Atlanta's Cabo Wabo Band Ambassador, JaD, To Play 2003 Atlantis Music Conference
By Next Level Promotions

The Atlanta based rock band, JaD (pronounced Jade), recently chosen as Atlanta's Regional Cabo Wabo Band Ambassador, has been selected to play the 2003 Atlantis Music Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. This will be the band's 2nd year showcasing at the conference in the 2+ years JaD has been together. Given the reputation JaD has gained for being one of Atlanta's hottest bands and for consistently putting on an exciting live show, odds are high that you will enjoy their show during Atlantis on Saturday August 2nd at 1am at 9Lives Saloon in Little 5 Points. " JaD's show is not to be missed! They are one of the hottest up and coming bands going." -Kathy Gates, Conference Manager, Atlantis Music Conference. 

The Elements of JaD
This seasoned and devoted group of musicians have spent years developing their skills while gaining professional experience in other projects before coming together to form the driven and melodic sounds of JāD.

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In a relatively short period of time, JaD (John Stringer, James Beale, Chris Love and Thomas Panza) has taken the Southeast music scene by storm: winning WKLS Atlanta (96 Rock)'s Best Unsigned Band in Atlanta contest (which provided them the opportunity to play the main stage at Atlanta's '02 Music Midtown); winning the regional competition for Cabo Wabo's 2003 Battle of the Bands (top 25 unsigned bands in the US -; finalist in the Jim Beam/Rolling Rock Battle of the Bands; 4 live appearances on 96 Rock's morning show; selling 2K+ copies of their debut full-length CD 'Lose Your Mind'; and performing 100+ live dates across the Southeast and East Coast. The band is continually building upon its growing fan base and has crafted one of the most powerful live shows in the South. 

Get the Facts
Described by Atlanta's PRICK Magazine ( as a mix between STP, Living Colour, Pearl Jam and Sevendust, JaD's music combines driving guitars, soulful vocals, and syncopated bass and drums. The band recently gained the attention of Atlanta veteran producer Don McCollister (Sister Hazel, Indigo Girls, Shawn Mullins), who recorded the first two tracks of their follow-up EP. Check out the band's website for additional information:, and be sure to join the JaD family and support local music during Atlantis and beyond.

About Next Level Promotions
Next Level Promotions is based in Atlanta, GA. and has been working with local bands for almost 2 years. Next Level Promotions specializes in promoting and booking local artists in markets such as Atlanta, Chattanooga, Charlotte, Valdosta, Columbus and other cities throughout the southeast. We stress the importance of Street Team organization, grassroots marketing, selling merch and exposure in different markets. Next Level Promotions came together to support artists that have heart and soul for what they do. We strive to get them heard in as many venues and colleges as we can. Next Level Promotions has a strong love for the music world and the artists that are in it. We consider the artists we work with our friends, not just our clients. The "Up Next:" compilation CD was released in May 2003 and featured 2 songs by JaD. In total there are over a dozen artists featured on the compilation CD and the CD is being distributed across the U.S. JaD is scheduled to headline Next Level Night on August 23rd at Vinyl in midtown Atlanta.

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Atlantis Music Conference
The Atlantis Music Conference (AMC) focuses the attention of the national and international music industry and the general public towards the sunny sights of the Southeast music scene. The 6th Annual Conference, July 30 - August 2, 2002, is held within the Little Five Points/Virginia Highlands/Downtown areas of Atlanta and will feature over 200 Showcasing Artists from around the country. The selected bands are showcased in over 14 venues.

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