Jah People w/ Junior Marvin

The Philly Reggae All-Stars

Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Doors: 7pm | Show: 8pm

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Jah People

Jah People is an American roots reggae band from Philadelphia, PA. Founded in 2012, Jah People began primarily as a cover band performing classic reggae hits from Bob Marley The group grew a local interest by embodying Marley’s message of love and spirituality, with a blend of musicality to meld funk, rock, reggae, and soul influences. Jah People released Their debut album Rising High”

In 2016, Jah People was awarded Best in the “World Music” category of the PHL Live music competition sponsored by Philadelphia City Councilman David Oh. They have opened four times for Bob Marley’s touring collective, The Wailers, UB40, Jesse Royal, Tarrus Riley, Junior Marvin and has collaborations and/or recordings with rapper Freeway, Nigel Hall from The band Lettuce and American Idol runner up, Justin Guarini.

Junior Marvin

In February, 1977, Julian Junior Marvin was invited to join Bob Marley & The Wailers. The rest is history. The acclaimed Exodus LP became Julian Junior’s debut with Bob Marley & The Wailers. In 1999, Time Magazine declared Exodus Album Of The Century, while “One Love” was named Song of the Millennium in 2000. Julian Junior Marvin was lead guitarist and musical contributor on all subsequent Bob Marley & the Wailers albums, and toured worldwide with the Wailers until Bob’s passing in 1981.

Since then, Julian Junior has released four CDs with The Wailers Band: ID, Majestic Warriors, Jah Message and My Friends (Live),as well as numerous solo projects. In 2002, Julian Junior was included in Guitar World Magazine’s “Top 100 Guitarists of All Time” for his guitar solo on “Africa Unite” from the Bob Marley & the Wailers Survival album.

The Philly Reggae All-Stars

The Philly Reggae All-Stars are an 11-piece collective of musicians that have been playing reggae/ska music in various bands throughout the Philadelphia/New Jersey/Tri-State area over the past 20 years.  The members first joined forces to re-create and present Aswad’s “Live & Direct” LP as part of local support for Burning Spear’s “Fan Appreciation” Tour at the Theatre of the Living Arts on August 6, 2022.  Uniting for this project was for many members of the group – the first return to performing live reggae music in over 2 long pandemic-stricken years – and was a resounding success.  The group is looking forward to the future and hopes to continue in more projects and collaborations – both on stage and in the recording studio.  The All-Stars consist of:  Wesley Rast (Drums), Madison Rast (Bass), Sean McPhillips (Piano), Adam Flicker (Organ); Dave Segal (Lead Guitar); Adam Hershberger (Trumpet); David Fishkin (Saxophone), Cary Hyatt (Trombone), Ben Bean (Lead & Harmony Vocals), Scott Paynter (Lead & Harmony Vocals) and Dan Poruban (Rhythm Guitar, Lead & Harmony Vocals).

Jah People is a Reggae Funk group out of the Twin Cities. Consisting of two brothers and two friends who want to spread love, happiness, and consciousness with their music. They love connecting and dancing with their audience. Full of meaningful lyrics, groovy vibes and positive vibrations, Jah People sets out on a mission to play music with messages of love and change while sharing their story and feelings. For years Jah People was just a way for these artists to express themselves to each other. Now in 2017 they set out on recording their first album with years of work and ideas finally being put into something they can call their own.