Prince Jabba’s captivating voice, engaging stage presence and provocative energy have established him as one of the hottest performers to take the stage in years. Prince Jabba is known for his outstanding voice for dancehall music, featuring a host of memorable originals, and he shares a stellar reggae voice from the heart of roots reggae. When the time is right, Jabba even engages audiences with a high-energy version of hip-hop and rap. Prince Jabba definitely has jammed onto the scene with a professional flare, taking great pride in all his worldly endeavors.
Prince Jabba opens doors like no one else, and Jabba is a driven, dependable, results- oriented entertainer. Composing may be his greatest asset, and the variety of rhydums and vocal ranges in his original songs carries his messages of life. Even now, Prince Jabba is putting the finishing touches on CD number 2 - HeadStrong - which will be available in 2009. While his first CD showcased his versatility along with the quality of his musical creativity and vocal prowess, Prince Jabba’s new disc features a lively collection of high-energy songs along with favorite love vibes, all a testament to Prince Jabba’s creative song-writing and performing prowess.
Prince Jabba has already performed with such renowned reggae greats as Freddy McGregor, Tony Rebel, Lucky Dube, Shinehead, Angelique Kidjo, DMX, Super Cat, and he assisted The Artist Prince in re-recording Pink Cashmere.
Jabba is lively and fun on stage, adding a natural rhythmic feeling to his performances that echoes strongly onto the dance floor. In addition to working with Exodus and Lynval Jackson regularly, Prince Jabba has appeared at the infamous Wild Hare, the premier reggae club in Chicago, Mozambique in Laguna Beach, the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, Mai Tai and the Cave 49 in Long Beach, and he opened the UCLA Reggae Festival this year, where he performed with Bushman and Buju Banton among others. In the Greater Los Angeles area Prince Jabba has performed with the hit band Detour Posse several times, along with Dakeye, Smoothy Jones & Red X, and his current band mates featuring some of the top rasta musicians in Southern California.
February 2006, Prince Jabba attended the Ragga Muffins Raggae Festival, the largest reggae event in the United States, where he interacted with the legendary Luciano, Gentleman, Richie Spice, Anthony B, and the newest reggae sensation, Matisyahu, while reuniting with reggae great Freddie McGregor. This year, we hope to share the bill with such renowned artists at the Long Beach, San Diego and San Francisco festivals.
Born Devon Anthony Jackson in Westmoreland, Jamaica, Prince Jabba now resides in Los Angeles, with plans to tour nationwide and many points beyond on his quest for his first Grammy. Watch for Prince Jabba's meteoric rise!
To sample some select sights and sounds of Jabba in action, check out his other web sites at www.HiGradeEntertainment.com and CDBaby and MySpace.
For more concert information, contact Marjel McFaddin, who is Prince Jabba’s publicist and booking agent in Los Angeles at 310-809-5810. Prince Jabba is available for shows, events, college events and outdoor festivals. Prince Jabba is also available for bar shows. (SOURCE: Higrade Entertainment: Prince Jabba)
For more booking information and availability, please contact
Tel : 1-612-408-3727
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Prince Jabba was born Devon Anthony Jackson on November 30, 1970 in Westmoreland, Jamaica.
He was first a drummer, at age 13, in a local gospel group called "Soul Seekers". At the age of 14, Jabba began spinning records on sound system and at nightclubs. He was also involved in track and field and soccer in high school. During his teenage years, Jabba volunteered to sing a song in a school talent show representing his class that did not show up for the contest. He took first place and realized that he may have the ability to carry a note.
After leaving school, in 1988, Jabba went to live in Kingston, where he was introduced to a dancehall DJ that encouraged him to become an entertainer. Jabba started writing dancehall lyrics but never performed until he came to U.S. He was introduced to the local reggae music by Paul McGee and his brother, Lynval Jackson, who are prominent members of the reggae music scene. His Brother Lynval is also featured on a single of his newly released Loverman CD.
Having shared the stage with artist such as DMX, Do or Die Shinehead, Freddy McGregor, Lucky Dube, Super Cat, Angelique Kidjo, Tony Rebel just to name a few. Prince Jabba has developed his own distinctive vocal style and with his racy and very sexual live dancehall performance Prince Jabba has establish himself as one of the Midwest favorite entertainer. Jabba has recorded with Troy Hudson of the Minnesota Timberwolves and the legendary Hall of Famer, The Artist, Prince.
PRINCE JABBA HAS BECOME THE MID-WEST'S FAVORITE ENTERTAINER
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