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The Junk and Jam Hour – produced, written and hosted by Christopher Albert – is a Talk-Radio program that provides its listeners with lively commentary, humorous satirical segments, extraordinary music and electric live performances, and foremost, features engaging interviews with new and seasoned comedians, musicians, writers and artists of all kinds. The Junk and Jam Hour exists to highlight and share the impressive projects and imaginative contributions of talented underground and groundbreaking artists. Tune in at www.radiofreebrooklyn.com More info at www.junkandjam.com

The Junk and Jam Hour Christopher Albert

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

The Junk and Jam Hour – produced, written and hosted by Christopher Albert – is a Talk-Radio program that provides its listeners with lively commentary, humorous satirical segments, extraordinary music and electric live performances, and foremost, features engaging interviews with new and seasoned comedians, musicians, writers and artists of all kinds. The Junk and Jam Hour exists to highlight and share the impressive projects and imaginative contributions of talented underground and groundbreaking artists. Tune in at www.radiofreebrooklyn.com More info at www.junkandjam.com

    Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Storyteller and Expressionist - Khalifa White

    Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Storyteller and Expressionist - Khalifa White

    Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Storyteller and Expressionist Khalifa White visits The Junk and Jam Hour as a live, in-studio guest, to talk all about her upbringing in the church where she first honed her flair for singing and dancing - and her incredible journey in musical theater where she lent her talents in many notable roles, including a tour with the School of Rock, and productions of Hairspray, Ain't Misbehavin', Smokey Joes Café, Dreamgirls, Aida, and the Bodyguard.
    She joyously talks about her experience as being named only one of three finalists - out of thousands of young, talented women - who auditioned for Broadway’s 2019 search for the next Roxie Hart in Chicago, and the gracious words of advice she received from Tony-Award winning Dancer, Actress, Choreographer and Singer - Ann Reinking.
    She also shares and discusses her marvelous new, original song, 'You Okay (Black Girl)' – a tune she declares to all the beautiful black girls: YOU DESERVE LOVE EVERY DAY IN EVERY WAY!!
    For more info about Khalifa White and her illustrious career in theater and in music, visit www.KhalifaWhite.com
    Also visit www.RadioFreeBrooklyn.com and www.JunkandJam.com
    Background music by www.FreeBeats.io

    • 58 min
    London-Based Jazz Musician, Producer and Multi-Instrumentalist - Emma-Jean Thackray

    London-Based Jazz Musician, Producer and Multi-Instrumentalist - Emma-Jean Thackray

    London-based Jazz Musician, Singer, Composer, Producer and Multi-Instrumentalist Emma-Jean Thackray joins The Junk and Jam Hour live, on-air all the way from London, to talk all about her journey in music; being blessed with the support of her parents who helped her forge an early music career; and honing her craft by playing in jazz ensembles and bands – all at the age of 16 – immersing herself in gigs and rehearsals every single night of the school-week.
    She also shares and discusses her incredible music as well, from her first full-length album, entitled ‘Yellow’ -- which has been praised as, "...a life-affirming collection of music." They include the lead track 'Say Something', and ‘Spectre’ – a song which London Jazz News called, "...a smoldering stand-out track with a pop production.”
    For more information about Emma-Jean Thackray and her supremely thrilling new music, visit www.EmmaJeanThackray.com
    Also visit www.RadioFreeBrooklyn.com and www.JunkandJam.com
    Background music provided by www.Frfeebeats.io

    • 58 min
    Hip-Hop Artist, Lyricist, Producer and Activist - Luna Clipse

    Hip-Hop Artist, Lyricist, Producer and Activist - Luna Clipse

    Hip-Hop Artist, Lyricist, Producer and Activist Luna Clipse calls in to The Junk and Jam Hour - all the way from Bulgaria - to talk about his triumphant journey in music, which began when he was mentored by his grandfather, who happened to be an extraordinary big band jazz musician, yet was so much of a stern tutor, that it led Luna to discover his own unique way of how to compose music for himself.
    Challenged by his own mental illness, Luna opens up about his very first bipolar manic episode, that found him alone in a hotel room hearing voices and visions that specifically called upon him to stop a looming apocalypse - which led to a dramatic scene enough for him to be imprisoned at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility for the Criminally Insane - the largest mental institution in the U.S.
    Luna talks about how he quickly learned how to use rhyming - or clang association - as a means to communicate with his other inmates, a particular trait that those inflicted with psychotic phases of bipolar disorder share; and the importance of building relationships with his fellow inmates - all of whom had to survive constant physical, emotional and mental abuse at the hands of those who ran the institution.
    Luna talks about how he aggressively used his trauma and anger he harbored after his release in local rap battles, until Jerry Wonda - multi-Grammy Award winning producer for the Fugees, Justin Bieber and Michael Jackson - convinced him to not only use that pain more positively to create music with a purpose, but to also be a voice for all those affected by bipolar and other mental ailments.
    We also listen to and discuss his debut track entitled, 'Lunacy' - and Luna gifts us with a special, impromptu lyrical evocation of the experience of being driven mad, his life spinning out of control, and the trauma that ensued. He also talks about his important work to destigmatize mental health issues, and how he - along with his partnership with NAMI - are making the cause and topic of mental illness, 'sexy' enough to care and talk about, and blesses us with the track, 'Scalped Eagle', produced with Havoc of the infamous Mobb Deep.
    For more about Luna Clipse and his dope music, visit www.soundcloud.com/lunaclips3
    Also visit www.RadioFreeBrooklyn.com and www.JunkandJam.com
    Background music by www.FreeBeats.io

    • 56 min
    Singer, Songwriter, Producer and Musician - Jess Yaffa

    Singer, Songwriter, Producer and Musician - Jess Yaffa

    Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Musician and Multi-instrumentalist Jess Yaffa visits The Junk and Jam Hour - in person with Christopher in the studio, no less - to talk about her incredible journey in music, which began at the age of four when she started to sing and discover her beautiful voice, before adding the piano, guitar and ukelele to her artistry and musicianship as a teenager.
    Now as a stellar songwriter who has worked with Grammy-winning producer Scott Jacoby - she shared her excitement about the release her upcoming new EP “Thoughts That Keep Me Up at Night”, which includes the upbeat pop track ‘Too Soon’ -- that Daily Music Roll.com calls, "...a fresh and dynamic track." Before divulging how that song came about and how much of her life she shares in it, she also talks about her new single, 'Taylor' – in which music review magazine The Further called, “…a magnificent pop track with hints of rock, [with] addictive melodies and a memorable vocal performance ..”
    On topic, Jess talked about learning how to effectively communicate - especially when collaborating; how she balances being both a student and a musician - finding new ways to navigate through her studies and craft, particularly during the pandemic; how she has learned to embrace change, and show others through her music how to break past their own comfortability to discover a better way to live life for themselves (or as she would say and sing, 'Sundays are Gone'); the specialness of the music community and being connected and uplifted through the artform; and she also opens up about learning from her past choices - in relationships or otherwise - and being more retrospective rather than judgmental when revisiting those choices in hindsight.
    Most importantly - she shares the true significance of her love for her Chuck Taylor All Star Converse sneakers, and a story of how she ruined a pair by falling into Lake Michigan.
    For more info about Jess Yaffa and all her wondrous music, please visit www.JessYaffa.com
    Also visit www.RadioFreeBrooklyn.org and www.JunkandJam.com
    Background music provided by www.FreeBeats.io

    • 57 min
    Recording Pop Artist, Singer and Songwriter - Matty Marz

    Recording Pop Artist, Singer and Songwriter - Matty Marz

    Genre-Bending, Recording Pop Artist, Singer, Songwriter, and Producer Matty Marz joins Christopher live in the studio, for a very special broadcast of The Junk and Jam Hour, as they are the very first in-person interview in over a year.
    With music that spans the spectrum of genres – from punk to rock, disco and bubblegum pop, to funk and electronica – Matty brilliantly showcases their inherent gift for the art of music making, a result of being a student of the craft of music for much of their life. Matty talks all about their journey in music, which after performing with various theatre companies & productions, they dedicated their time in the study of classical composition & vocal technique, all at the age of 13 - and then set off on their path to becoming a songwriter.
    We also listen to and discuss Matty's funky and sexy early summer hit “Love Fool" as well as their brand new bop, entitled, “Pretty” - which Broadway World called, "...a [track with] dreamy, shimmery vocals, gritty beats, and a pinch of sparkling 60s guitar-pop.” 
    Matty also opens up about how this past year not only positively influenced their music, but how it has encouraged them to discover their true identity - as a person, and electrifying artist who breaks the molds of not just genre, but gender as well.
    For more info about Matty Marz and their music, please visit www.IAmMattyMarz.com
    Also visit www.RadioFreeBrooklyn.com and www.JunkandJam.com
    Background music provided by www.FreeBeats.io

    • 57 min
    Punk-Rock Theater-Emo Band - Bullpup

    Punk-Rock Theater-Emo Band - Bullpup

    Vocalist and Guitarist Trevor Sullivan, as well as Vocalist and Keyboardist Jon Garniss of 5-Piece Punk-Rock Theater-Emo Band Bullpup, Zoom in to The Junk and Jam Hour - along with their inanimate friend Stanley - to chat about their early journeys in music, leading up to their incredible collaboration in producing music that speaks to their authenticity, vivacity, queerness and their courage to call out societal bullsh*t.
    On topic is their new music, including the beautifully gritty, 'Veronica Sawyer's Big Day Out' , featuring Glynnis Brennan of Indie Pop Band Shallow Pools, in which the music and lyrics carefully recounts the pain and frustration that assault survivors - including those within the LGBTQ+ community - continually endure, as well as narrate their own experiences as it relates to homophobia, transphobia and sexual violence.
    In speaking of their new music and upcoming album Be Evil, which they boldly tackle the world's heaviest subjects, they give a considerable hat tip to the contributions of their recent member and guitarist Robby Beland, for pushing them out of their comfort zone to be their most capable selves and musicians - and talk about why they felt so compelled to make a record that calls out the sketchiness of the industry.
    While on topic about the safety and dangers of the music scene and industry - particularly for women and young, impressionable artists - we also have a listen to and discuss, 'Birch Bark,' a Bullpup song that speaks to Jon's experience about experimenting with and wearing women's clothing since childhood. Jon further talks about their exploration into their non-binary existence.
    For more info and phenomenal music by Bullpup, visit www.BullpupBand.BandCamp.com
    Also visit www.RadioFreeBrooklyn.com and www.JunkandJam.com
    Background music by www.FreeBeats.io

    • 56 min

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My favorite Podcast!

I had a blast being a guest on The Junk and Jam Podcast. Christopher Albert is so talented and makes all his guests feel loved. ❤️❤️

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Junk and Jam is my Jam

1 hr of Christopher is no where near enough. He is funny, smart, charismatic and and has a light about him that is just contagious. This show makes you excited to learn and create. I promise this radio station will make you a better person. I never miss a Monday. It gets my blood pumping, energy flowing totally brightens my afternoon. So happy Junk and Jam exists! I can’t wait to see it on television. 💚💚💚💚💚🤗 Christopher is the ultimate host.

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