Jamaal Okeen Ephriam (KEY JAY/XTREEMMAK) was born and bred into the entertainment field and has had extensive training in various aspects of the industry including recording, production & composition. He is an accomplished pianist, keyboardist and guitarist. Jay is well-versed in several genres: Jazz, R&B, Hip Hop, Rock, Classical, Gospel etc. Key Jay is truly a prime example that age is nothing but a number.
KEY JAY, a young phenomenon that’s been playing piano since the age of 5. Jay discovered keys while listening to the sounds of his parent’s R&B, Gospel, Funk, Reggae and Jazz bands. His curiosity took over and shortly thereafter, KEY JAY was tickling the ivory. Amazed by this gift that their son possess, KEY JAYs parents began cultivating and nurturing his skills. Jay became interested and mastered many Classical and Jazz pieces during his eleven (11) years of study.
While growing up Jay had a burning desire to develop and began training on his own. The result of his study, today, has proven indeed to be very rewarding.
KEY JAY became fascinated with the Jazz Band and Computer Technology. He joined his high school Jazz band and took on Computer Programming and Engineering and started in music production. He learned how to play the guitar, trombone and drums. As a member of the Jazz Band KEY JAY received many accolades and continued to mystify audiences by the masses with his wide-range of styles and presentation of Jazz, Classical, Hip Hop and R&B music. He intricately fuses, in a particular way, various styles and captures the very best of music.
KEY JAY is also known to experiment with other fields including Video production, voice acting, Web Development, and has formed his own indie comic book and manga publishing company.