FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2009
Label: Blacque Records
JAMI JACKSON, GIFTED SINGER & INTERNET SENSATION WALKS TO THE BEAT OF SAVING LIVES
Scheduled to Perform May 17th, AIDS WALK NY at 9:45AM
Donating All Her Proceeds From New Hit "Keep Walkin' On" to Support the Fight to End HIV and AIDS
"Keep Walkin' On" Cover
New York, NY (BlackNews.com) - Jami Jackson (www.jamijackson.net), 23 year old, native of North Carolina, media darling (featured and profiled in New York Times, Seventeen, NY Daily News, MTV, BET) came to New York City with a mission. Be purposeful. Stand up for a cause. And, live life. Jackson will continue her passion to shed light on the AIDS epidemic and the alarming fact that Blacks are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. In 2005, African-Americans represented 49% of all new HIV/AIDS cases in the United States, (*2008 data from Center for Disease Control). On May 17th, she will do what she does best -- uplift and motivate people to action with her soul-stirring voice. Jami Jackson will kickoff the entertainment program, Central Park (86th & West Side Drive), 9:45AM, Sunday, May 17, for the 2009 AIDS Walk NY fundraiser with her new internet sensation single, "Keep Walkin' On."
All her proceeds from "Keep Walkin' On," from April 15 through May 17th will be donated to AIDS Walk NY. Everyone can become involved to do more and be a part of this powerful movement by donating $1.00 (one dollar) or more to Jackson's donation page and help her raise $1000, http://aidswalknewyork2009.kintera.org/jamijackson. Visit Blacque Records, www.blacquerecords.com and www.jamijackson.net to hear "Keep Walkin' On" and purchase the song to make a difference. Erika Banks of LIFEbeat (an HIV/AIDS advocacy group) says, "Jami is a phenomenal young performer. She is not only a powerhouse on the stage, but she is a pleasure to work with. I know I can always count on her to show up on time and rock the room."
The song came to Jackson in a dream, originally titled "Keep Holdin' On," and sat on her music shelf for two years. "I knew the first time I heard the song in my dream it was going to shape the way people feel and call them to personal action. This song is an anthem for those who dare to hope through difficult times. It sends a clear message to keep chasing your dreams and live strong," says Jami Jackson. The song delivers a new 'peppered' sound and direction by Jackson and was renamed "Keep Walkin' On," as a tribute to the AIDS Walk. Jackson flexed her muscle as co-writer/composer, with songwriter, Sandra Jackson, and producer, Tommy Faragher, the celebrated Grammy nominated producer who worked with such artists such as Al Green, The O'Jays, and Taylor Dayne.
From the Internet to the television airwaves, and the subways of New York City, Jami Jackson is strategically carving out a musical path of passion and relevance.
To support Jami's cause and AIDS Walk 2009, please donate now and help her reach her goal of $1000. Visit www.jamijackson.net for additional information.