New site for a new year and a new era. / by Jaime Marcelo

As it is 2016 and clunky Wordpress websites have gone quite out of vogue, I've decided to migrate my website onto a new, more functional iteration with Squarespace. Expect consistent updates across the board in regards to video game and film projects (there are many ongoing), as well as complete reels for music and sound design.

The last year has been a formidable trial in balancing my many hats of performance, composition, and sound design. Since completing my final semester at CCNY last fall, my focus immediately turned toward music performance as I spent most of my time gigging and touring throughout the spring, playing guitar for Jamie Kilstein & the Agenda. From April-May, we burst through 16 cities before ending back in NYC, then landed a weekly, immensely popular summer residence at Sidewalk Cafe. Hosting guests such as Janeane Garofalo, Melissa Harris-Perry, Mychal Denzel Smith and more, the unpredictable performances blended politics, musical improv, and comedy. It's been a blast, and there's more still to come.

Last year, my performances primarily took shape through supporting Atarah Valentine on guitar as we played a number of notable shows. In August, we drove out to the midwest to perform at Lollapalooza 2015 on the BMI stage. Nothing like having a major performance, then spending the other two days of the festival seeing Paul McCartney, TV On The Radio, and a stellar set from Metallica. In the fall, we played a packed Marlin Room at Webster Hall for CMJ 2015, as well as a busy residence at Piano's. These shows were a blast as well.

As I find myself midway through the summer, I am feeling fortunate to have taken part in so many stellar shows and I look forward to the next year. There are some phenomenal projects that I am currently working on, in film and video games, music and sound design. Stay tuned for more on these projects over coming months.