Jay U Xperience

About Jay U Xperience

Jay U Xperience Afrocentric Jazz Artist

Jay U Xprience is a Nigerian born contemporary jazz composer, arranger, and producer. He studied various aspects of music and has several academic achievements including a study of orchestration in military band, a diploma in music theory from Trinity College of music, London, England, dual degrees in Speech Communication and Theater Arts, and a master’s degree in journalism.

Xperience started playing music at the age of nine. His break came in 1968 with a military band where he played with a group called the Silhouettes as a clarinetist and rhythm guitarist during the Nigeria civil war. In 1970, Xperience with his high school buddies formed a high school band called the Soul Missionaries. At the completion of high school, he joined a legendary pop group in Nigeria known as the Hygrades, which later changed their name to Speed Limit, a rock outfit where Xperience progressed from rhythm guitar to lead guitar.

Then in 1978, he featured with another outfit, a 3-piece band as a lead guitarist, a band simply known as PRO, People Rock Outfit. The classic rock tune “Blacky Joe” was recorded at this time. Members of PRO included DRAGO on bass guitar, STONEFACE on drums and vocal, XPERIENCE on guitars and vocal.

Jay U Xperience has featured with several popular African bands. His band has opened shows for international star like Jimmy Cliff and when he visited Nigeria in the 70s.

Xperience’s musical experience is pretty wide including classical music, western pop, jazz, highlife, reggae, rock, … and across three continents – Africa, North America, and Asia.

Go ahead and listen to a few seconds of each song to have a taste of it. Each album comes with a different musical genre. BIZI BODY and ASALAMA LEI KUM are extended songs with lyrics to sing along.

Have fun!

DISCOGRAPHY:

“Enough is enough” (Nigeria)
Genre …Reggae and Club.
“Bizi Body” (USA)
Genre …Afro Beat.
“ASALAMA LEI KUM” (USA)
Genre …Afro Beat.
“Mysteries of the Pyramids” (USA)
Genre …Calypso and upbeat jazz.
“Ancestral Call” (USA)
Genre ..Afrocentric Jazz.
“Distant Drums” (USA)
Genre …Traditional African drumming.
“Live and Unplugged” (China and US)