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This multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter at 15 years old became the youngest member of the Duke University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of John V. Brown, Jr. A recipient of the 2010 Best Overall Musician Award from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Music, voted 2011 Carolina Youth Artist of the Year and Song of the Year Semi-finalist Winner, child prodigy Jason Damico has shared the stage with jazz and blues greats such as: Vincent Gardner (trombone), Ray Codrington (trumpet), Kevin Mahogany (vocals), Jason Marsalis (drums), Joe Chambers (drums), Monty Alexander (piano), Big Daddy Wilson (vocals/guitar) and Claudette King (vocals).
If you enjoy listening to the sounds of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Albert King, Buddy Guy, Jim Morrison and Mark Farner this artist is a must see! Jason's philosophy towards the music he writes and performs is "to keep real organic blues and classic rock alive with a passion and positive message for the next generation."
Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, an area rich in American Roots music, Jason's fascination with sound became apparent as a toddler with his ability to discern individual instruments in a piece of music. Growing up in a family that valued music, he began formal piano lessons at 3, drums at 4, guitar at 9 (self-taught) and writing originals at 10. At 13 he started performing professionally in local coffee shops, private parties, weddings and church where he was affectionately known as Drummin' Damico.
In 2010, while still in high school, for the purpose of creating a platform to introduce his original music to a live audience, Jason formed his first band known today as Jason Damico and the New Blue. New Blue’s current members include: Joel Sugarman (bass/back-up vocals), Kevin Boxell (drums/back-up vocals), Jason Damico (guitar/lead vocals)and an occasional guest appearance by Jim Ferris (saxophone).
Jason enjoys playing, singing, songwriting, recording and producing music for himself and others. To date, Jason Damico Music has produced "For You" (released February 10, 2010) and "Represent" for C.M. Represent (released September 4, 2011). In 2013 he recorded two blues/rock CD's and is presently working on his third CD in the same genre.