OUR STORY The Crystal Jam began in 2013 at a hotel in Hollywood. Solo acts and bands would come together to share their talents and gifts with hotel guests and concert-goers. After the hotel underwent a lengthy reconstruction, The Crystal Jam found a new home at The Holiday Inn in Burbank. 18 floors above the city, and with a beautiful backdrop of downtown Burbank city lights, the Holiday Inn now houses this weekly artist showcase. The concept of the The Crystal Jam was to create a platform for artists to perform, connect, and network without the pressures of selling tickets or paying to play like most other Los Angeles music venues. Each act auditions and is hand selected to be part of a lineup of more than 10 artists each week. With all live instruments and accompaniment, each act performs 2 songs including both originals and cover songs. The Crystal Jam is proud to have had performers including Grammy-winning musicians and producers, major label artists, and is also a place where many major label a&r's come to scout out new and fresh talent. Our event is held every Sunday from 8-11 PM PREVIOUS PERFORMERS The Crystal Jam has had a plethora of talented performers ranging from Independent acts to major label artists. Up to 7 piece bands have performed on our stage! Duos, trios, and other combinations of musical acts have also entertained our weekly crowd. The Crystal Jam has been lucky to also have a great amount of talent from many popular national singing competitions shows. These include The Voice, American Idol, and X Factor. Apart from the awesome talent that participates in our showcase, our crowd is usually also filled with producers, artists, songwrtiers and A&R's from major and independent labels scouting out talent. We frequently have booking agents, photographers, videographers, and website bloggers attending our events. Many of our acts have booked paid gigs or booked interviews on different music blogging sites, and one group signed a major label deal with Capitol Records. The Crystal Jam has definitely proved to be a great place to find quality entertainment and to network amongst other people in the music industry. If you'd like to be considered to perform, create a mydiveo profile, upload a video of your talent/performance tagging 'mydiveo' and 'thecrystaljam' and email firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: the crystal jam/mydiveo.
KRISTINE MIRELLE Kristine MIrelle is the creator and organizer of The Crystal Jam. She is a full-time singer/pianist currently performing more than 200 nights a year. Because of her experiences in the live music scene, she built relationships with other local live performers and venues and put together a concept for a show where artists would not have to sell tickets or pay to play. Instead, her showcase would create an intimate space where artists and friends could come together each week to share their talents and network with other like-minded musicians and fans. Kristine's musical background includes 4 time National Piano Sonata 1st place winner and was also inducted into the International Piano Guild at 12 years old. Since living in Los Angeles she has performed at and/or had residencies at Loews Hotel in Hollywood, Westin Bonaventure, The London, Mastro's Beverly Hills, Red O Newport Beach, and was also a dueling pianist at Universal Studios in Hollywood. She still currently performs 4 nights a week and is also a recording artist. More about Kristine Mirelle can be found on her website at www.KristineMirelle.com