Mighty Jamma UK’S NO1 Recording Steelpan Artist
Jamma started playing music at a very early age, jamming on pots and pans etc. When I was 9 years oldI moved on to playing the bass guitar and at the age of 11I moved on to playing the steelpan and since thenI have never looked back.The pan is such a wonderful sounding instrument, which gave me a burning desire to play it to levels of excellence.
This certainly payed off with the winnings of three (1987 1998, 1999)National Steel Band Soloist
Championship of Great Britain.
After this I took up more of a commercial look at the music.I was producing and performing at many corporate events such as weddings, parties, oncruise ships etc, but stilllooking for a bigger musical outlet for my talents.
The 1990’s saw the birth of theJamma Caribbean Jazz Band. Using the steelpan as a lead instrument, mixed with the sounds of double bass, piano and saxaphones giving a new flavour to UK’s Jazz festivals.I would regularly perform at clubs like Ronnie Scotts, The Jazz Cafe, The Cork jazz festival, performing with some of the greats such asCourtney Pine, Richard Bailey, Wayne Batchelor,to name a few, that brought my performances to another level.
To View Jamma Caribbean jazz bandin Concert click on link below
Pan In Flight, Jamma and Friends Albums are great demonstrations of some of my compositions played by great international musicians. Performing in many different countries like Trinidad,Japan, many places in Europe and the UK really helped to bring the great wonderful sounds of the pan to a wider audience.
Mighty Jamma in Japan Video to view click link below
Bumcy Party Carnival Action DVD
Other songs like Bumcy Party, Dancing, have proved to be real party hits. Bumcy party DVD is currently shown on Sky TV, Actv channel.
Mighty Jamma Bumcy Party Music Video to view click on linkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcIqjpdVAQ0
Other albums like Cool Evenings part 1 & 2, Relaxing Nights 1 & 2 also Have proved to be very calm and relaxing. These albums have defiantly proved to be very popular in promoting the Steelpans out of the Carnival arena
To hear a few samples of some of Mighty Jamma’s Recordings click on links below
Romantic Steelpan Music Cool Evenings II http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6R5LwSr51E
Mighty JammaTraditional mellow Caribbean CD’S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMxZry26r3c
Mighty Jamma Relaxing Steelpan Music CD’S http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23EIVZy4GEo
The Birmingham School of pan (BSP) came about due to the demand by youngsters inthe community wanting to play the instrument. Jamani, my son, who was 7 at the time, had been learning to play and has been performing on the pan for some time. Jamani is an excellent player, he is loved by everyone who sees him perform, watch this space for more on Jamani the young Pan wizard.When he would be out playing or practicing in the garden at home all his friends would come round and want to play.
Birmingham School of Pan Live link
Next step was to hire a studio, get instruments and start teaching. This proved to be very successful with the youngsters performing on TV, Radio Stations including the BBC Web site, News papers, theBSP has also performed for Sir Viv Richards,Brian Lara, performed at the Notting Hill Carnival,The Birmingham Carnival, The NEC, Symphony Hall and many more venues.
I am at the moment working on some great new albums. BSP are actively performing and taking on new members turning them in to performers.
Good news on just completing my latest Album Reggae pan Classics II this album is very up beat, and marries the culturesof Trinidad and Jamaica to produce a real fresh summer sound. for more info please visit
Reggae Pan Classic Volume II for sample click on linkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsFH8FtVBPg
If you like any of the music you have heard on this site and would like to place an order please click on the following link http://www.jammasteelpan.net/products.htm
Mighty Jamma Carnival Interview to view click link Below
For all other general inquires, bookings/workshops please visit http://www.jammasteelpan.net/index.htm
Or you may wish to call Jamma on+ 44 (0) 077 9944 2277 or +44 (0)121 358 4525