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Jesse Boykins III

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Birth name
Jesse Boykins III


Vocals, guitar

The New School


Record label
Ninja Tune

Jesse III

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Also known as
Jesse Boykins III, JBIII, JB3

February 20, 1985 (age 39) Chicago, Illinois, United States (

World, soul, neo soul, R&B, electronic, reggae, spoken word, hip hop

Singer, songwriter, producer, performer

Love Apparatus, The Beauty Created LP, Zulu Guru, Dopamine: My Life on My Back

Associated acts
MeLo-X, Chris Barz, Machinedrum, Matt Martians

Similar People
MeLo‑X, Theophilus London, Machinedrum, Anna Lunoe, Phonte


Jesse Boykins III On Standing Out, First Chicago Performance in Years

Jesse Boykins III (born February 20, 1985) is a Jamaican-American singer, songwriter, and record producer from Brooklyn, New York.


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Music career

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Boykins is a world soul artist originally from Jamaica, later relocating to Miami and finally Brooklyn. His first EP, Dopamine: My Life On My Back EP was released February 14, 2008 and his follow up The Beauty Created LP was released November 25, 2008 through NomaDic MuSic.

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His career in music began at the age of nine when he joined his school choir. He soon began auditioning around Miami and found himself recording with various local Miami artists. In high school Boykins was invited to perform in the Grammy Jazz Ensemble and recorded an album with them.

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After high school he was recruited to The New School University in New York City. At The New School, he perfected his skills as a writer, performer, arranger and producer and as a vocalist. He also studied with classical trainer Kamal Scott and Universal recording artist Bilal.

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Boykins is currently touring with his band The Beauty Created. Members of The Beauty Created Include:

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  • Machinedrum - DJ, Producer
  • Marion "Ojay" Ross III - Trumpet
  • Dennis Turner - Bass
  • Adam Jackson - Drums
  • Jeremy Most - Guitar and bass
  • Aaron Hardin - Keyboards
  • Steve Wyreman - Guitar
  • Influences

  • Stevie Wonder
  • Bob Marley
  • Bilal
  • Sade
  • D'Angelo
  • The Beatles
  • André 3000
  • Maxwell
  • Prince
  • Studio albums

  • The Beauty Created (2008)
  • Zulu Guru (2012)
  • Love Apparatus (2014)
  • Bartholomew (2016)
  • Extended plays

  • Dopamine: My Life on My Back (2008)
  • Way of a Wayfarer (2011)
  • References

    Jesse Boykins III Wikipedia

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