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Jackson Chery and IET Band Will Perform at the Essence Women In Music Honoring Missy Elliot
NEW YORK, NY (January 17, 2018)
–Well before samplers and synthesizers became a part of hip-hop’s fundamental equation, most hip-hop artist recorded their music with live bands in the studio. In the early 1980’s, for example, Brooklyn-based hip-hop group Stetasonic popularized the use of live bands in hip-hop. And, thankfully, the art form has been kept alive throughout the years thanks to artists like The Roots, Common, DJ Quik, OutKast, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and Q-Tip. Jackson Chery and (IET Band) International Electric Transfusion is an urban contemporary band that intends to not only keep this art form alive but to dominate and make it the preferred choice.
Chery the musical director and band leader of IET, put the band together in 2012 after going on a world tour with Latin Grammy Award-winning Spanish hip hop singer Mala Rodriguez. It was during that tour Chery realized how much he enjoyed performing different genres of music along with hip hop so he put together a troupe of gifted musicians that create world music, to inspire the masses. They cover countless musical styles from Hot 100 to Classical, Salsa, Hip-Hop, Funk, Afro-Cuban, Vintage Jazz, Kompa, Reggae and much more.
The members of IET consist of Sam Pierre on keyboard, Alberto Pierre lead vocalist, background singers Yvette Rroiva and Schadrack Pierre, Kappa Tanbe lead guitar player, Jonathan Jn Baptiste on percussion, Chery on drums as well as Christian Grant and Jonathan Brutus.
Singing in six languages, the vivacious ensemble has been able to catch the attention of the crème de la crème in Hollywood and makes no apologies about their plans to dominate the music scene by ingratiating themselves into an array of markets, countries and events. Thanks to Chery and IET’s supersonic unpredictability, the band has an increasingly diverse roster of clientele and has become a top source for live entertainment as well as private parties. In five short years, IET has traveled to 15 countries and counting.
Chery and IET have collaborated with a number of international superstars including, Maroon 5, Calvin Harris, Haitian Afro Beat Queen Phyllisia Ross, Young Jezzy, and Wyclef Jean. They have graced the stage with industry heavyweights, Damian Marley, Calvin Harris, Cece Winans, Susan Sarandon, Malik Yoba and Elle Varner.
They have also collaborated with major media outlets such as Forbes Magazine, to honor Kandi Burruss, most recently they were booked to perform at Essence’s Black Women In Music on January 25th at the Highline Ballroom in New York City, during Grammys week.
During the holiday’s Mona Scott personally booked them for her annual Holiday party, as did Joe Budden for his private Christmas party at his home and for his new residency at the Highline Ball Room.
When asked about the growing success of his band Chery stated, “There are so many great bands out there. What separates us from the rest is our ability of covering genres from around the world. Our point of playing music is to inspire one, put you in a good space, and our fav! Make you dance!!!!”
The best is yet to come.