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Art & Life with Jackson Rosenfeld aka Get Jaxon

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jackson Rosenfeld aka Get Jaxon.

Jackson, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I was overheard humming the Barney theme song before I could talk, pretty ridiculous, I know. I started songwriting at the age of 8 out of a love for melodies and to cope with issues that were starting to arise, with a painful physical disorder, new medications, learning disabilities, and severe depression it became a necessity. At a certain point, songwriting could easily explain what I was going through more than any conversation with my peers. I was blessed with albums of old blues pioneers, New Orleans jazz, folk artists, soul, and rock performers, singing “Manish Boy” by Muddy Waters as I rode towards my first day of Kindergarten. I played my original songs live on the radio at the age of thirteen, was playing two shows a month with my band in middle school, and by that point had written over a hundred songs. Along the way I wrote and directed short films and music videos, a passion that turned into work. Filmmaking and music informing each other in big ways. During my senior year of high school, my father passed away among the rest of my grandparents in the two years following. In that time I produced, wrote and released two full-length rock/pop albums. As of right now, I live in LA, directing music videos, and on the verge of releasing my new self-released singles and an album for 2020. As someone who didn’t think he would graduate high school, drive a car or be able to function in society, I’m so happy to be here doing what I love.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I write, perform and produce a variety of original music as well as shoot and design everything that surrounds my brand. The sound is a classic pop/soul/alternative combination. People have compared me to artists of different eras and that makes sense because I love music from many different times and places. I love writing and producing in different genres to inform my own. When people hear my music I wanna activate them, with more hooks, harmonies, and unpredictable moments. To come away from it with a sense of connection, like someone tapped them on the shoulder and reminded them, they are human. The idea of embracing different and stepping out of our comfort zone. Lifting spirits, not through processed cheeriness, but making a bold statement. It needs to be vibrant, intimate, epic and intentional. No matter the hardships I’ve faced in life, music is how I function and there will always a melody running through my head.

Any advice for aspiring or new artists?
To take criticism kindly and with a grain of salt. As someone who has been told not to sing and that I’m too much for the room, that my music was too pop or not edgy enough, that I should just try selling the songs, I had to build my self-worth by doing it because I love it. For every one person that showered me with negativity, there were 20 that connected positively with my music. Never let anyone define your worth as an artist, and write and compose music that you’d listen to unashamed because you’re happy about your hard work. Music is your freedom, it shouldn’t be a chore.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
You can visit my new website which I designed at which I’m gonna continue to make a hub for all my new content. For now, my social media needs some love as I’m about to release a new song and music video around Valentine’s Day, as well as 5 singles up through summer 2020. Following @getjaxon would be wonderful. You can stream my song “Guardrails” on Spotify – as well as my old, 2014 album, “Life With Oxygen” on all platforms. – Also stay tuned for announcements on shows around the valley, Hollywood and the main LA area.

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Photos by Bianca Cordero, Murphy Mejorada & Evan Morton

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