The Five Question Challenge with RIVVRS

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome singer-songwriter Brandon Zahursky to Jake’s Take. Known to his fans as RIVVRS, this Los Angeles-based musician began his musical journey while working in Napa Valley’s wine industry. His debut single, “I Will Follow You,” caught the attention of the producers of NBC’s About a Boy. […]

The Five Question Challenge with Peter & Evynne Hollens

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I am so delighted to welcome back longtime friend to the blog, Peter Hollens, and to welcome his wife, Evynne, to Jake’s Take. Both Peter and Evynne Hollens have been instrumental in bringing a cappella music to the forefront of the recording industry. Combined both of their respective YouTube channels […]

Jake’s Take’s Concert Reviews: Janet Jackson at Barclays Center

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I have waited two years to see Janet Jackson perform live! Halfway through her Unbreakable World Tour, Janet hit the pause button to start a family with her then-husband, Wissam Al Mana.  The “If” singer vowed that she would be back as soon as she gave birth to her son, Eissa.  […]

Jake’s Take: New Music Reviews (Week of November 10, 2017)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to the very first November edition of Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews! Jake’s Take has checked out and listened to some of the latest music from today’s hottest artists and bands. In this edition, we look at new albums from two British crooners, dueling Voice coaches, two women that are […]

A Conversation with Siedah Garrett

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a real honor and privilege to welcome two-time Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter Siedah Garrett to Jake’s Take. Ms. Siedah Garrett has written songs for some of the most celebrated musicians of all-time such as Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind and Fire, Miles Davis, and her mentor: Quincy Jones.  She also had the […]

Jake’s Take: New Music Reviews (End of October 2017)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to this edition of Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews. Halloween is just around the corner, and you might be spending this weekend making last minute adjustments to your costumes or making delicious delicacies for your parties.  But did you forget something?  Jake’s Take is going to help you provide your […]

Jake’s Take Music Video Feature: The Accidentals’ “Odyssey”

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Jake’s Take always presents its readers with new talent! One musical group that I have my eye on are The Accidentals. The Accidentals are made up of multi-instrumentalists Katie Larson, Savannah Buist, and Michael Dause. The Traverse City, Michigan folk-rock trio has been building up a strong fan base amongst […]

Jake’s Take’s Concert Reviews: Darlene Love in New York City

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com The legendary Darlene Love has entertained audiences for over 68 years! Throughout her impeccable career, Darlene Love has recorded five solo studio albums. Also, she also recorded for legendary music producer Phil Spector and as a backing vocalist recorded with Cher, Dionne Warwick, Frank Sinatra, Sir Tom Jones, and Sam Cooke. […]

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