Jamaal Marc Anthony Saunders (born 3 June), known professionally as Jay Shephard, is world renowned for his distinct and original sound. This genre-blending singer is a dynamic reggae fusion artist and vocalist who was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas. Early influences by artists such as Bob Marley, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Michael Jackson and Gentleman all form the dynamic vibes released by this eclectic artist. The name “Jay Shephard” resulted from a traumatic near death experience that shifted the entire course of his life and steered young Jamaal onto a spiritual journey where he was gifted with the ability to sing.
Jay Shephard molds his music to be medicine for the soul and therefore seeks to release strictly relatable sounds. From the deep roots of reggae, to the high tempo beats of dancehall combined with the modern sounds of pop, he appeals to an extensive audience. In 2013 Jay Shephard landed a distribution deal with SONY “RED” Distribution, which generated songs like “Sunshine” and “So High”. His current work with top Jamaican producers Troyton Rami (Black Shadow Records) and Omar Miller (Miller9 Records), produced hits like “No Surrender” and “One Time”. Jay continues to make an impact on both the local and international music community with his innovative style of music through his very own label, Good Vybez Nation LLC.