Jah Works is a band of brothers based out of Baltimore, MD dedicated to writing, recording and performing original reggae music. A heavy dose of drum and bass combined, sweet melodies, vocal harmony and catchy hooks are the groups’ trademarks. Through the help of a dedicated fan base, the internet, and their relentless tour schedule, they have sold over 100,000 records.
Formed officially in the spring of 1993, Jah Works have been blazing up the live music scene for over 20 years. Though best known on the East Coast, Jah Works has played throughout the US as well as internationally in Jamaica, Canada, Holland, the South Pacific, and the Middle East. The band is honored to have taken part in several Armed Forces Entertainment tours which provide entertainment for US troops stationed abroad.
In 2012, the band reunited with their original singer Scott Paynter, the voice on all but one of the band's 8 album catalogue. Scott is arguably one of the most charasmatic and soulful lead vocalists in the region and one who the band has had a prolific history of songwriting. A forthcoming release of traditional Jah Works' roots reggae is currently in the works.
Known for their high energy, party style atmosphere, Jah Works’ live shows appeal to both reggae and non-reggae listeners alike. Comfortable in any environment, the band has played numerous music festivals, large and small venues, colleges, and private parties. They have been fortunate to share the stage with some notable international acts including Buju Banton, Toots and the Maytals, Culture, Burning Spear, UB40, and Damian Marley , as well as with their brothers in arms, John Browns Body and SOJA. When not on tour Jah Works can be found working on new material at their home studio in Baltimore.
The original inspiration for the name Jah Works came from a song title by the legendary 70's reggae group The Gladiators. There is a broad yet simple meaning in those two words. To say aloud is to recognize the higher power behind all things seen and unseen. As Jamaican artist Terror Fabulous sings in his song of the same name, "Jah Works when you see the sun shine, Jah Works rule over all." Jah Works is the energy that brought the band together and the force that drives them today.
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