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.
Born in Hollywood, CA into a vibrant artistic community, his father Gregory Littman was a songwriter, and his great grandfather, Jack Neiburg, was a prominent lyricist who collaborated with the likes of George Gershwin. At 13, Jack's true passion for music took off when he first picked up a guitar and began writing songs.
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 to thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters on the steps of the Los Angeles City Hall. In 2011, he wrote the song, "The Whistleblower" that was featured on Chelsea Manning’s official fan page, a website to fight 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.
Littman is set to release the ad.dress featuring three singles, exploring different locations throughout our universe that may seem strange, but ultimately very familiar. Each track has a story behind it. Songs like "Stonəwɐll" retell the historic event that spurred on the LGBTQ movement, "HOME" about the life saving power of music to resurrect our true selves, and in "The Visitor", two worlds unite when an Alien professes his love for an Earthling.
Continuing Littman's passion for social justice, Children's Lifesaving Foundation (CLF) a non-profit organization, dedicated to transforming the lives of homeless and at-risk children and families in Los Angeles, has partnered with Littman on his upcoming release. Together, they will be debuting an album cover for the ad.dress made exclusively by children from the CLF foundation. The album will be released on September 21, 2016.
Littman is in post 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 his secret studio, where he is busy concocting his next project...