Thursday, May 7, 6-8 PM

Dex Daley and Jam X at Ogden After Hours

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Getting there
925 Camp St, New Orleans, LA

Dex Daley and JAM X perform a unique blend of Reggae, Ska and Caribbean roots music incorporating the Steel Drum, that keeps excited audiences worldwide mesmerized. Collectively the JAM X band’s performers have played worldwide in Europe, Asia, Canada, the Caribbean and major US cities including, New York, Atlantic City, Chicago, New Orleans and Los Angeles. Current Band members include Dex Daley from Jamaica, and some of New Orleans’ finest musicians. Band instrumentation includes keyboards, bass, steel drum, guitar, drums and vocals. JAM X has performed for President Bill Clinton, Comedian Jerry Seinfeld, Fox News Corp and major organizations including ‘Indiana Grand’ Casino, Indianapolis Museum of Art, ING NYC Marathon, Aruba, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Jamaica Tourism, Jet Blue, Sandals and Beaches Resorts and New Orleans French Quarter Fest. JAM X’s current Steel Pan CD is entitled “Do It Caribbean,” a mix of original and cover Reggae, Soca, Jazz and Pop standards done with that unmistakable Caribbean flavor. Dex Daley’s musical sojourn began as a child in suburban Kingston, Jamaica, where he studied classical piano under the tutelage of instructors from the Associated Board of the Royal Academy of Music in London. After mastering three grades of study with the Board, Dex became a part of the evolution of the fledgling Rhythms of Reggae music, the Beat and sound that has made Jamaica famous around the world. By age 15 he was playing keyboards and singing in local Bands in Kingston, and had the opportunity at age seventeen to perform in bands for then rising Reggae Star Bob Marley and the Wailers.