|Don't Break Me|
|MY FAVORITE TEMPTATION|
Born, Solomon B Johnson III, in Tampa, Solomon Jaye moved to Houston, TX with his family at age 12 where he attended school in the Spring Independent School District. There are no coincidences in life. Solomon never sang as a child and only joined the Westfield High choir to fulfill the fine arts requirement and his mom wouldn't let him drop the course when he tried. Solomon and the music department turned out to be a match made in heaven.
He attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he became a member of the world renowned Ã¢â‚¬Å“Morehouse Glee ClubÃ¢â‚¬Â. There, he tapped into the true potential of his voice as a musician and a writer. He later transferred to Oklahoma City University and further evolved as a singer/dancer/actor performing in several of the schoolÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s productions. Solomon was fortunate enough to work with world renowned tap master, Robert Reed, formerly of the Tap Dogs. Under his tutelage Solomon became a tap aficionado. His past few summers, excluding this year, have been spent as a teacher and choreographer for a summer program in Santa Barbara, CA, where he instructed students in hip-hop dance, voice and more.
When working gigs as a singer while in college and trying to find musicians with the same drive, Solomon found it hard to depend on others, so he learned and has mastered the acoustic guitar. Solomon has written more than 150 songs and has morphed into a hard-working and stellar performer.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Faith, friends and my guitar saved me in harsh timesÃ¢â‚¬Â, he says. Solomon became front man for 23rd Street (Jazz Band), Blind Optimism (Indie/Rock/Acoustic), appearances with 12 Fluid Ounces and other OK, TX bands. Recruits from one of the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s premiere cruise lines, Royal Caribbean, visited his campus a couple of years ago and offered him a much coveted Ã¢â‚¬Å“featured entertainer spot. That gig has taken Solomon throughout the UK, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean.
A constantly evolving, multifaceted force, you never know where heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to land next.