Join us for a fun celebration of Reggae Music and Irie Vibrations in the Loop with Jahmark and the Soulshakers.
Jahmark & the Soulshakers are an unstoppable force of nature. The group’s leader, Jahmark, is a gifted singer/songwriter, dynamic performer and entertainer. He was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, and the authenticity of his craft definitely shines through. This internationally recognized recording artist has amassed a catalogue of close to a hundred songs over the years and delivers them live and direct with a passion and zest not to be missed.
His musical talents began to emerge around the legendary Marley family when he was introduced to Bob through his sister, Pearl. At the time of Bob’s passing Jahmark made a vow to the almighty to not let this classic form of roots reggae music fade away.
From that time on he has shared stages with the likes of The Wailers, Third World, Jimmy Cliff, Pato Banton, Eek-A-Mouse, Lucky Dube, Julian Marley, Black Eyed Peas, and more. He has performed on the annual Jamaica Festival Music competition, Reggae Sunsplash, San Diego Street Scene, Japan Song of Lion concert, etc.
Their albums include Love Power, Life!, Gan-Jah-licious (best songs of the Love Power and Life albums digitally re-mastered), the double album Book of Redemption I & II, and their latest album, Happiness, which happens to be a vibrant roots rocking collection of some of this versatile groups best recorded work to date.
Movie soundtrack credits include two of their grooving up-tempo songs, “Ocean Blue”, in the film Weekend at Bernie’s II, and “Rock You Baby” (a.k.a. “I Wanna Rock U Baby”), in Miami Rhapsody, which can both be found on the Happiness album.
Jahmark is accompanied by his sizzling Soulshakers band, and together this 6-piece musical ensemble proudly carry the roots reggae music torch forward without any apology. The line-up includes Casey Jones on drums, Tafar Watkis on bass, Mark Tyson on lead guitar, Jeff Douglas on keyboards, and Cedric Bravo on sax.
The time of revelation is at hand and here comes one of Jamaica’s native sons and his well chosen Soulshakers at their very best…classic roots reggae music live and direct, conscious heartfelt and relevant lyrics, inspirational and percussively percolating beats, grooving basslines, a true revival of the golden age of reggae right here in the right here and now…Jah live!