FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Miami, FL - August 3, 2016 - Miami-based singer - songwriter Jessi Campo will be performing a series of dates in New Orleans later this month. She is in the midst of a promotional tour supporting her new digital-only single "Que Te Pedi" and accompanying full-length release La Pasión de la Lupe, as well as her songs from the Dream Act feature film El Sueño. The album includes a few La Lupe remakes, known in the 1960s and 70s as the "Queen of Latin Soul", as well as traditional Cuban boleros and some original material.
"I'm absolutely thrilled to be back in New Orleans, one of my all-time favorite cities to make music in," says Jessi. "I had a wonderful time when I was here last in 2014, and am looking forward to sharing my new material with my friends and fans there." Campo is scheduled to appear at the House of Blues on August 25, Prime Example on August 26, and the Louisiana Music Factory and Bamboulas August 27.
The album was produced by Jose D. Velazquez, who is also credited as the musical arranger, especially for his conceptualization of the signature boleros so reflective of a period of timeless music. Also earning a co-production credit on two songs: Tito Puente, Jr. on "Que Te Pedi" and "Se Acabo". Campo's father Giovanni worked with Tito Puente, which makes this the second generation of performers working together. Michael NOMAD Ripoll (guitarist and musical director for Babyface), co-wrote and co-produced "Vivio La Vida", an original song inspired by the Jessi's father.
Recorded during a five-month stretch, tracks for La Pasión include contributions from Isaac Velasquez on drums, Manuel Gamez, William Sigsismondi, Jr., Juan Ibarra and Abel Pabon on keyboards, Mike Orta (piano), Daniel Berroa (percussion), trumpets by Jose Chacon and Fernando Pena Pereira, Jose Velazquez on electric and upright basses, guitars and tres by Michael NOMAD Ripoll, Jason Beach on saxophones, and background vocals by Tony Cruz.
The new collection of songs is now streaming on Spotify, and is available for purchase on Google Play, iTunes and Amazon.com. A lyric video to accompany "Que Te Pedi" is in the works, as is a concept video for the single "Vivio La Vida". For more information, please visit JessiCampoMusic.com or email email@example.com.
Full New Orleans tour schedule:
Thursday, August 25, 2016
House of Blues' Big Mama Lounge
225 Decatur St, NOLA 70130, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Julius Kimbrough's Prime Example
1909 N Broad St, NOLA 70119, 7:40 p.m.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Louisiana Music Factory Record Store
421 Frenchmen St, NOLA 70116, 3 p.m.
514 Frenchmen St, NOLA 70116, 6:40 p.m.
ABOUT JESSI CAMPO
Born in New York of Latin descent, Jessi Campo first began singing and writing songs on her guitar at the age of 12. Jessi's specialty is to capture a memorable moment through her lyrics and interpretations so that each person who is present feels her music. As a bilingual singer-songwriter and accomplished entertainer, Campo has toured Asia extensively, and had a performance role singing in Hebrew in the feature film Striptease during a scene featuring Burt Reynolds.
Inspired by family, especially parents Giovanni and Nina, who performed with many famous Latin music icons such as Tito Puente, Perez Prado, Beny More, and more, Jessi has released four full-length recordings: How Can I (2000), 2013's At Last, Con Corazon in 2014, and La Pasión de La Lupe (2016). Seven of her songs earned placement in the 2016 Dream Act legislation feature film called El Sueño, which premiered May 26 in El Paso, TX.
She produced a radio show called Straight from the Heart that webcast on iHeart Radio and WWNNRadio.com, as well as on terrestrial radio in Boca Raton, FL on 1470 AM. She will soon be performing at venues such as Casabe 305 Bistro in Coral Gables, Piano Hollywood at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and at the end of August, she is off to New Orleans to perform at several venues including the House of Blues. An album release party is scheduled for Friday, September 9, 2016 at the Cubaocho Museum & Performing Arts Center (1465 SW 8th St, #106, Miami, FL 33135).
Her new release titled La Pasión de La Lupe includes La Lupe classics like "Que Te Pedi" and "La Tirana", plus other Cuban boleros and some original material, including a heartfelt tribute to her father called "Vivio La Vida". The exceptional production work of Jose D. Velazquez captured the essence of the traditional Cuban sound, with a crossover fusion, featuring collaborations with musicians from Spain, Los Angeles and Miami. Michael NOMAD Ripoll (guitarist and musical director for Babyface), produced "Vivio La Vida" and the original "Quiero Ser".
For more information, please visit JessiCampoMusic.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.