Full name: Jaafar Jeremiah Jackson
Date of birth: 25 July 1996
Parents: Jermaine Jackson and Alejandra Patricia Oaiaz
Siblings: Jermaine Jr., Autumn, Jaimy, Jeremy, Jourdynn, Jermajesty, Genevieve, Randy Jr. and Donte
Jaafar Jackson is a rising singer, songwriter and entertainer born in Los Angeles, California. He is the second youngest son to legendary singer, songwriter, and producer Jermaine Jackson and nephew to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson and to Queen of Pop Janet Jackson.
Beginning his music career at the tender age of 12, Jaafar is well versed in playing the piano and has developed a slew of techniques and a wealth of knowledge of music and artistry. Jaafar and his younger brother Jermajesty originally planned to be a music group, however they are now both preparing a solo career while doing stuff together as well.
Mentored and guided by father Jermaine, Jaafar is preparing his debut album and spending a lot of time in the studio and working on music with a team of producers and writers that include Teddy Riley, Omar Walker, Kwajo “Cinquo” Boateng, Mischke, Sam Watters as well as Mike Jackson, Earl Powell and Jeffrey Roberson (who also produced tracks for Tito Jackson’s album Tito Time).
As a young child, Jaafar had aspirations of being a professional golfer, however, having grown up surrounded by a family of iconic entertainers in Encino, California his entire life, it was only natural that Jaafar followed suit.
In 2014, a six-episode reality TV series Living with The Jacksons was announced in which Jaafar was featured, alongside his siblings Jermajesty, Donte, Randy Jr, Genevieve and mother Alejandra Jackson. Unfortunately, the production of the series was never finished and eventually got cancelled for broadcast.
In 2015, Jaafar (and Jermajesty) made brief appearances on their cousins’ series The Jacksons: Next Generation. That same year 2015 Cathay Pacific Inflight Magazine August edition featured a special on Jermaine Jackson and his sons including exclusive photos of father and sons.
As the Jackson family notably holds the most powerful musical influencers in the world, Jaafar naturally has an amazingly eccentric and extraordinary taste in music. Along with listening to film scores, Jaafar spends his time showcasing a great deal of variety in his selections from Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye to Nat Cole and Johnny Mathis.
A creative spirit, Jaafar also shares his appreciation for the arts which includes drawing, traveling and a keen love for fashion. Outside of America, his favorite places to visit are Hong Kong and Austria. The landscaping, shops, and great energy are what Jackson says makes these places dear to his heart.
During the televised MAX Proms event in The Netherlands on December 2nd 2017, Jaafar made his stage debut when he performed together with his father Jermaine and brother Jermajesty singing "The Christmas Song" live on stage with the full Metropole Orchestra.
With dreams of traveling to Paris and collaborating with renowned producer Rick Rubin, Jaafar's timeless tenor voice, captivating swagger, and magnetic Pop and R&B vibe are sure to lead him to influence people of all demographics. He wants to be remembered as an artist who makes great music by telling stories, all while inspiring people to be themselves. Jaafar Jackson plans to release his solo debut in 2018.
In 2015 Jermaine Jackson wrote and recorded the song "iPANDAS I Love You" with Jaafar and Jermajesty and a teaser of the yet unreleased song was made available by JHH Entertainment Limited. From 1:08 you can hear Jaafar Jackson sing the line "Whenever the skies are grey you bring bright sunshine" as well as in the backing vocals of the chorus.