Jesse Boykins III

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Jesse Boykins III
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Jesse Boykins III performing at the Pacific Standard Time weekly party at 330 Ritch in San Francisco, May 2009
Background information
Birth name Jesse Boykins III
Also known as JBIII, JB3
Born (1985-02-20) February 20, 1985 (age 31)
Genres World, soul, neo soul, R&B, electronic, reggae, spoken word, hip hop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, producer, performer
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Labels Ninja Tune
Associated acts The Grammy Jazz Ensemble, Street Etiquette, MeLo-X, Chris Barz, Machinedrum, Matt Martians

Jesse Boykins III (born February 20, 1985, Chicago, Illinois, United States) is an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter and producer.

Music career[edit]

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.

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.

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.

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

  • 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



Boykins in 2014

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