- ABOUT JACK -
Jack Littman is a multi instrumentalist and prolific songwriter, singer, actor and filmmaker. By combining the roots of R&B, Motown, Soul, and Rock and blending live looped vocals, hip-hop beats deep synths and electric guitar; Littman has created a unique style and genre of music all on his own.
Littman was born in Hollywood, CA into a family of strong musical leanings. His father Greg Littman was a songwriter, and his great grandfather, Jack Neiburg, was a prominent lyricist who collaborated with the likes of George Gershwin. At the tender age of 13, his true passion for music took off when he first picked up a guitar and began writing a multitude of songs. Inspired by the likes of Neil Young, Frankie Valli, Marvin Gaye and Bob Dylan, Littman studied at the Academy of Music at Hamilton High performing leads in musicals such as Crazy For You and On The Town.
Before discovering his passion for music, the 9 year old Littman started as an actor and first appeared in A Christmas Carol (1998) at Pacific Resident Theater, opposite comedy legend Orson Bean. This led to Littman’s appearance in the 1998 Rose Bowl Parade along with the legendary Mickey Rooney. It was his years in theater that ramped up his acting and filmmaking career. Littman starred as Sam, the son of a Lawman, in Shiloh Falls (2007) a thriller western film featuring Danny Trejo. Littman also played as Scott in the short film The Family Friend (2011) written by Los Angeles Playwright extraordinaire, Sharon Yablon. In March 2014, he made his first starring role in a short film titled, Distraction.
In 2010, Littman began his U.S. tour opening for Atlantic Recording artist Robert Francis and Nikki Lang across The Knitting Factory venues of the North and Southwest. In 2011, he released The Mixtape which garnered amazing reviews from blogs such as The Vinyl District, The Burning Ear, Pop Dose and Kick Kick Snare. Following its release, Littman opened for Avi Buffalo at FMLY Fest LA in 2011, and for Tapes n’ Tapes at the 2012 SXSW Music Festival.
Littman is a supporter of social justice for the disenfranchised. In 2012, to support the movement, he sang at multiple Occupy Wall Street protests on the steps of City Hall in Los Angeles. In 2011, he wrote The Whistleblower which was featured on Chelsea Manning’s official fan page, a website on fighting for the protections of whistleblowers across America.
Following the February 2013 release of The Remedy, Vol. 1, Littman joined desert soul band, Black Carl on The Wheel Tour, playing 28 shows across the Southwest through the Northwest in March 2013. He performed to a crowd of over three thousand people at The Youth and Culture Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Littman attracted the attention of prominent KCRW DJ, Chris Douridas, and became the featured artist on his show, It's A School Night at Club Bardot in Hollywood. Also in 2014, Littman performed as direct support for Until The Ribbon Breaks at their residency at The Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles.
Currently, Littman is in production directing his first feature film that he wrote, Rumble Strip, a post-apocalyptic western which is slated for release in 2017. When Littman is not on the road performing or behind the camera filming or acting in plays, Littman can be found at work in the “lab” where he is busy concocting his next project.