Influences: DJ Kool Herc, Sun Ra, John Lennon, The Sylvers, Charlie Parker, Annette Peacock, Jay Dee (JDilla)/Slum Village, A Taste Of Honey, Ras G, Laura Nyro, Billie Holiday, David Ruffin, Universal Robot Band, Telegraph Avenue, Muhsinah, Patrick Adams, The Microphones, Stark Reality, Alan Hawkshaw, John Coltrane, Piero Piccioni, Don Julian & The Larks, Mike Westbrook, Marcos Valle, Harry Nilsson, Leon Thomas, Mad Cliff, Black Sugar, Randy Weston, Magnum Force, Barrington Levy, Little Beaver, Samiyam, We All Together, Jeru The Damaja, Bad Brains, Weldon Irvine, Silver Convention, Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band, Gal Costa, Janne Schaffer, The Chosen Few, The Lovelites, Crown Heights Affair, David Axlerod, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Laghonia, Sven Libaek, Mort Garson, Janko Nilovic, Jorge Ben, Love Unlimited Orchestra, Allain Goraguer, Frank Zappa, Wee, Marvin Gaye, Gloria Barnes, Fuzzy Haskins, Amnesty, Art Tatum, George Clinton, Lisa Ono, The Montclairs, Francis Lai, Young Holt Unlimited, Antonio Carlos e Jocafi, Matthew Larkin Cassell, Evinha, Cortex, Jacob Miller, Larry Graham, Jerry Garcia, Arthur Verocai, Placebo, Sonia Rosa, Catalyst, Lafayette Afro Rock Band, Fela Kuti, Richard ‘Groove’ Holmes, Les Baxter, Jon Brion, Gary Bartz, Joe Bataan, Nina Simone, Pharaoh Sanders, Godmoma, Rashaan Roland Kirk, The Final Solution, Stacy Epps, Alton Ellis, Bill Evans, Todd Rundren, Azymuth, Trouble Funk, The Ramones, Roy Ayers, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Django, Gil-Scott Heron, Joni Mitchell, Chet Baker, The Zombies, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Cartola
Wild Style, Downtown 81, Space Is The Place, Waking Life, Rockers, Style Wars, Wattstax, 70’s & 80’s exploitation cinema.
Top Favorite Albums: ‘Logg‘ Logg 1981, ‘What’s Going On‘ Marvin Gaye 1971, ‘Fantastic vol.2‘ Slum Village 2000, ‘Telegraph Avenue‘ Telegraph Avenue, ‘Un Homme et une Femme‘ Francis Lai 1966, ‘Make It Right‘ Marz 1982, ‘Eli and ‘The Thirteenth Confession‘ Laura Nyro 1968, ‘Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band‘ Dr. Buzzard’s original Savannah Band 1976
Short Bio: Js.One has been creating music since age11, beginning with hip-hop. He began to produce and distribute his albums on cassette to local mixtape spots. Around the age of 19 he began to experiment more with live instruments, utilizing the guitar and keyboards on recordings. During this period, he expanded his musical palate to dip into other styles such as fusion, indie, singer-songwriter, ect. As of date, Js.One has recorded and produced dozens of albums (since 1996), and has established [astral projects] Records to further his love of music to share with the masses.