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This rockin’, contemporary blues, multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter at 15 years of age became the youngest member of the Duke University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of John V. Brown, Jr. Carolina Music Awards 2015 Rock Male Artist of the Year, 2015 Carolina Music Awards nominee Video of the Year "Hold Me A Little Closer", 2014 Carolina Music Awards Rock Male Artist of the Year nominee, 2014 Triangle Blues Society Blues Challenge Solo Winner, 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, blues and broadway greats such as: Vincent Gardner (trombone), Ray Codrington (trumpet), Kevin Mahogany (vocals), Jason Marsalis (drums), Joe Chambers (drums), Monty Alexander (piano), Trae Pierce (bass/vocals/lead guitar/piano), Big Daddy Wilson (vocals/guitar), Claudette King (vocals), Lucky Peterson (piano/guitar/vocals), Slam Allen (guitar/lead vocals) and John Arthur Greene (NBC's Peter Pan, West Side Story/Matilda).
If you enjoy listening to the sounds of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Albert King, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robert Cray, Jim Morrison, Mark Farner, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc. this artist is a must see! Jason's philosophy towards the music he writes and performs is "to keep REAL organic, emotionally moving music ALIVE and WELL with a passion and positive message."
Born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1994, 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 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: Ben Palmer/Joel Sugarman/Brad Russell (bass/back-up vocals), Kevin Boxell/Dan Gamma/Jason Furman (drums/back-up vocals), Jason Damico (guitar/lead vocals) and an occasional guest appearance by Jim Ferris (saxophone).
Damico enjoys playing, singing, songwriting, recording and producing music for himself and others. To date, he has produced “For You” (released February 10, 2010) and “Represent” for C.M. Represent (released September 4, 2011). His debut CD, “Blood, Sweat & Blues” (released September 24, 2014) depicts a work of passion as he wrote all the songs, performed all the instruments, recorded and produced the full CD himself. Jason's second album, "Terra Firma", a new and refreshing sound of blues, rock and funk fusion is expected to be released summer 2015.