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Jah Jerry with the legendary Skatalites band


Jah Jerry, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization to promotes national and international education by providing educational assistance to students majoring in music.  We also will assist schools in acquiring learning equipment such as Jah jerry on Regge Sunsplash England 1984computers and musical instruments. 

JAH JERRY (1927 – 2007)

Jah Jerry was born Jerome Haynes and enjoyed a long and storied career in the Jamaican popular music business.  Haynes was one of the founding members of the legendary Skatalites, for whom he played guitar. He gained his early training on the guitar from Ernest Ranglin in the late 1940s. Ranglin and Haynes would go on to work together as members of producer Prince Buster’s studio band.  In the early 1950s, he began playing in regional bands and eventually put in session time with every important reggae producer on the island. He worked in the studio for producers such as Count Boysie, Clement “Coxsone” Dodd, Duke Reid, Prince Buster, and many others.

In 1964 the original Skatalites formed and Haynes was the third official member.  Through the influence of his teacher, Haynes added jazz chords to the group’s material. From the ska to rock steady to reggae styles; Haynes continually pushed styles of Jamaican popular music forward. In addition to his work with Jah Jerry Obiturary PictureSkatalites, Haynes also recorded with Reggae luminaries such as Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, Bob Marley and the Wailers, and others. Material by guitarist Jerry “Jah Jerry” Haynes remains popular, and many recordings he appeared on are considered essential for listening to reggae fans internationally. 

Reference: Caribbean Popular Music


David V. Moskowitz

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Schools that Jah Jerry provides Scholarships for

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