— Robbie Jenkins
Los Angeles, CA – Pop R&B singer/songwriter Robbie Jenkins and Overture Entertainment, Inc. announce the official release today of Jenkins’ single “One Night.” The rhythmically engaging track is now available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, GooglePlay, and additional digital music retail sites. “One Night” is the artist’s first single promoting his forthcoming album “#Evolution.”
With “One Night,” Jenkins was compelled to recreate the experience of music he grew up hearing – real instrumentation, melodies that stay with the listener, and movement-inspiring tempos. The song touches on awakening our inhibitions around love and relationships, celebrating all that can unfold after “love at first sight.” Jenkins’ lyrics remind listeners that genuine, lasting connections are still possible, even in a world that can be doubtful and impersonal: “One night we fell in love. Two hearts so balanced they beat as one. For three days we avoided the sun. And it’s hard to believe this happened all on the strength of one night.” A video for the single is slated for release on December 16.
Robbie Jenkins has performed as a vocalist, instrumentalist, and studio/touring musician for nearly 30 years, traveling the world with major recording artists such as Surface, PM Dawn, and Jimmie Vaughn. During a lengthy apprenticeship with producer, recording artist, and six-time Grammy nominee Kashif, Jenkins was fortunate to spend time with many influential artists in Kashif’s creative circle, including Whitney Houston, George Benson, and Dionne Warwick. He has composed and performed original work with the Washington Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. Another pivotal career moment was Jenkins’ arrangement and recording of background vocals for Earth, Wind & Fire lead vocalist Philip Bailey. Jenkins’ own 2007 single “Wherever You Go” reached #6 on the LIVE 365 Radio Chart during its second week on the charts, and his debut CD “Because It Feels Right” was released later the same year.
Music and its transformative power often take Jenkins outside the recording studio. As a mentor and youth leader, he has personally funded after-school music programs at several schools in the Stamford Public School Systems, and afforded scholarships to many students pursuing music degrees at the college and university level. He has been awarded a Key to the City of Stamford for his youth community service, and was the 2014 recipient of the Harry Belafonte Artistic Award from the Stamford NAACP, a local chapter of the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization.
The remainder of 2014 includes more community and music endeavors for Jenkins. On December 15, he is attending a reception for Project Music, a non-profit community music education program in Stamford, Connecticut in which Jenkins participated as a youth. “I know how important this program was to my development,” said Jenkins. “It’s exciting to know that another generation of youth will receive a solid musical foundation through their participation in it. I’m ecstatic about the opportunity to contribute.”
The evening after the “One Night” video debut, Jenkins will appear on the program “The Power Trip.” The interview is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm PST on December 17 on InTheMixxRadio. To hear the program live, listeners can visit the website InTheMixxRadio.com or download the InTheMixxRadio App available for both iPhone and Android. The call-in number for the show is (718) 705-4959. Next up for Jenkins will be the release of his second full-length album “#Evolution” on January 20, 2015. A one-hour, behind-the-scenes documentary titled “Evolution: Realizing the Vision” highlighting the making of the album is in post-production, and plans are underway for a 2015 live tour.
About Robbie Jenkins:
Robbie Jenkins is an accomplished vocalist, instrumentalist, and songwriter with credits spanning nearly three decades. He has performed live on tour with major recording artists, on national and international television programs (“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Arsenio Hall Show” and others), and on multiple albums and music videos. Jenkins is a respected music educator, author, and lecturer in the industry, as well as an accomplished community leader focusing on music education for youths. He is the CEO/Founder of Overture Entertainment, Inc., a music label, production, and publishing company.
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