Concert Venues & Festivals
JAMAICA SUNSPLASH - MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
JAMAICA FESTIVAL COMPETITION - ISLANDWIDE, JAMAICA
BOB MARLEY DAY CONCERT - COCONUT GROVE, FL
CARBONDALE MOUNTAIN FAIR - CARBONDALE, CO
YA MAKA MY WEEKEND FESTIVAL - ROCK ISLAND, IL
BOB MARLEY REGGAE FEST - DES MOINES, IA
SMOKEOUT FESTIVAL PROMO PARTY - HOLLYWOOD, CA
16th ANNUAL BEACH FEST - LONG BEACH, CA
REGGAE JAM BOOGIE (THE LAKE) - WOODSTOCK, NY
SONG OF LION REGGAE CONCERT - TOKYO, JAPAN
REGGAE JAPANSPLASH - TOKYO, JAPAN
VENTURA CONCERT THEATRE - VENTURA, CA
C.S.U.N. NOON-TIME CONCERT SERIES - NORTHRIDGE, CA
HEMET REGGAE FEST - HEMET, CA
OXNARD REGGAE JAM ON THE COAST - OXNARD, CA
SAN DIEGO STREET SCENE - SAN DIEGO, CA
REGGAE ON THE ROCKS - RED ROCKS, CO
PALOMINO - NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
HOUSE OF BLUES - HOLLYWOOD, CA
KEY CLUB - HOLLYWOOD, CA
SOHO - SANTA BARBARA, CA
VILLAGE INN - COCONUT GROVE, FL
THE WHITE HOUSE - LAGUNA BEACH, CA
FROG & PEACH - SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
BLUE CAFE - LONG BEACH, CA
DOMENICO'S - PASADENA, CA
JIMMY'S GRILLE - DENVER, CO
CALYPSO - SANTA BARBARA, CA
ALE HOUSE - PALM SPRINGS, CA
THE PIER - LONG BEACH, CA
MONSOON CAFE - SANTA MONICA, CA
THE LIGHTHOUSE - HERMOSA BEACH, CA
GOLDEN SAIL - LONG BEACH, CA
THE HOP - LAKEWOOD, CA
MALIBU INN - MALIBU, CA
T-BAR - JUNE LAKE, CA
PADRI'S - AGOURA HILLS, CA
CAFE FIORE - VENTURA, CA
CLUB 49 - LONG BEACH, CA
BADA'S - THOUSAND OAKS, CA
GRAND EMPORIUM - KANSAS CITY, MO
Night Clubs (cont.)
SUNDAYS ON THE BAY - MIAMI, FL
S.O.B.'S (SOUNDS OF BRAZIL) - NEW YORK, NY
THE RITZ - NEW YORK, NY
THE ROXY - WASHINGTON, D.C.
HOT CO-ROCKET - ROPPONGI, JAPAN
CLUB CITTA - KAWASAKI, JAPAN
BABOON - YOKOHAMA, JAPAN
JAVA JIVE - ROPPONGI, JAPAN
CROCODILE - TOKYO, JAPAN
SHIBAURA INK STICK - SHIBAURA, JAPAN
KAY - AOYAMA, JAPAN
EGG-MAN - TOKYO, JAPAN
THE PUB @ C.S.U.N. (Cal St. University) - NORTHRIDGE, CA
WINSTON'S - SAN DIEGO, CA
PELICAN'S RETREAT - CALABASAS, CA
BACKSTAGE - SANTA BARBARA, CA
NICHOLBY'S - VENTURA, CA
BELLY-UP TAVERN - SOLANO BEACH, CA
KINGSTON 12 - SANTA MONICA, CA
CENTURY CLUB - CENTURY CITY, CA
MUSIC MACHINE - SANTA MONICA, CA
FREEMONT STREET REGGAE & BLUES - LAS VEGAS, NV
DI PIAZZA'S - LONG BEACH, CA
BOMBAY'S - VENTURA, CA
Soulshakin' in the Press
Quotes & Reviews
He has been a part of the So-Cal Reggae scene for many years. He is a very hard working well respected artist in So-Cal. Such a great groove on this track, Reggae on USA, Big up!
Reggae on USA is a big tune from Jahmark & The Soulshakers, always bringing positive music. Up up up USA reggae massive.
The song went number one this week on the Kings of Spins Top 30 Tracks, a list of songs compiled by leading Disc Jockeys in Europe, Asia, and Oceana. In March the Happiness remix topped the RapAttackLives.com chart, a popular college hip-hop table.
For nearly forty years, Jahmark Tafari has carried the banner of Rasta and roots reggae, an unapologetic disciple of the sound that made Marley, Tosh and Burning Spear legends. Recently a remix of Happiness, a song he recorded with his band the Soulshakers, went to number one on the RapAttackLives.com chart, a respected college hip-hop table.
Happiness is one of my favorite singles of 2020. So uplifting.
The world need some Happiness right now!!!!!!!
Great vocalist, warm delivery ... just the spice I have been looking for in the interpretation of my songs. His vocal styling reminds me somewhat of performing artist Seal.
A true straight from the heart artist and excellent singer who sings with authority and conviction ... interesting vibrato technique sometimes putting me in mind of Seal.
With a backdrop of Mount San Jacinto, Jahmark Dan of Jahmark & The Soulshakers gives a vibrant performance in front of a dancing crowd at the Ramona Bowl during Reggae Fest '95...
Life! - International Reggae artist Jahmark & the Soulshakers come forward with LIFE! (Banana Boat / Roughsounds.) On this disc, Jahmark offers a cycle of love songs including "Red Ginger", "Sweet Alicia", and "Sheryl & Me" to augment the cultural focus that's always been a part of his music. The disc was recorded at Roughsounds Studio in Redondo Beach, CA and co-produced with Roughsounds' Mike Irwin utilizing the musical talents of Tony Byrd, Cedric Bravo and others. Standout tracks include "Who Tek Mi Kali" and the stirring title track "Life!"
I had the opportunity to work with Jahmark during the making of the movie Weekend At Bernie's 2 ... here's a fresh raw talent with a powerful, revolutionary voice reminiscent of say a Richie Havens.
Love Power - Jahmark's top hit album "Love Power" is a 13-track Cd, filled with uptempo and powerful reggae. It's best described as a high energy blend of traditional roots reggae and dancehall flash. The music has a fine authentic Jamaican feel, although it was recorded in the US. The album opens with a cover of Foreigner's world-wide hit I Want To Know What Love Is. It's one of my favorite tracks on the album and previously anthologized on the compilation 'Thumpin Reggae Jamz'. All other tunes are original selfpenned tunes. Furthermore the album includes the song 'Toy Gun', one of their most memorable live songs. The themes heard here are mostly love related, especially the healing power of love between people of the world. Most noteworthy tunes are Ganjah Song, Soul Jammin' and Love I'm Feeling.
Good stuff, outstanding songwriter and vivid storyteller. I have recorded many artists from Little Richard to Salt 'n Pepa and this material definitely stands out among the best.
... several of America's best-kept reggae secrets, Jahmark & the Soulshakers and L.A.'s Sapadilla and Kindread, contribute one song each. I had the pleasure of seeing Jahmark & the Soulshakers at Oxnard's Reggae Jam on the Coast this year and their live performance is not to be missed.
REDEMPTION POSSE sing "True Believer." They were lively on stage jumping up and down in their presentation. They received prize for best performer, $3000 from Sonic Sounds.