#Get to know your artist: Jahnathan Nerette

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Well in this week episode we introduce to you Jahnathan Nerette who is a young musician from Florida. He sat down with Joe the “Youngest Guy” as he explained his love for music . So let’s see what the young guys discussed:

  1. What drew you to the music industry?
“the magical feeling that it gave me when I would hear my mom and dad play songs” Jahnathan Nerette (pictured)

What drew me to the music industry was the magical feeling that it gave me when I would hear my mom and dad play songs from Dennis Brown, Sam cooke, Bach, Mozart, and many more.

2. Who are you inspired by?

I am greatly inspired by entertainers who came before me. The list can go on for days ahah, but I will give you a few. I am inspired the most by Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis Jr, and Cab Calloway.

3.Please explain your creative process?

To be honest, I don’t really have a creative process. I let the music write itself. I don’t write anything down on paper, I just listen to the music and record what comes.

4. Who writes your songs? What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? Do you think these topics will change over time?

I write all of my music. The main topics in all of my songs are love and I don’t think the message will change over time because this is the universal law we all need to hear I think.

5. What genre of music do you consider your work to be? Who are your major influences?

I call my Genre of music “Roots Evolution” because I take from the music that inspired me and fuse it with the sounds of today. You will find almost every single genre in my music. I feel Ray Charles did this very well and it inspired me to do it as well.

6. What’s an average day like for you?

As soon as I wake up, I go running for 2 hours then I dance for a few hours, and end it off studying some films and live performances. If some music comes to my head, I will go and record it. I have a studio in my house so it it pretty easy to get  records done.

7. How has your music evolved since you first began doing music?

“my music has evolved even the world now can relate to”

I think that when I first started making music, I was making music for a specific type of people. At that time, I felt I was getting in the way of my music and trying to mold it a certain way, but as I grew older I stepped out of the way and I began to write music that the whole world could relate to.

8. Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music?

There is in a lot of my music but I’d rather not say what they are.

9. How would you describe and rate the music scene of the city you are currently living in and how important is it in terms of what you’re actually writing about?

I love the music scene in San Diego California! It is important in terms of what I actually writing about because I am in an environment of love. I find that people in this city are such happy, kind, and caring people. So it definitely plays a part in the type of music I play.

10. Do you collaborate with others? What is that process?

I don’t collaborate much with artists but I am open to.

11. Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans

Well I like to speak to my fans through social media and learn about the people who support me. I think it is important to understand who it is that supports you. What problems are they going through, what makes them happy, sad, etc. I love them more than anything in the world!

12. What is your favorite part about this line of work? You’re least favorite? Why?

“I love making People Smile”

My favorite part of my line of work is making people smile. Some people live day to day without cracking a laugh or smile and I think that is terrible. So the fact that I can make them happy for this moment makes me feel really good!  I have no least favorite part, I love every thing about what I do.

13. Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety?

Never.

14. Tell me about your favorite performance venues

My favorite performance venue would have to be a place called Lestat’s West on Adams Ave in San Diego California. It is a small venue but has this magic to it. It is filled with some of the most amazing and talented kids I have ever seen. Also I love the Bedroom Bar in London, that food is so great!

15. What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?

The advice I would  give to someone wanting to follow in my footsteps would be to practice, practice, practice, and believe In yourself even when no-one else does. No-one will believe in your dream more than you. Go out there and prove them wrong, and do everything with love in your heart. That is all.

16. Tell us about your hit song Luna? Was there any inspiration to it?

“Luna it is about a magic feeling and bliss that we all strive for” (you can watch it here>>>>https://youtu.be/JCto-Q883l8)

Well the song Luna I wrote when I first left to California from Miami. It came to me while watching Capital’s Summertime Ball on Television. It is about a magic feeling and bliss that we all strive for. We sometimes use material things to fill that void and capture that magic feeling but it doesn’t work because that is not what we actually want.

17. So what is the next song after it or album/EP?

A lot of short films.

18. How do you balance your music with other obligations?

Music is my only obligation.

19. What do you enjoy most about being a musician? What do you hate most?

“I love being a musician and it keeps me happy”

I enjoy being able to make people of all races, classes, and creeds join in a group and just be happy for a moment in time. I do not hate anything about being a musician. I am happy that this is the life that chose me.

20. How can fans-to-be gain access to your music? Do you have a website with sample songs or a demo CD?

People can access my music on all online streaming services such as iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc.