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akaKoxx1


About akaKoxx1

Gagny, France

Original, talented, unique, fresh are some of the words that can be used to describe this artist. Born in Clarendon, Jamaica into a musical family, he spent his formative years surrounded by uncles, all of whom played the guitar and were singers in their own right. So it was not surprising when he started making his own guitars, trying to emulate this family tradition. Music thus became a regular part of his life from an early age. Upon entering high school he met Gerald Anderson, a music teacher, who saw his interest in wanting to learn an instrument. He started giving him the foundations of bass playing, and gave him his first bass guitar. This quickly bore fruit as Koxx’s bass playing became a regular part of school life. He managed to make a name for himself, representing his school on annual school festivals and performing at numerous concerts and school functions. He was voted and won a prize for best performance in music. With the collaboration of other upcoming musical talents the stage was now set, the new generation of Jamaican musicians was there and Koxx rose to the challenge. Leaving high school, he followed a few friends to the Edna Manley School of the Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica. There he worked with Maurice Gordon, one of Jamaica’s top jazz guitarists. This opened his mind to a new world of musical ideas: Changing his life forever and it did not take long before he was working with artists such as Freddie McGregor, The Mighty Diamonds, members of the Heptones, Winston Jarrett and Max Romeo. Over time touring with these artist became more and more regular. This was the final stage of development: The real world of the music business. The university in which he has learnt and polished his skills, taking some thing away from each and every artist he has worked with, and making it his own. In 2000, he moved to Paris, France. Searching for new challenges and motivation Koxx started composing and writing songs, encouraged by friends and family, found his true calling He has composed songs such as « It go so » (Pierpoljak), « Mama Earth » and «Cool Higher » with Yaniss Odua, « Golden Doudou » with Matinda, Chéché Sav » with MC Janik and Jocelyne Berouard. He has played so many bass lines with so many artists it’s hard to mention… As cofounder of « My Band » and bass player, koxx has worked with the poll of best artists France has got to offer Some of the artists include Pierpoljak, Neg Marron, Princesse Erika, Tonton David, Admiral T, Yaniss Odua, NTM, Daddy Nuttea, Daddy Mory, Mc Janik, Diams, Jacob Devarieux. In the meantime he has also worked with Jamaican atists, Tanya Stephens, Capleton, Junior Kelly, Derrick Morgan, Bushman, The Congoes and Jah Mason. A.K.A. Koxx is indeed an original artist banked on years of experience in all aspects of the music business. A singer, songwriter, composer, musician extraordinary. The evolution is real and listening to his work, you will discover a new emerging sound of the future, a new voice in music. His first release in Jamaica, Love Tsunami is getting much rotation on Irie Fm, Living in unity featuring Yaniss Oudua, released by Legalized Hits is also getting great feedbacks.

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