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The Mighty Jamma UK'S NO1 Recording Steelpan Artist

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Mighty Jamma UK'S NO1 Recording Steelpan Artist

 

Jamma started playing music at a very early age, jamming on pots and pans etc. When I was 9 years old  I moved on to playing the bass guitar and at the age of 11 I moved on to playing the steel pan and since then I have never looked back. The pan is such a wonderful sounding instrument, which gave me a burning desire to play it to levels of excellences.

This certainly payed off with the winnings of three (1987 1998, 1999) National Steel Band Soloist

Championship of Great Britain.

 

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After this I took up more of a commercial look at the music.  I was producing and performing at many corporate events such as weddings, parties, on  cruise ships etc, but still  looking for a bigger musical outlet for my talents. 

The 1990's saw the birth of the Jamma Caribbean Jazz Band. Using the steelpan  as a lead instrument, mixed with the sounds of double bass, piano and saxaphones giving a new flavour to UK's Jazz festivals. I would regularly perform at clubs like  Ronnie Scotts, The Jazz Cafe, The Cork jazz festival , performing with some of the greats such as Courtney Pine, Richard Bailey, Wayne Batchelor, to name a few, that brought my performances to another level.

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To View  Jamma Caribbean jazz band in Concert click on link below

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg056gHc_xk&feature=&p=49FD...

 

Pan In Flight, Jamma and Friends Albums are  great demonstrations of some of my compositions played by great international musicians.  Performing in many different countries like Trinidad, Japan, many places in Europe and the UK really helped to bring the great wonderful sounds of the pan to wider audience.

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Mighty Jamma in Japan Video to view click link below 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watchv=QIt0FeexMNE&playnext=1&list=...

 

 

Bumcy Party Carnival  Action DVD

 

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Other songs like Bumcy Party, Dancing, have proved to be real party hits. Bumcy party DVD is currently shown on Sky TV, Actv channel.

 

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Mighty Jamma  Bumcy Party Music Video to view click on link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcIqjpdVAQ0

 

Other albums like Cool Evenings part 1 & 2,  Relaxing Nights 1 & 2 also  Have  proved to be very  calm and relaxing. These albums have defiantly  proved to be very popular in promoting the Steelpans  out of the

Carnival arena

 

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 To hear  a few samples of  some of Mighty Jamma's  Recordings click on links below 

 

 Romantic Steelpan Music Cool Evenings II                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6R5LwSr51E

 

 Mighty Jamma Traditional  mellow Caribbean CD'S  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMxZry26r3c

 

Mighty Jamma Relaxing Steelpan Music CD'S                               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23EIVZy4GEo

 

 

The Birmingham School of pan (BSP) came about  due to the demand by youngsters in the community  wanting to play the instrurment. Jamani, my son who was 7 at the time, had been learning to play and has been performing on the pan for some time. Jamani is an excellent player, he is loved by everyone who sees him perform, watch this space for more on Jamani the young Pan wizard. When he would be out playing or practicing in the garden at home all his friends would come round and want to play.

 

Birmingham School of Pan Live link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8iB6D7lQ38&feature=related

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmsnsGXoxXo&feature=related

 


Next step was to hire a studio, get instruments and start teaching. This proved to be very successful with the youngsters performing on TV, Radio Stations including the BBC Web site, News papers, the BSP has also performed for Sir Viv Richards, Brian Lara, performed at the  Notting Hill Carnival, The Birmingham Carnival, The NEC, Symphony Hall and many more venues.

I am at the moments working on some great new albums. BSP are actively performing and taking on new members turning them in to performers.

Good news on just completing my latest Album Reggae pan Classics II this album is very up beat, and marries the cultures of Trinidad and Jamaica  to produce a real fresh summer sound. for more info please visit

 

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Reggae  Pan Classic Volume II  for  sample  click on link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsFH8FtVBPg

 

 

If you like any of the music you have heard on this site and would like to place an order please click on the following link   http://www.jammasteelpan.net/products.htm

 

 

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Mighty Jamma Carnival Interview to view click link Below 

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmsnsGXoxXo&feature=related

 

 

 

 

For all other general inquires, bookings/workshops please visit http://www.jammasteelpan.net/index.htm

 

Or you may wish to call Jamma on + 44 (0)  077 9944 2277 or +44 (0)121 358 4525 

 

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