One of the best facets of the You Tube phenomenon has been discovery. It is in the spirit of discovery that from time to time we will bring you those “jewels” that we discover while traveling around the You Tube Universe. Such is the wonderful series of interviews that Jarrell Mason has compiled in conjunction with njs4ever.com over the years with pivotal members of the New Jack Swing Era. Enjoy!

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.