61 WYTHE AVENUE BROOKLYN
J BOOG LIVE!
longside Joe Mersa Marley, Jemere Morgan & Westafa
Doors: 6 PM
Show: 8 PM
A lil bout the Artist:
J Boog (Jerry Afemata), a reggae singer of samoan descent was born in Long Beach and raised in Compton, CA. He is the youngest of seven brothers and one sister who come from hard working parents that relentlessly instilled a strong cultured household.Currently residing back and forth between Hawaii and California, J Boog has been working incessantly since the release of his debut album “Hear Me Roar” (2007). He followed that up with his sophomore album “Backyard Boogie” (2011) which topped the US Billboard Charts and iTunes charts in numerous countries.
J Boog has shared his craft & has toured around the world: Europe, Africa, Dubai, New Zealand, Australia, The US & Japan all have felt the authenticity of J Boog.
Jerry helped pave the way for many Polynesian artists with the help of island music pioneer George “Fiji” Veikoso. The two met in 2005. They immediately clicked and created a sound that opened many doors for the Polynesian community. In 2008, J Boog joined Hawaii/San Francisco based recording & record label, Wash House Music Group Inc. Together they’ve been on a journey thats most promising with endless limits. Shortly after that, J Boog teamed up with Yami Bolo & Gramps Morgan of reggaeʻs royal family, Morgan Heritage. They embarked on a journey to have J Boog witness the culture of Jamaican music & history.
This being Jerryʻs first visit to Jamaica, he was completely overwhelmed & found himself working in historic studios: Bob Marley’s “Tuff Gong Studio”, Don Corlean’s “Hit Maker Studio”, Bobby Digitals “Digital B Studio”, Shaggy’s “Big Yard Studio” & Sugar Minotts “Youth Man Promotions”. All very prestigious recording artists & compounds. He was constantly surrounded by several artists he had been influenced by and many of these artists where featured on his 2011 release Backyard Boogie. Backyard Boogie entertained a wide spectrum of reggae fans, old & new. It gave a variety of roots, r&b, lovers rock and good vibes. Hits included: Lets Do It Again produced by Don Corleon and Sunshine Girl produced by Gramps Morgan featuring Morgan Heritage front man Peetah Morgan.
The success of Backyard Boogie earned J Boog Best Entertainer Award at the 2012 Irawma Awards held in Chicago, IL. A year later, he dropped a 5 song EP called “Live Up” & a mix-tape collaboration with fashionista powerhouse Diamond Supply Co. His most recent EP “Rose Petals” (2016) peaked the US Billboards & iTunes Charts at #1. It featured hip hop mogul Snoop Dog & six time Grammy Award winner Stephen “Ragga” Marley.
A true student of music; you can catch J Boog on world wide tours across the globe, on radio interviews or in the studio working on new material. His humility has gained him true fans everywhere he goes while exercising, MUSIC IS THE ONLY UNIVERSAL TONGUE. Stay tuned….
Jemere means “wish come true.” And if wishes come true, then Jemere is on his way to paving an exciting and successful musical career. His Father, Gramps Morgan, is a legendary International Reggae Artist. His Grand-Father, Denroy Morgan, who brought you the hit record “I’ll Do Anything For You,” topped all the Billboard charts in 1981. His success was so significant and impactful; consequently he was the first reggae artist to be signed by, RCA a major record label. As you can see, Jemere is a direct heir of music.
His biggest musical influence comes from his Father, Gramps Morgan, but also from Mario, Chris Brown, Otis Redding and India Arie.Through his Father, Jemere is inspired to push his talent beyond boundaries. His Father drives him, supports him and is always there to lead him down the right path. Jemere adheres to his Father’s favorite quotewhich is “Respect and manners will carry you through the world.”
While growing up, he fell in love with music when he went on the Van Warps tour with his Father and his family for 7 weeks. Seeing his Father and his band mates, Morgan Heritage, perform inspired Jemere so much that he knew that music was the only thing that he wanted to do with his life.
What makes Jemere stand out from other Artists is his unique style of combining all types of genres in his music. He has recorded music that blends pop with reggae; and blends rhythm and blues with hip hop. Jemere is currently working in the studio on his EP and his first single “First Kiss” is now available on iTunes. Additionally, he recently toured with his Father, Gramps Morgan, on his European Tour which also featured his Uncle, Peetah Morgan from the reggae group ‘Morgan Heritage.’ He was the nightly opening act. This eye-opening experience was an exciting start for Jemere’s career as he was able to showcase his talents on an international stage. Jemere is on his way to having a successful career that parallels his Father’s.
Jemere aspires to have a hit record in every genre, whether as an artist, producer or a writer. One of his favorite quotes is “Mom do I have to do the dishes?” His Mom would be proud to tell him no as he sets off on his musical journey.
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