November 25 2023, 18:00
Forum, 5 Legionowa Street
tickets: 90 PLN, available at the Forum cinema’s box office (5 Legionowa Street), Ludwik Zamenhof Centre’s box office (19 Warszawska Street) and on bilety.bok.bialystok.pl
Jamiah was born on April 21, 1995 in the southern suburbs of Chicago. His mother sang and his father played many instruments, but his favorite was the guitar. At the age of three, Jamiah started playing drums, immediately on three “fronts”: at school, church and in his father’s band (The Tony Rogers Band). From the beginning, he was interested in combining genres: blues, funk, rock, reggae, soul and R&B. His idols quickly became: Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, Albert King, Freddie King, B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters.
Although he started playing drums, at the age of 7 his parents encouraged him to pick up a guitar, and his dad started giving him lessons on how to play this instrument. In this way, Jamiah, like his dad, became a multi-instrumentalist. He can play drums, guitar, bass, piano and organ, but he loves guitar and drums the most. He formed his first band, a power trio called Jamiah “On Fire” & The Red Machine, at the age of 15. He played guitar and sang in it. Together with his father, they are a composer-producer tandem. They have released two albums: “Taking the stage” (2012) and “Winners Never Quit” (2015). They perform mainly in their home state and country, but they have also performed in Canada (at distinguished festivals: the Trois-Rivieres en Blues, Ottawa Bluesfest, Montreal International Jazz Festival, Festival International du Blues de Tremblant, and Sherbrooke Blues & Roots Festival) and in the Netherlands.
In 2018, Jamiah toured Europe with singer Annika Chambers’ band as part of the “The New Blues Generation” tour. In May 2020, it was supposed to appear for the first time in Poland and neighboring countries, but for obvious reasons the route had to be postponed (or rather postponed several times…). Jamiah has released one solo album, Blues Superman (2017), based on the concept of a super-hero to save the blues and keep it alive. As a young bluesman, Jamiah is often asked what he sees as the future of the blues. His response is: “The blues are doing well; there is no question of dying!”
Jamiah Rogers – guitar & vocals
Tyvon Rice – bass guitar
Isaiah Horne – drums
Classic Rock Magazine – “The Irish guitarist is a sprawling talent”
Blues in Britain Magazine – “Now and again you stumble across a rare talent of such sheer genius that you actually wonder whether what you have witnessed can possibly be for real. Dom Martin is one such talent”
Making A Scene – “Ireland has produced many fine artists in the world of blues. Legends like Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore spring to mind. Dom Martin is the latest exponent who impresses his fans with legendary live gigs.”
Walter Trout – “Dom Martin is amazing! At times, he seems to be channelling the spirit of some long gone originator of this music, whilst putting his own modern stamp on it it. A unique, genuine, vital artist”
2019 European Blues Awards – Best Solo/Acoustic Artist
2020 UK Blues Awards – Best Acoustic Blues Act
2021 UK Blues Awards – Best Acoustic Blues Act 2022 UK Blues Awards – Best Acoustic Blues Act & Best Instrumentalist
2022 UK Blues Hall of Fame Inductee & UK Representative IBC Memphis (Semi Finalist)
2023 UK Blues Awards – Best Instrumentalist
Kaz Hawkins is a musician who combines elements of blues, folk, soul and jazz.
The talented singer-songwriter hailing from Ireland, has captured the hearts of music lovers worldwide with her emotionally compelling songs. Signed to the esteemed Dixiefrog Records in Paris, France, Kaz has made a name for herself by her fiery and sassy performances. Although Kaz has garnered much acclaim for her commanding vocals in the blues and jazz scene in Europe, it is her unique Celtic Soul style that resonates deeply with both her loyal fan base and new listeners alike.
Kaz infuses her songs with captivating storytelling alongside an ability to create a musical experience matched only by her commitment to shedding light on pressing social concerns. Through her music, she fearlessly addresses issues such as domestic violence, mental health, and drugs. With emotive lyrics that touch the depths of the listener’s soul, Kaz uses her platform to ignite empathy, encourage dialogue, and inspire change.
In an industry often driven by commercial success, Kaz Hawkins remains steadfast in her purpose of using music as a vessel for social commentary. Her personal back story provides a powerful backdrop captivating audiences with her raw honesty and unwavering integrity.
As Kaz Hawkins continues to evolve her artistry, it is evident that her music will continue to push boundaries and captivate listeners worldwide. Her soulful vocals, coupled with her talents as a songwriter, have secured her a place among her peers in Europe. In an ever-changing musical landscape, Kaz stands tall as an artist who effortlessly marries genres, bridging the gap between the familiar and the uncharted.