The Five Question Challenge with Taya Marquis

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Taya Marquis to Jake’s Take. The Los Angeles-based artist envisioned being a songwriter since she was a little girl and her epiphany of being an artist happened over a series of writing and studio sessions. Her peers were always encouraging her towards being an artist, […]

The Five Question Challenge with Kendra Black

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Kendra Black to Jake’s Take. This New York-based singer, dancer, and actress has performed in venues around the world including the Caribbean, Egypt, France, Italy, and Monte Carlo.  Kendra also trained under the guidance of teachers from several top music schools including the Music Conservatory […]

A Conversation with Michael Tyler

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I am very excited to welcome singer-songwriter Michael “MT” Tyler to Jake’s Take. As a descendant of the Father of Country Music, the late Jimmie Rodgers, MT began to hone his skills as a musician when he was 10-years-old. Five years later, his life changed when he met producer Michael Knox […]

A Conversation with Deborah Silver

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome recording artist Deborah Silver to Jake’s Take. Born in Mississippi, the singer-actress has mastered the Great American Songbook and honed her craft by performing across the United States including at prestigious venues such as Lincoln Center and Feinstein’s/54 Below.  Also, Ms. Silver also had the […]

Jake’s Take: New Music Reviews (Week of March 3, 2017)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to the first March edition of Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews! In this edition, several of our Top 40 favorite artists are back releasing new material. Also, I will be introducing you to several incredible artists, who might be making big moves throughout the remainder of the year. Now, let’s […]

Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews: Week of February 24, 2017

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews! We have a lot of ground to cover, so let’s get this party started. The Breaker by Little Big Town After taking a detour in the pop music world with Pharrell Williams last year, Little Big Town is firmly back in their country roots. […]

Catching Up with Collabro (The 2017 Edition)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Collabro back to Jake’s Take. Three years ago, the world was introduced to Michael Auger, Matt Pagan, Jamie Lambert, and Thomas Redgrave when they auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent (BGT)’s eighth season.  After receiving four “Yeses” from David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, and series […]

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

Happy Grammy Weekend!  Welcome to Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews. We got a lot of music to get to, so let’s get this party started. Songs of Cinema by Michael Bolton Celebrated singer Michael Bolton is taking listeners to the movies in his latest offering, Songs of Cinema features some iconic songs from the silver […]

Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews-Week of February 3, 2017

Welcome to the first Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews for the month of February! We have a lot of material to go through so let’s get this party started. Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope by Reba McEntire I admit I do not listen to a lot of gospel music. It could be […]

The Five Question Challenge with The Kin’s Isaac Koren & Shakerleg

The Kin’s Isaac Koren and Mark “Shakerleg” Nicosia are the first musicians to tackle “The Five Question Challenge” in 2017! After over ten years in the music industry, Isaac, Shakerleg, and their guitarist/vocalist Thorald Koren) are saying farewell…for now.  The alternative rock trio just recently their last album: Modern Primitive.  Modern Primitive is the follow-up […]

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