Dancehall artiste Zumjay is making his re-entry into the world of dancehall with an eagerly anticipated performance at Club Ciboney in Poughkeepsie, New York in August.
“My fans have been requesting me for so long, so August 8th in Poughkeepsie is the first step in giving them what they want. Zumjay Reloaded!” Zumjay said.
The deejay said that since the flyers for the show hit Facebook, his social media page has been bombarded by legions of his fans who have been starved of his feel-good, lyrically rich brand of music.
“People have been hitting me up on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram saying they are looking forward to seeing me. The rehearsals for the show have been going well so it is going to be a hyped up event,” he said.
On Saturday, August 8, 2015, Zumjay is slated to perform alongside other dancehall artists, Jaxon X, Dexta Daps, and Juss Craig at Club Ciboney in Poughkeepsie, NY. Patrons can also expect a special appearance by the inventive dancehall producer Daseca.
While Zumjay has had to attend to his duties outside of the dancehall, he has never left the music. Music still remains his lifeblood and passion. The deejay is currently working on new music with the internationally acclaimed dancehall producer/musician Steven “Lenky” Marsden in New York City. Fans can expect to hear more of him in the coming months.
Zumjay toured Europe in 2004 and 2005, and performed at major festivals like Reggae Sunsplash and Reggae Sumfest.
He was born in Kingston and grew up in Waterhouse. He attended Kingston College and Rydel High School. After leaving school he worked at Donovan Germain’s Penthouse Studios as an apprentice engineer, and became a recording artiste himself around 1998, having success in 2000 with Courtney, a tribute to cricketer Courtney Walsh. He released other successful singles including Shake it, Sticky and Dancing Team.
He married Aviesha Palmer in 2006 and in 2007 emigrated to the United States and joined the US Army Reserves while also studying for a Video Arts Technology degree at the Borough of Manhattan Community College