Soul singer, Jerahmy Kellen, his neo-soul mash up of his musical roots; traditional gospel, jazz and soul artists, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Bilal, and Erykah Badu.
Jerahmy lives in Los Angeles, and available to travel worldwide. His voice and style will captivate you.
Gospel music was the primary influence during Jerahmy’s childhood, in California. It wasn’t until after his mother passing, when he was 5 years old, that he recalls his introduction to jazz, during Saturday morning chores with his father. As Jerahmy grew older music started to become more than a just a hobby.Hollywood’s renowned Musician’s Institute is where Jerahmy developed his drive, discipline and deep passion for the his craft. “Seeing my teachers travel the world for months at a time, perform, come home, then teach was amazing.” He realized there was more to music then being a star. “I can do this. This can be my career.” At the moment, music would no longer be an option, it would be his life. Our Relationship, the debut EP from inspirational soul singer Jerahmy Kellen, makes spirituality relevant to today’s culture, combining themes of romantic allure, religion and casual luxuries, like “black coffee in the morning.”
Lyrically, the divine-soul mash up is a genuine expression of Jerahmy’s roots, having grown up in the church and taking songwriting cues from legendary gospel, jazz and soul artists, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Kim Burrell, Bilal, N’Dambi and Erykah Badu. His songwriting is a cocktail of deep love affairs with spiritual twists.
Jerahmy Kellen metaphorically croons through Our Relationship revealing the source of his energy with “Black Coffee”, the EP’s debut single, a deliciously smooth snapshot of a God praising young urbanite’s morning. Follow him through the day and you’ll find him laying awake, daydreaming to the mid-tempo melody “Jesus on My Mind.” A driving 808 is the natural transition from infatuation to “Spiritual Romance”, the evident inspiration of the EP’s title. Like any young man with a new reason for living, “Who Jesus Is” boasts of his find over a light-funk groove. At the end of the day, there is nothing better to take the edge off, than a “Therapy” session with the one you love.
With only a vision and self determination, Jerahmy Kellen, sensually delivered his debut solo EP, Our Relationship, in October 2011. The finely fused gospel, soul and R&B music creates a spiritually fulfilling and soul soothing elixir worthy of its worldwide reach.
In 2012 Jerahmy's persistance allowed him to successfully fufill his passion in a way that only seemed suitable. Having traveled across the country, Jerahmy's smooth personality grooved through the doors of internationally renowned Coffee Chain, Starbucks. While the velvet sounds of the debut single "Black Coffee" submerged into the ears of the clientele, many reconized and acknowledged the melody as "undeniabiably unique". Starbucks continues to support Jerahmy Kellen as a newly apraised artist welcoming him to the world of coffee lovers.