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Last updated: March 14, 2023

A self-taught drummer/band leader, Jahsun has over 30 years of professional experience. He is one of the most requested drummers in Montreal. Specializing in reggae, jazz-hop, funk, R&B & soul, hip-hop music, he has toured across Canada, India, China, the Caribbean & the United States. Jahsun has solid experience performing in large, international festivals and concert venues and studio recording in a variety of genres, focused on both improvisational and rehearsed content. Since 2003, he has been founder and artistic director of the Kalmunity Vibe Collective, a premiere platform for artistic expression, artist development & networking based on improvised music. Comprising a group of over 100 artists, Kalmunity has produced 2 weekly events: Kalmunity’s Tuesday nights, a live organic improvisational event (18 years running); and Kalmunity Jazz Project, a more intimate jazz-fusion improvised repertoire (15 years running). In addition, Jahsun is co-founder of the Kalmunity Music Week since 2018, Canada’s first Black arts week. Jahsun has been at the forefront of Montreal’s live music scene for over 20 years, has woven his sound into Montreal’s sonic fabric and is always committed to providing a space/stage for storytelling & creative black music.

Jahsun has composed, recorded and performed with widely-known local and international artists, such as: Yellowman,  Lynn Taitt, Richie Spice, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Didier Awadi, Gage, Iba Mahr, Micah Shamaiah, Smif n Wessun, Omar(UK), Maestro Fresh Wes, Muzion, Dramatik, Malika Tirolien, Jowee Omicile, Jai Nitai Lotus, Monk E, Jah Cutta & Determination, Lady Alma, Nomadic Massive, Dead Obies,

Inword, Mikey Dangerous, Groundfood, Wesley & the Wesley band, Preach, d’bi  young, Fredy V, Kim Zombik, Rhodnie Désir, Tanya Evanson, Fabrice Koffy, Sarah MK, Kaie Kellough, Jason Sharp, Shi Wisdom, Naila Keleta Mae, and INUSASO. He has also shared the stage with artists, such as Sa-Roc, Brother Ali, Fred Wesley & the New JB’s, Public Enemy, Tarrus Riley, Sizzla, Wyclef Jean, The Wailers, The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble and Snarky Puppy.

His many musical projects are simply a way to create a positive, communicative and harmonious community. Jahsun’s tireless search for new sounds, innovative projects, genuine voices and authentic cultural exchanges continues.

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