Thoughts From My Room
Thoughts is the highly anticipated follow-up album from vocal and piano virtuoso Jafar Curry. This cd combines Jazz/R&B and Hip Hop themes with smooth vocals and phenominal lyrics.
Songwriter, vocalist, pianist, guitarist and producer are just a few of the titles associated with the multi-tasking and multi-talented Jafar. A consumate live performer, innovator and educator, Jafar's musicianship and high register vocals set him apart from a sea of industry products. As a skilled songwriter and performer, Jafar draws from the soul of past generations of musicians like Babyface, Stevie Wonder, and Brian McKnight. Jafar has written songs for the popular "Jomama Show" which airs on Tampa Bay's WBTP 95.7 FM, and for the "Friday Night Soul Party" hosted by Steve Williams on WMNF 88.5 FM. Jafar's music can be heard throughout the Southeast on AM and FM stations, internet radio stations, and internationally as he currently receives airplay on Radio MyD in Canary Islands, Spain and Relax Radio in Perth, Australia. His debut release "Jafar" has recorded CD sales in France, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Jafar's music career began at age 15, in Freeport, Bahamas, with a high school group called VOCAL. This was a group that patterned themselves after the Boyz II Men framework and developed intricate harmony - teaching Jafar a great deal about vocal music. VOCAL was a local success but could not yield the exposure desired by the individual members. In 1997, the group split after turning down a conflicting RCA recording contract and leaving Jafar on his way to Tampa, Florida, to finish high school and study music at the University of Tampa. In the beginning of Jafar's studies, it was all classics that led Jafar to yearn for musical freedom, but at the same time, gave him the extensive training he would need to write. Jafar studied classical voice, piano, and guitar for several years while writing and performing R&B and Jazz at local hot spots. While living in Tampa, Jafar picked up some local contacts that enabled him to record his works. Since his arrival on the American music scene, Jafar has put the bulk of his time and effort into making quality music. Scott Harrell of the Weekly Planet describes Jafar's music as "original and engaging", and also states "It is Curry's expressively liquid high register vocals that elevate his music far above the mundane." As a result of Jafar's hard work and local success, he was named "Best of the Bay" for 2004.