Jamareo Artis

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Jamareo Artis
Artis performing in Bogotá with the Hooligans.
Artis performing in Bogotá with the Hooligans.
Background information
Also known asJam
GenresPop, rock, gospel, soul
Occupation(s)Musician, performance artist
InstrumentsBass, vocals
Associated actsBruno Mars, The Hooligans

Jamareo "Jam" Artis is an American bass guitarist. He is known for his work as bass guitarist for pop star Bruno Mars and for winning P. Diddy's MTV Making His Band in 2009.

In 2014, Jamareo recorded with Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars on "Uptown Funk", which lasted at No. 1 on the Hot 100 for 14 weeks. Artis also appears with Bruno Mars in the music videos for "Locked Out of Heaven", "Uptown Funk", "Gorilla", "Treasure", "24K Magic" and "Finesse". He also participated in Mars' 24K Magic World Tour.

Artis has performed on many television shows, such as the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show, the Grammy Awards telecast,[1] Saturday Night Live, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, MTV Video Music Awards, Today Show, X Factor, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Show with David Letterman, American Idol, MTV European Music Awards, Echo Awards, X Factor UK, among others.[citation needed] He played the bass on Keith Urban's song "Out the Cage" (featuring Breland and Nile Rodgers) taken from The Speed of Now Part 1 (2020).

Early life[edit]

Artis began playing the bass at the age of 10.[1] He graduated from Ralph L. Fike High School in 2007.[2]


  • Liberation (EP)
  • The Red BoomBox (LP)


  1. ^ a b D'Auria, Jon (October 29, 2013). "Jamareo Artis: Mars Rover". Bass Player. New York: NewBay Media. Archived from the original on February 23, 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Batts, Lisa Boykin (January 30, 2014). "Bruno Mars' Wilson bass player to perform in Super Bowl halftime show". The Wilson Times. Wilson, North Carolina: The Wilson Times Company. Archived from the original on March 15, 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)