Jayar Mack

Profile:
Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, arranger, and
producer, JAYAR MACK is a gifted singer as well. With an amazing five-octave range, his natural vocal talents are shared ranging from
classic soul to hard-hitting blues. This extremely versatile artist
has given many outstanding performances throughout the country and
overseas. As a multi-instrumentalist, drums, bass, rhythm guitars, all
keyboards and synthesizers are just a few of the more than 10 musical
instruments JAYAR has mastered. JAYAR's knowledge of musical arranging
and orchestrating has enabled him to become a successful producer as
well. Over the years he has earned considerable recognition for the
songs he has produced, not only for himself but for solo artists and
groups also. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, JAYAR's longtime
love of music began at the tender age of three when he sang for the
first time at an anniversary party. By age five, JAYAR composed his
first song, a jazz/fusion tune entitled, "Psychedelic Vision" using
multiple tape recorders and homemade instruments. Unfortunately, no one
took him seriously because of his age. "When people tell me I can't do
something they don't realize they're actually telling me I can," JAYAR
says. It was at that point that JAYAR vowed he would master every
instrument he could. As a songwriter, JAYAR has penned over 500 songs
in the JACODA MUSIC PUBLISHING Catalog (ASCAP). Some of these songs
have garnered radio airplay as well as performances on television
shows. One of JAYAR's compositions, IN MY HEART (originally written
for songstress ANITA BAKER), was recorded by the Latin Jazz Ensemble
CINTRON for their album HIT MEN (Latin Cool). The group's leaders,
EDGARDO CINTRON and ROCCO DePERSIA were so taken by JAYAR's vocals and
keyboard playing/songwriting abilities, that they decided to ask JAYAR
to become a full-fledged member of CINTRON. JAYAR graciously accepted
and not long after they released the first CINTRON album "CINTRON
ABSOLUTELY!" (CAM-JAM), the second album "HIT MEN" (LATIN COOL) was
released and this particular album's success was bolstered by a LATIN
GRAMMY NOMINATION for BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM which ultimately led to
the group (with JAYAR) signing with ARK 21/UNIVERSAL MUSIC & VIDEO
DISTRIBUTION, the group, and JAYAR'S first major label deal. The first
album from this joint venture is entitled "BACK IN THE DAY" which was
released in June of 2005 and once again IN MY HEART was chosen to
appear on this latest CD, exposing the song and its composer to an
even larger audience! JAYAR also appears along with the rest of the
band in its full-length music video for CINTRON's international hit
remake of "SUAVECITO", originally made famous by the group MALO. The
full-length music video for "SUAVECITO" was ably directed by 6 time
EMMY AWARD-winning director ALAN J. LEVI (Magnum, P.I., Miami Vice,
NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles), who has also directed music videos for Julio
Iglesias, Gregory Hines, Liza Minnelli and JAYAR'S favorite group of
all time, The BEE GEES! And in 2007, JAYAR and CINTRON scored yet
another hit with the "OLD SCHOOL PHILLY MEDLEY" from CINTRON's latest
CD "LATIN SOUL" which went to number 1 on the famous MUSIC CHOICE
Cable Music Channel Salsa Y Merengue charts and stayed there for an
incredible 2 weeks!

As a multi-instrumentalist, JAYAR has enjoyed working with and/or
sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in r&b/soul music
such as The Manhattans, Ray, Goodman & Brown, Enchantment, The
Delfonics, Russell Thompkins Jr., The Stylistics, Peaches & Herb, The
Intruders, Heatwave, Eddie Holman, The Chi-Lites (who are also from
Chicago), Barbara Mason, The Temprees, Bloodstone, Lenny Williams, and
the Ebonys (who JAYAR toured with as Keyboardist/Musical Director). In
smooth jazz, JAYAR has worked with and/or shared the stage with major
acts such as Bobby Lyle, Kim Fields (AKA 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), Grammy Award Winners Jon Secada, George Benson and the
incomparable Stanley Clarke. After touring and playing with such a
stellar array of artists and top-notch musicians of different types of
musical expression and Grammy Award-winning caliber, 10 years and 9
albums recorded with an internationally well known Latin jazz/soul
band called CINTRON on a major label (UNIVERSAL), most artists would
be content with just these accomplishments alone. But not JAYAR.
First, a new single "YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO GOOD" (JACODA RECORDS) is
presently being serviced to radio and social media/press. Then a new
album which chronicles the last 25 years of JAYAR'S career entitled
"THE BEST OF JAYAR MACK" (JACODA RECORDS) will be released worldwide
shortly thereafter. Never satisfied with being confined to just one
style or genre, JAYAR is challenging himself yet again, this time
going back to his hometown Chicago blues roots! As a recording artist
in his own right, JAYAR is presently in the studio recording the
long-awaited debut solo album, "I CHOSE TO SING THE BLUES" on JACODA
RECORDS! The album is set tentatively for a 2019 release. Citing such
musical luminaries as Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder and the late, great
musical "genius" Ray Charles as major influences on his music and
business, JAYAR explains, "My professional aspirations are to become a
successful singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer -- a consummate
musician who can hopefully give to others what has been given to
me...the Gift of Music."
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Singles & EPs

JR - 2426 Jayar Mack - Blind Love album art Jayar Mack, The Vortexx Jayar Mack, The Vortexx - Blind Love(CD, EP) Jacoda Records JR - 2426 USA, Canada & UK 2018 Sell This Version
JR-2424 Jayar Mack - You Make Me Feel So Good album art Jayar Mack You Make Me Feel So Good(CD, Maxi) Jacoda Records JR-2424 US 2018 Sell This Version

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