Jumbo Aniebiet

Webpage: http://www.jumboaniebiet.com
Location: Severn, Maryland, USA
Description: ‘Brand New Day’ is a stunning album laced with a fusion of Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Gospel against a backdrop of exquisite eloquence, high-energy guitar playing, melodious vocals and heartfelt lyrics.
Biography: Born in his native country Nigeria, Jumbo Aniebiet who goes by the stage name ‘Jumbo’ moved to the United States in 2003 to pursue his passion – Music. The multi-talented artist, like every kid in his neighborhood, wanted to attend college someday and become an engineer. He learned how to play the Harmonica at age 6 under the tutelage of his father, who also is a song-writer. Even his father’s musical influence could not derail his dream of going to college. After his mother’s death, he succumbed to his musical talent and finally steps into the music scene uleashing a remarkable album titled ‘Brand New Day’. The album is a stunning creating laced with a fusion of Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Gospel. Against a backdrop of exquisite eloquence, high-energy guitar playing, melodious vocals and heartfelt lyrics, the thirteen track album delivers a riveting combination of rhythmic tinge that bears testament to his African roots. Jumbo’s album can be downloaded on iTunes and CdBaby by visiting his website at www.jumboaniebiet.com . For booking contact please contact Igo Wordu at (410) 507-9604 or by e-mail at igo1077@gmail.com.
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Igo Wordu

7922 Thrush Meadow Place

Severn, Maryland, 21144

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JUMBO ANIEBIET RELEASES HIS MUCH ANTICIPATED DEBUTE ALBUM – BRAND NEW DAY

APRIL 23, 2010 (WASHINGTON, DC) — Highly talented Nigerian-born musician born in Akwa Ibom releases his much anticipated debut album titled “Brand New Day”, a move which will thrill his growing fans across the music world.
After working alongside reputable artists like Huge Masakela, Al-Jarue, Steve Rhodes, and Nigeria’s queen of Afro Soul, Yinka Davis, Jumbo Aniebiet, who was raised in Lagos, Nigeria, steps into the music scene with a stunning album laced with a fusion of Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Gospel. Against a backdrop of exquisite eloquence, high-energy guitar playing, melodious vocals and heartfelt lyrics, the thirteen track album delivers a riveting combination of rhythmic tinge that bears testament to his African roots.

The album release marks, marking a huge stage in the career of the multi-talented singer-songwriter, and trumpeter.
The album consists of original songs written by Jumbo in collaboration with Cobhams Asuquo and other renowned producers including like Scott Hedges. It was recorded in various studios in Lagos, Nigeria and Dragon Lair Studios, Maryland, USA. It also features guest performances by Ramon, Keisha, Yinka Davis, and Monica from Sierra Leone.

The theme of the album underlies the changes that Jumbo has gone through over recent years. After the loss of his mother, music became a way to deal with the loss. It was this that allowed him to thrive off the new opportunities presented to him after he moved to the United States of America to build on his musical aspirations, explore fresh sounds and develop his unique musical style.

The album reveals the stunning array of influences that have found their way into Jumbo’s music. In the song ‘Brand New Day’, you feel uplifted to see a new beginning in every challenge one may face. ‘Love Change the World’ makes you reach out to your neighbor with love, and the song ‘Ija Were’ is a chaotic masterpiece featuring Yinka Davis that allows one to stand tall and proud. Simply put, the album has an all –around appeal that will keep even the most causal listener attuned.

Jumbo has said of his work: “African music, now more than ever, has gained notoriety around the world. In an era where Hip-Hop and R&B are rooted firmly in African music, I simply borrowed from that to provide a different dimension to African Music. It shows that our kind of music is adaptive. It is here to stay and I am proud that I am able to tell my own story in a different way using the foundations laid by the likes of Fela and today’s artists.”
“When I was writing my songs, I didn’t see any reason why I should depart from my roots. African music is our identity, it can be sexy, chic, hip, and it can be everything that other genres of music can be”.
Jumbo was brought up in a very musical family. His father exposed him to a wealth of music as a child.” I learnt a lot from my father who thought me how to play the harmonica at age 6.”

Although music was a heavy influence while he grew up, Jumbo, like every other kid in his neighborhood wanted to attend college and become an engineer. “But things often always don’t turn out the way you plan. I loved the idea of being a doctor, an engineer or an architect, you know. Music was not even in my forecast. It wasn’t until I lost my mother that I turned to music.”
Jumbo says he is influenced by numerous artists and genres of music from across the globe, including Fela Kuti, Sunny Ade, Huge Masakela, Lucky Dube, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson to Stevie Wonder amongst many others. His taste for music is as vast a music itself.
Jumbo hopes to use his music to enrich the lives of underprivileged children in war torn African regions through humanitarian efforts. That, he says, is the ultimate success.
“To feed the hungry, advocate for battered women, and to promote peace is what I hope to achieve, not just selling a million albums. If I can achieve a fraction of that, then I’ll consider myself a successful man.”
Jumbo’s first single “Love Change the World” is gradually catching the attention of many fans. It’s an indicator that he is bound to become a household name in the industry.

Fans are encouraged to visit Jumbo’s website at www.jumboaniebiet.com. The website provides everything you could want to know about the young musician including links to iTunes and CDbaby where you can purchase this amazing album. You may also check out his interactive page on Reverb Nation at www.reverbnation.com/jumboaniebiet and even join up to be his friend on Facebook (search for Jumbo Aniebiet)
Jumbo is currently shooting a video for his first single, “Love Change the World”.  His management team at Groove Finesse Entertainment is currently putting together a tour and hopefully build upon his fan base and get his music heard by more people than ever.

For further information, contact Igo Wordu at (410) 507- 9604, igo1077@gmail.com or by visiting www.jumboaniebiet.com

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