Jerami’s musical journey began in San Diego, California where he developed his craft by performing in talent shows and concerts starting at the age of 12. His biggest development as a performer began with going to Nashville to study music and becoming a member of the world renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers.
“I truly learned how to perform with the Jubilee Singers,” Matlock notes. “Because everything was a cappella you had to learn how to really relate to your audience.” During his three years with the Fisk Jubilee Singers, he toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Italy. Afterwards, he graduated from the historic Fisk University with Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a concentration in Voice.
He released his solo debut EP entitled Musiclife in 2011. Musiclife is a handcrafted eclectic blend of soul, hip-hop, R&B, Afro-Latin jazz, and gospel. He wrote and arranged the majority of the songs on the album. Jerami writes songs with the poetic soul of Stevie Wonder combined with the consciousness of Bob Marley. The concept of Musiclife is a collection of musical influences not haphazardly mixed together, but a patchwork of music and life experiences. “Well, what it [Musiclife] represents for me as an artist and a musician is … a collage of different sounds. The album does not sound the same from beginning to end. So, everything I like listening to, I put it in there in some form or fashion. The infusion of varied musical styles allows Jerami to create music not bound by specific genres. Nashville hip-hop producers John Ford and Van Johnson provide a unique organic sound to Musiclife.
Currently, Jerami is writing and producing music for Nashville based musicians. Additionally, he is the musical director for the JMat Band (a Nashville based R&B Soul Band), and the band for Tamara Fyke (a Nashville jazz singer). Jerami is currently in working on music for a solo project for a yet to be named EP to be released in this summer (2020).