What is Neo Age Showcase?
Neo Age Showcase is a bimonthly experience presenting the Next Generation of local and global Soul and R&B artists. CoCreated with The Historic Howard Theatre, hailed by the Washington Post as a venue that “symbolizes hope for D.C. to reclaim depth and soul of its past”, Neo Age Showcase features four talented artists who are accompanied by a band, an in show social media artists sourced sing off, and will be donating a percentage of total ticket sales Each show to nonprofits organizations. Finally, Neo Age Showcase will be live streamed online in order to fulfill the mission of being the driving force that introduces not only the DMV community, but also the nation to the next generation of Soul and R&B artists.
A percentage of the total proceeds after each show will be donated to nonprofit organizations. For the July 23rd showcase experience, the recipients are Critical Exposure, a DC based organization which trains youth to use photography and advocacy to make real change in their schools and communities and DJ | JD Foundation who are committed to molding high school students by utilizing multiple developmental programs and networks to a thorough understanding of both finance, financial markets, and longterm goal setting.
Reesa Renee is an artist, musician, songwriter, and lyrical poet from the DC Metropolitan Area. Her voice skims through the soulful sounds of the jazz era and then fast-forwards your musical clocks to the more modern sounds of the R&B greats of today. Add that to an energetic ensemble of musical harmonies and undertones and you get an amazing experience. Reesa Renee launched her solo career in 2011 and in October, became the second person to win the prestigious Amateur Night at the Apollo in the last three years with her original song, "Got Me Loose". She has performed alongside of musical veterans Eric Roberson, Raheem DeVaughn, Chuck Brown, Roy Ayers and Wale and also has been spoken highly of by Hometown Radio Personality EZ Street and even bigger, her biggest inspiration Jill Scott. Reesa dreams to make a lasting impact on the community through music, and has done a great job as of yet, in the pursuit of bringing her artistry to life. Currently operating as an independant artist she continues to work hard and diligently to press towards her aspirations while simultaneously inspiring others to reach above and beyond their circumstances and achieve the unachievable, may her success be an inspiration to all!
Charismatic, stylish, and one of a kind, singer/songwriter Aaron Camper is traveling the world and capturing the hearts of fans along the way. You can hear Camper’s sultry voice all over the spectrum from sharing the stage with major acts like Justin Timberlake and Chris Brown to the opening theme music for The Queen Latifah Show.
As a writer, Camper has worked with a myriad of artists like Jill Scott, David Guetta, Diddy Dirty Money and Eric Roberson to name a few. His work has landed on GRAMMY-nominated projects and given him opportunities young artists dream of. But it’s his solo artistry that sets him apart from the rest.
Camper teamed up with BASSic Black Entertainment (BBE) to release his 2011 mixtape “Welcome to My World,” which received attention from both fans and the industry alike. Since then, he has yielded singles like “Madness” and the PJ Morton penned “My Heart” that have gained major traction and buzz on the blogs.
As he puts the finishing touches on his upcoming, LP, Aaron has continued to travel and perform. A seasoned performer well beyond his years, something special happens when he takes the stage. From his original songs to his eclectic take on covers, it’s evident from his first note that you’re in for something real.
“Nothing contrived, just infectious, raw, energetic, good music,” Aaron explained in a recent interview.
The makings of a big star from a small town, Camper grew up in Salisbury, MD. The soulful singer is the son of a preacher and has been around music all his life. Evident in his ability to not only sing and write, but to also play guitar and drums. It was the influence of artists like The Winans, Phil Collins, Al Green, and many others that sent Camper on the path to become such a dynamic, well-rounded artist and performer.
A fly on the wall of historic studios like Larry Gold’s in Philadelphia to singing background with Tye Tribbett, one of gospel’s biggest stars, Camper worked his way up. He paid dues where he could and the culmination of his hard work is coming full circle.
The new music will take fans deeper into his world. Exploring, creating, and trusting his musical instincts, Camper is more ready than he’s ever been to shake up the musical landscape of the industry.
“Music is my outlet. I write with my heart and about things that people are really going through. When I write a song that my fans embrace as theirs, it's like we’re experiencing the moment together. It’s a special feeling” ShaMain says. Her recent release of “Play the Fool” GoGo remix was a record that achieved radio play on 93.9 WKYS. The track embedded an alternative Pop song in a GoGo rhythm filled with energetic percussion and pulsating guitar riffs, a prime example of the influences the native sound has had on her music. It was in high school (Suitland High) while continuing to study the violin she began to sense a burning passion for singing emerging. After graduating from Suitland High School, ShaMain signed to Bridge Star Music Group in 2011 and began her road to history. ShaMain released her first project in May of 2012 a mixtape entitled “My Diary” which received rave reviews and over 4000 downloads in the first month. ShaMain recently released her debut album “The Evolution of Me” in June 2015.
The Washington, DC based Peace & Body Roll Duo BOOMscat, consists of multiinstrumentalist/producer, Asha Santee (BOOM), and vocalist/songwriter Jennifer Patience Rowe (scat). Drawing comparisons to Floetry and Erykah Badu, they have gained support from soul music veterans Kindred & The Family Soul, gospel music legend Richard Smallwood, international performing artist Ayanna Gregory, and many more.
In 2014, BOOMscat returned home to news of becoming a House Artist Grant winner, which afforded them the opportunity to produce and record a new project pro bono from House Studio in Washington, DC. Completing the recording and production process in only 4 days, resulted in the amazingly incomparable “No Life Jacket” EP, which was released digitally in December 2014 reaching #18 on the iTunes R&B charts.