ALLEGRA JANE MELDS CLASSICAL TRAINING WITH DEEP HIP-HOP INSPIRATION TO CREATE A NEO-SOUL, R&B SOUND THAT IS BOTH FAMILIAR AND COMPLETELY REFRESHING.
Hailing from New England with immersive experiences studying music in NYC, Germany and West Africa, Jane blends diverse influences to create a sound that former Clipse road manager Sommer McCoy calls “effortlessly soulful”. Her fiery debut single, “So Damn Heavy,” is taken from her forthcoming EP, slated for digital release in March 2017 with accompanying performances throughout the NYC area.
The record is a collaboration with veteran producer Shareef “TekMaschine” Islam of Azteknique Productions. Over his twenty year career, Islam has worked with many genre luminaries including Lauryn Hill, Raphael Siddiq, Q-Tip, Mos Def, De La Soul, Jay Z, Busta, Rhymes, and Missy Elliot. He and Allegra Jane first forged a creative partnership while she was enrolled in his production course at NYC’s Dubspot music school. They have spent the past year honing a signature sound that weaves Allegra Jane’s velvety timbre through a mosaic of hazy RNB instrumentals.