Jamboxx News & Announcements

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New Custom Instruments released

January 7th, 2020. While the Jamboxx application comes with 42 standard instruments, we often get requests for even more, say the Dulcimer, a specific type of guitar, the Contrabassoon or the Irish Harp. Now with the the new Jamboxx custom instrument feature you can add any instrument in soundfont format (.SF2 or .SF3) to your…
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Jamboxx ships for Android and Chromebooks

The Jamboxx application is now live on the Google Play Store for Android (version 6,0 and higher) and Chromebooks that support Android apps. Download the latest version here. Most newer Chromebooks support Android apps. A list of compatible Chromebooks can be found here.  

Jamboxx product video produced by NYSID

NYSID posts Jamboxx video

Check out the Jamboxx product video by NYSID, our go-to-market and distribution partner for NYS government and education entities. NYSID empowers people with disabilities through approved Preferred Source job opportunities provided by our NY statewide membership. Our member agencies can also partner with private sector New York State businesses, including Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprises…
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Dave Whalen on the cover of Parapalegia News magazine, Nov 2018

Dave Whalen on cover of Paralyzed Vets magazine

Jamboxx co-founder and board member, David Whalen, is featured on the November issue of Parapalegia News, which is published by the Paralyzed Veterans of America organization. The article describes his Jamboxx invention process and his experiences playing the national anthem in front of many thousands of people in multiple sports venues.

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Jamboxx receives Special Recognition award in OHMI competition

In the 2018 One-Handed Music competition the Jamboxx was given a Special Recognition award for its innovation in music. Per the OHMI, ​”The Special Innovation award has only been given once before. It is reserved for instruments judged to have considerable value to the disabled community…”. See all the 2018 award winners here!

David Whalen playing the National Anthem at the Albany Empire arena football game, May 2018

Jamboxxing the Star Spangled Banner

Check out this full page spread on Dave’s upcoming performance of the Star Spangled banner by the Troy Record. Paralyzed from the neck down, local man to play national anthem at Valleycats game Troy, N.Y. >> A local quadriplegic man will play the national anthem on the “air guitar” before Saturday’s Tri-City ValleyCats game using…
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Dave Whalen profiled on Dearly.com for his awesome rendition of the National Anthem.

Dave’s National Anthem highlighted on Dearly.com

Quadriplegic Man Plays the National Anthem With an Instrument He Designed Himself Quadriplegic Dave Whalen kills his performance of the national anthem with his new musical device, the Jamboxx. Posted by Dearly Presents on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Dearly.com has a fantastic profile on Dave and his rendition of the National Anthem. Go Dave!

Dave Whalen plays the Jamboxx at the Albany Empire arena football game

Jamboxx rocks the Albany Empire arena football game

Paralyzed Albany man plays anthem with own invention By Mercedes Williams  |  May 6, 2018 @1:59 PM ALBANY, N.Y. — A paralyzed Albany man played the national anthem before Saturday’s Empire game at the Times Union Center. David Whalen was paralyzed in a ski accident when he was 18 years old. With the help of his friend,…
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Wyclef Jean talks Jamboxx with Jackie Bertone

Jackie Bertone introduced his audience to the Jamboxx during an April 4 episode featuring three-time Grammy Award- winning guest Wyclef Jean, the rapper/singer best-known as a member of the hip hop group the Fugees. During the show, Bertone played a few clips of musicians playing the Jamboxx, including one with the Jamboxx set to play…
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For Immediate Release Contact: Duncan Crary, (518) 274-2723 [email protected] BEACH BOYS PERCUSSIONIST BEATS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS WITH JAMBOXX MIDI WIND CONTROLLER Noted Musician Jackie Bertone is New Ambassador for Hands-Free Breath Powered Instrument Recap April 4 “Unboxing” Video & “Jackie’s Groove” Podcast Interview with Wyclef Jean: 
”I definitely commend those guys with the Jamboxx. And I…
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Dwight Cheu demonstrates the Jamboxx at the Tech Valley Center of Gravity in Troy NY

Jamboxx featured at Tech Valley Center of Gravity

March 22, 2018 Terry Stackhouse, News Reporter for Spectrum TV NEWS New tools are available to entrepreneurs in Troy. The Tech Valley Center of Gravity, a business incubator, opened two new facilities Wednesday. The center hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new manufacturing incubator and prototyping center. Entrepreneurs such as Dwight Cheu, CEO of…
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Mike DiCesare wins 40 under 40 award from Albany Business Review

Mike DiCesare chosen for 40 under 40 award, Albany Business Review

By Melissa Mangini  – Managing Editor, Albany Business Review May 5, 2018 The Albany Business Review has announced the first round of our 2018 40 Under 40 honorees, a list that includes young business and community leaders from throughout the Capital Region. We’ll continue releasing more honoree names, in a random order, over the next few days. Our 2018 winners…
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Jamboxx crew interviewed on Enter Talk Media podcast

Mike and Dwight were featured on a podcast at Enter Talk Media, the radio show hosts for NAMM 2018. Listen to the podcast here. Jamboxx is a hands-free electronic, breath-powered instrument that brings the joy of music creation to all ages and all abilities.Use breath expression. Bend notes. Switch from electric guitar to a flute…
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Brad Hester plays the Jamboxx at NAMM 2018

Jamboxx @ NAMM Music Educator Showcase

We presented at the 2018 NAMM Music Educator Showcase to highlight the musical and adaptive uses of the Jamboxx instrument. Chris Penny and Brad Hester demonstrated hands-free use, the variety of instruments and sounds available right out of the box, the easy selection of key, scale and even chords (polyphonic vs. monophonic) and use of…
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KTLA-TV features Jamboxx at NAMM

Channel 5 KTLA-TV featured the Jamboxx during its coverage of the NAMM Show 2018. Brad Hester from Annie in the Water is our featured artist at the show. NAMM draws over 100,000 attendees from around the world. This is our first time exhibiting and as you might imagine we’re getting a lot of great exposure….
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Jamboxx article on The Verge online magazine

The Verge has profiled the Jamboxx with an article titled “The Jamboxx is a MIDI instrument you control with your breath: Making Music Accessible“. Here’s the full article below… The Jamboxx is a MIDI instrument you control with your breath Making music accessible By Dani Deahl@danideahl  Jan 19, 2018, 3:06pm EST Image: Jamboxx The Jamboxx, a hands-free wind…
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Jamboxx featured in Music Trades magazine, February 2018 issue

Check out the article here. The full text is also below… Hands-Free MIDI Wind Controller by Jamboxx The Jamboxx Pro low-cost (MSRP $399), hands-free wind MIDI controller transforms your slightest breath into expressive and impactful music. Designed for everyone including those with limited lung function or with physical / cognitive impairments, the Jamboxx can easily…
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Jamboxx leads wave of local NIH research on respiratory health

The Jamboxx was recently featured in this Times Union article. While we are just starting our clinical trials at Albany Medical College under the direction of our principal investigator, Dr. Tom Smith, we believe there are numerous applications of our technology to improve respiratory function. The full article is also included here: Capital Region rides…
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Jamboxx / NYSID partnership highlighted in Disabled World

The Jamboxx was recently featured in Disabled World magazine here. And here’s the content from that article: Quote: “With JAMBOXX, an individual can access more than 100 different instruments and sounds.” NYSID is a not-for-profit business with a mission of “Advancing employment and other opportunities for individuals with disabilities.” – www.nysid.org NYSID creates employment opportunities for nearly…
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Pro Suite 1.0.5 for Windows Added

A brand new version of Pro Suite v1.0.5 is now available. For more information about our Pro Suite Software, visit our software download page.

Jamboxx wins Music Disability contest

The Jamboxx was selected as the best instrument in the Concept Category by the OHMI Trust’s 2014 competition for musical instruments adapted for those with physical disabilities. Like the team at Jamboxx, OHMI focuses on removing barriers to music making faced by physically disabled people, and to enable undifferentiated participation in musical life, whether at…
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