Jahmori "Jay-Mo" Simmons is an up and rising producer, songwriter, arranger and musician. He has been marked with the gift to infuse the music of today with that of the past to compose master pieces that transcend time.
Jahmori “Jay-Mo Dejon” Simmons was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a songwriter, producer, pianist, harpist, violist, violinist and percussionist. He began his musical training at the early age of 4 as young drummer under the direction of Omelelika Kuumba of Atlanta’s Giwayen Mata. During his elementary years he attended Grove Park Elementary School and performed in the GP chorus, the orchestra, the Urban Youth Harp Ensemble and the Atlanta Public Schools Elementary Honor Chorus. His musical training continued through the middle school years as he played violin and viola in the Sutton Middle School orchestra. It was also at Sutton Middle school where he experienced composing and arranging for the 8th grade orchestra, under the direction of Ms. Natalie Colbert. He has studied viola under the direction of Dr. Roumena Georgieva of Clark Atlanta University; he has been a mentee of Jim Hawkins of Electro Acoustic Systems in Athens, Georgia, he is a member of the Urban Youth Harp Ensemble and was a student/producer in Cajo University, an artist training program conducted by gospel recording artist Canton Jones. Under the direction of his father and mother, he progressed to songwriting, producing and recording when he was only 9 years old.His first recording was entitled, “Ooo, Wee,” a collaboration between he and his father, which depicts the person of “Jay-Mo Dejon”. Jahmori “Jay-mo Dejon” Simmons has been instrumental in using his songwriting skills to infuse the culture of hip-hop with classical, pop, rhythm and blues. He is presently pursuing avenues for utilizing his artistic skills to bring innovation to the hip-hop, R&B and Pop societies, by integrating his training as an orchestral performer, composer and producer to add to the currency of this music era.