What can one say… it’s not very often that you get to interview one of your influences. Very grateful to the The Original 7ven’s entire team for making this happen. Jimmy Jam was incredibly gracious and insightful during our chat and I hope that you will share this interview with any and everyone you know who is a lover of music or aspiring to work in this business.

Special shout to the great folks over at Emancipation Radio for airing the interview and the wonderful show flyer pictured above.

GFM Spotlight The Original 7ven(Jimmy Jam) mix by GrownFolksMusic

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.