Contemporary saxophonist, author, and music producer Jackiem Joyner has proven himself a rare artist capable of transcending his instrument and captivating mainstream audiences. Born in Norfolk, VA, he demonstrated restless creativity from an early age, a trait that would later define his career. Despite his humble upbringing, he managed to acquire a saxophone as a child, which quickly became his constant companion. After years of practice, he made his debut with 2007’s “Babysoul”. A masterclass in seductive smooth jazz, the album marked the arrival of a brilliant instrumentalist. Meanwhile, as a performer, Jackiem has toured over 30 countries and shared the stage with legends such as the late George Duke, Marcus Miller, Keiko Matsui, Najee, Kirk Whalum, Peter White, and many others. And in addition to his musical career, he has been nearly as prolific as an author. His novels, ranging from gritty urban thrillers to imaginative science fiction, have received praise from around the globe, including from esteemed author Stephen King, who invited Joyner as a guest on his podcast. In 2019, Jackiem earned the Silver Literary Titan Book Award for his debut novel, “Zarya: Cydnus Final Hope.”


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