JAYAR MACK & THE TRUE FUNK SOULJAHS!
Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger & producer, JAYAR is a gifted singer as well. With an amazing 5-octave range, his natural vocal talents are shared ranging from classic R&B/Soul and Funk to hard-hitting Blues. This extremely versatile artist has given many outstanding live performances throughout the country and overseas. As a musician, drums, bass, rhythm guitars, all keyboards and synthesizers are just a few of the 10 musical instruments JAYAR has mastered.
As a multi-instrumentalist, JAYAR has enjoyed a 38-year professional recording and touring career, working and/or sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in R&B/Soul, Ol’ School Funk and Jazz including THE MANHATTANS, RAY, GOODMAN & BROWN, ENCHANTMENT, THE DELFONICS, RUSSELL THOMPKINS, JR. & THE STYLISTICS, PEACHES & HERB, THE INTRUDERS, HEATWAVE, EDDIE HOLMAN, THE CHI-LITES, BARBARA MASON, THE TEMPREES, BLOODSTONE, LENNY WILLIAMS, and THE EBONYS (who JAYAR toured with as Keyboardist/Musical Director), BOBBY LYLE, KIM FIELDS (a/k/a BLONDILOCKS), A. RAY FULLER, THE SMOOTH JAZZ ALL-STARS including MICHAEL PAULO, RICK BRAUN, PETER WHITE, “READY” FREDDIE WASHINGTON, as well as SUNNIE PAXSON (former keyboardist for STANLEY CLARKE BAND), MARCUS JOHNSON, MICHAEL LINGTON, NICK COLIONNE, RAYFORD GRIFFIN, CINTRON (as Keyboardist/Co-Lead Singer) and GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS JON SECADA, GEORGE BENSON and the incomparable STANLEY CLARKE among many others.
Taking a tip from one of his all time favorite artists, PRINCE, JAYAR decided the time was right to, as PRINCE would say in one of his songs, “kick the ol’ skool joint for the TRUE FUNK SOULJAHS” so in keeping with that credo, formed a group that would live up to its name and be a real, true blue FUNK COLLECTIVE! So now, JAYAR is busy in the recording studio recording the long awaited debut album on JACODA RECORDS which will be ready and released for all TRUE FUNK LOVERS worldwide in 2020!!! Stay Tuned!!!