Born in the Bronx, Jayms spent her formative years with her grandparents in Jamaica where her love of music began. While most accredit previous recording stars as their early musical influence, you almost can’t be too surprised that Jayms’ musical beginnings are as untraditional as her namesake. “In Jamaica I didn’t really listen to a lot of [mainstream] music, but I did have some tapes my grandmother sent me from America.” “Disney Princesses” she reveals, “Snow White, Cinderella, those are the first voices I heard that made me want to sing”. Jayms soon started writing poetry to assist in her childhood amusements; she began pairing the soliloquies with melodies, and ended with composed songs which she would sing for any and every ear available. As she grew older, Sleeping Beauty and Princess Ariel were joined by the likes of Brandy, Destiny’s Child & Prince to round off her revered list of respecters.
A recent high school graduate and fresh out of the Choir Academy of Harlem, it seems as if Jayms’ turn has indeed arrived. With a growing resume that already boasts collaborations with some of urban music’s industry elite, Jayms can be found credited for recording alongside Bad Boy head star Diddy, being featured on Jay-z’s American Gangster concept album & penning lyrics for the upcoming Taylor Dane project. Add in a publishing deal with BMI, live performances with Trey Songz and a Songwriters Hall of Fame Award (John Legend, Alicia Keys, John Mayer) and there’s no mistaking that this starlet is destined to outshine most, & compete with the best.
Now at the age of 20, she spends her days recording and expanding her artistry, while at the same time exciting the ears of major record label executives and producers around the country. Her current assortment of works have already been blessed with production by Beal Beats (Room Service), Catalyst, Kwamé & Rocwilder to name a few. “My goal is to have my name synonymous with great music, she encourages, when you think of hot music, Jayms Madison is what I want to come to mind”.
The moment you hear her breathe life into her debut single “Room Service,” you’re confident that she’s the voice you’ve been waiting so long to hear. The perfect essence of glamour, soul, funk and unbridled imagination compose the guaranteed satisfaction behind the one and only Ms. JAYMS MADISON. With an unmistakable vocal prowess and effervescent beauty to match, one can only imagine where the story of this Bronx born Jamaican bred Princess will lead to. Goals, determination and tactical execution can only offer up soaring expectations of how this “best, not-yet told” story about a girl named Jayms will unfold.