2014 is a special year because of the James Brown Biopic “Get On Up” which was released in August and continuing to open around the world! Included in our celebration of this "all things James Brown" year, was to bring The JAMP Masters, comprised of young music students from The James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils to New York from Augusta, GA to perform on one special night along with other talented performers from the Tri-State area!
Hosted by Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley and Mr. Ron Grant, best known for helping up and coming artists via New York's Village Underground, The JAMP Masters held their CD Release Party and Talent Showcase called “Soul Power in New York City” at Carroll Studios located at 625 W55th Street, NY, NY 10019. The CD (JAMPism-The New Breed) which features a collection of James Brown songs was performed live by the students before a New York audience. A host of artists were invited to perform in a friendly competition but ultimately, "Kenny Dark" was the winner of a prize package of studio time and professional photo shoot.