arts Program in Atlanta, where Marmer is an alumnus. The video was even shot at the high school, with students shadowing all of the professionals and then producing their own documentary about the experience.

The video was choreographed by Ci Ci Kelly (Mariah Carey, Outcast, LL Cool J) and features some of the city's hottest dancers. Jackson, Jones, Marmer and the students of Riverwood High School are proud and thrilled to bring the world premiere of "Yeah" back to the set where it all began.

Immediate plans are to make the music video available on internet outlets such as youtube, myspace and dave.tv. The music video will be serviced to mainstream outlets in June. The radio promotion campaign is being lead by Issy Sanchez of Elite Music Group in New York and Marketing/PR handled by Angela Thomas of Prana Marketing (http://www.pranamarketing.com). Emily will begin doing spot dates and performances in June. Jones is looking to form a strategic alliance with a major media company in time for Jackson's album debut September 2007.

Following the premiere, Emily will wrap up her second year at Cal Arts' prestigious Theater Program and then plans to take some time off from school to devote her energies to promoting the brand new single, album, and record label.

See the music video at (http://www.emilyjackson.com)


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