CELEBRATE THE LEGACY OF JOE CAPERS


Leroy - Posted on 08 August 2013

Author: 
Joe Capers' Committee

 

  The Joe Capers Legacy Project                                     


 


                                                                                                Contact:


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           Naru Kwina     hiplearning@hotmail.com


                                                                           510-842-3324  


                                                   Leroy Moore kriphopnation@gmail.com


 


CELEBRATE THE LEGACY OF JOE CAPERS


ON AUG. 31 AT RECEPTION, 1-3PM


The Joe Capers Legacy Project will host a free community Reception on August 31, 2013 to celebrate Joe Capers Month – proclaimed by the City of Oakland as August 1-31 every year.    With an official Proclamation reading at this event, Joe Capers will be posthumously recognized as one of the creators of the seminal Oakland, CA music scene in the 80’s & early 90’s:


 


Celebrate the Legacy of Joe Capers


                1-3pm  ¨ Saturday, August 31st, 2013                     


 


2168 40th Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94601


Five blocks above Foothill Blvd


 


Reception highlights include artist performances aka Joy Sledge, Leroy Moore, tribute song to Joe Capers by Naru, and James L Richard II and a video trailer of the upcoming documentary on Joe Caper’s life.  And, throughout the month other tributes will honor Joe’s extraordinary work in the local music industry and dedicated service to the blind communities in Oakland & SF Bay Area.  


 


A blind multi-instrumentalist and music producer, Joe Capers helped shape a rich & soulful musical signature of Funk, NeoSoul, and Hip-Hop, out of his Oakland Hills J Jam Studio - the first completely accessible studio in the SF Bay area.   Through deed and example, Joe served as a tireless advocate for persons with disabilities.


 


With Joe as impresario, J Jam Studio became a staple in Oakland California music scene from its inception in August 1989.  By providing affordable studio time to musicians of color long before home-recording studios became ubiquitous. Joe led his avant-garde Oakland cadre to jump-start a creative wave of independent music.  Recordings on which Joe served as principal Sound Engineer went on to become Platinum and Gold selling records.  Many J Jam imprint bands and artists went on to become R&B, Soul, and early Hip-Hop legends such as MC Hammer, Toni, Tony, Tone, Dawn from Envouge, and Digital Underground, just to name a few, garnering acclaim worldwide.  


 

             J-Jam Studio Master reels are a playlist & historic soundtrack for a golden era of         serious party music in Oakland.  Without knowing it… today’s Oaklandish music producers, performers, and artists have inherited, sampled, and riffed on J-Jam beats — all beneficiaries of Joe Caper’s musical Legacy.


 


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