Just Once: James Ingram to perform in Davao
Filipinos brace in excitement for the Grand Opening of the Marriott Grand Ballroom in Manila Marriott Hotel, Pasay City because Redstone Media Productions is bringing James Ingram to perform with special guest Lani Misalucha on July 1, 2015.
Not only that, even more exciting is the teamup with Ovation Productions to bring the music icon to Davao City on
July 3 for its Greatest Hits Tour at the SMX Convention Center at SM Lanang Premier. One of his songs often sang in videokes around the country, Just Once, may be an apt title to the magical event that will happen in the city.
Music icon, multi-Grammy award-winner and back-to-back Oscar nominee James Ingram inspires and touches the hearts of millions of listeners worldwide through his amazing gifts as a singer, performer, songwriter, composer, arranger and producer.
Sponsored by Air 21, Max’s Fried Chicken, Boiling Crabs and Shrimps, Ad and Promo Management, Wild 92.3 FM, 95.5 Hit Radio, Edge Davao, tickets are available at The SM Store Customer Service Counter of SM City Davao and SM Lanang Premier, Customer Service of Gaisano Mall of Davao or at Mt. Olive Trading at the corner of Mabini St. and Circumferential Road and are also available at the entrance of Marfori Subdivision beside Mercury Drugstore. You can also call 0932-6376185 / 0916-2867088 / (083) 221-0718
SVIP – 4000 with Seat No. (Limited)
VIP – 3500 with Seat No.
GOLD – 2500 Free Seating
SILVER 1500 Free Seating
James Ingram, a native of Akron, Ohio, and now living in Los Angeles, is a singer/musician/producer who began his career performing with the short-lived band Revelation Funk in the early ’70s.
After hearing a demo of him singing ‘Just Once’, Quincy Jones asked Ingram to perform on his new album in 1980, The Dude. The song, ‘Just Once’ was Ingram’s first success, resulting in three Grammy nominations — Best New Artist, Best Pop Male Vocal, and Best R&B Vocal — winning in the two latter categories.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Ingram had steady popular success singing duets, as well as songwriting. On that note, Ingram wrote ‘P.Y.T : Pretty Young Thing’ for the late Michael Jackson, for his Thriller album. He also took part in the multi-artist collaboration song, ‘We Are The World’ in 1985.
His solo albums didn’t score high on the charts until 1990, when he scored his first solo hits, ‘I Don’t Have the Heart’, and ‘Its Real’, which was a New Jack Swing R&B hit produced by Teddy Riley and the late Gene Griffin. Also in 1990, he was in the multi-artist collaboration on the well known love ballad ‘Secret Garden’ from the Back On The Block album from Quincy Jones. In the 1990s Ingram recorded two albums: two of them are his best of compilations. Ingram brings down to earth realness and truth to every song that he writes and produces.
As a back-to-back Academy Award nominee and one of the truly superb voices in contemporary music, he earned the best song Oscar nomination for “ Look What Love has Done,” the enchanting love theme from the movie Junior, a song he co-wrote with Carole Bayer Sager and James Newton Howard.
Mr. Ingram has earned three Grammy Awards, and 17 nominations over the years. He first drew widespread attention in the early 1980s for his memorable performances of “One Hundred Ways” and “Just Once,” two smash hit singles that helped make Quincy Jones’ The Dude the most Grammy nominated album in history to date.
Mr. Ingram also immortalized “Somewhere Out There,” a duet he sang with Linda Ronstadt in Steven Spielberg’s animated feature An American Tail, and his duet with Patti Austin, “How Do You Keep the Music Playing,” was an Oscar-nominated song from the movie Best Friends.
As a songwriter, Mr. Ingram co-wrote with Michael McDonald, and won a Grammy award for “Yah-Mo Be There”. In 1993 he teamed up with Carole Bayer Sager and Clif Magness to co-write “The Day I Fall in Love,” from the movie Beethoven’ Second. Sung as a duet between himself and Dolly Parton, it went on to earn an Academy Award nomination for best song in 1994.
Thom Bell, (Producer) provided James with his first solo number one pop hit: “I Don’t Have The Heart” paving the way for more acclaim and recognition for the powerhouse vocalist. In 1990, James was also featured on “The Secret Garden,” the No. 1 R &B hit from Quincy Jones’ multi-platinum album, “Back On The Block”. James Ingram’s other hits include “Whatever We Imagine”, “Baby Come To Me”, “There’s No Easy Way”, among others.
In addition to all his corporate performances and activity as a recording artist, James travels worldwide and has been constantly busy with trips to Southeast Asia. In the Philippines, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia, he’s one of the most popular U. S. Artists, performing and playing before sold out audiences, year in and year out.
At home he’s also currently working with choreographer /producer Debbie Allen on a musical entitled “The Legend” in development. The essential quality that is apparent in James’ music is the down-on-the-ground realness and authenticity that James Ingram brings to every song he writes, sings or produces. That honest approach to music stems the balance James maintains between his career and his home life. ” ‘I never confuse who I am, with what I do”. (pr)
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