Jamar first discovered his love for making music at age 5. He was born into a musical family going back several generations with both of his grandfathers being touring musicians. His parents soon noticed his affinity for piano and encouraged him to seek out knowledge wherever he could find it. At age 8 he began formal lessons on the piano studying both classical and worship music. At age 11 he picked a second instrument, the French horn and continued to play it through college. At age 12 he was made the principal pianist at Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church. This included playing during worship services, directing both children's and adult choirs, and traveling throughout the state to perform at various church functions. Throughout high school he participated in and won several competitions on piano, French horn, and voice.
After high school he attended the University of North Florida and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Classical Piano Performance with a concentration in composition. During this time he had the opportunity to perform at both Carnegie Hall and The Lincoln Center on his secondary instrument the French horn.
Jamar currently tours with The James Brown Dance Party and The Family Affair tribute bands as lead singer and Jazz Is Phsh as keyboardist. He received a certificate as a featured artist on a Grammy Award winning album by Asheville's Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. He also recently performed with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra as a featured keyboardist in their Queens of Soul concert. In his free time Jamar enjoys cooking, reading, and rock climbing.