Tomorrow, October 4th, Speakerbox Magazine will present the first installment of its live performance series, “On The Rise”. This quarterly event will select one local artist this publication feels has the drive and talent to go far in the music industry, and will give them a 2-hour spotlight to showcase their talents. This inaugural edition of “On The Rise” selected as its feature artist vocalist Jonathan Gilmore. The show will be held at The Living Well, located at 2443 North Charles Street
He may be the eldest son of popular singer/political activist/performer Lea Gilmore ), but Jonathan definitely has created his own musical lane. He possesses the classic R & B soulful crooner’s voice with a modern-day interpretation that intersperses jazz, gospel, and blues into his musical mix. He has been a popular presence at the city’s various open mic venues, but is finally ready to release his own project. Gilmore is currently putting the finishing touches on “Walking On Water”, an EP that will be released in early 2015. Jonathan will join forces with his powerful background singers, “The Experience” and music director Jeff Mitchell to tear down the house with classic covers and heartfelt originals. Hosted by Ellen Gee…
…Gilmore will also be joined onstage by Baltimore’s own R & B vocal sensation Kissi B, international house music diva Michelle Shellers, and powerhouse newcomers Alexis-Joyce (of Femi The DriFish and The Out of Water eXperience), and Jerrita Davis.
Learn more about Gilmore by visiting him online at www.jonathangilmoremusic.com. Advance tickets can also be purchased on the site for $12 – tickets will be $15 at the door. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show starts promptly at 8 p.m.