Jaafar Jeremiah Jackson (born 25 July 1996) is a rising singer, writer/producer, and entertainer 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 Queen of Pop, Janet Jackson.
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.
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 icons such as Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye to Nat Cole and Johnny Mathis and his late uncle Michael 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..
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 a full Metropole Orchestra.
In 2017, Jaafar Jackson made his modeling debut. D’SCENE MAGAZINE Defiant Issue #008 published the first pictures of Jaafar along with an exclusive interview.
Jaafar made his solo artist stage debut on 27 October 2018 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood performing a set of four songs ("You're The One", "Take Control", "Hurricane" and "Stir Me Up") with 1500 or Nothin' at an event titled The Reveal.
Equipped with his trademark Jackson-esqe tone, alluring good looks, stellar dancing ability and ingenuous songwriting skills, Jaafar is poised to successfully continue his family’s legacy and revolutionize the music recording industry. Jaafar also supports social causes to continue the social impact legacy begun by Michael Jackson and currently championed by members of the Jackson family, including father Jermaine.
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 is going to be a superstar and his music and his mission is to provide social impact in the world.
Mentored and guided by father Jermaine, Jaafar has been spending a lot of time in the studio and working on music with a team of producers and writers for a few years. For his debut album, Jaafar worked with producer Hardy Indiigo. Jaafar Jackson released his long anticipated debut single "Got Me Singing" on June 28th, 2019.
We always speak, every day, we always share ideas and talk about music so he is always there for me and I am more than lucky to have that.
- Jaafar Jackson about father Jermaine