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Jordan Batts (Jedani) was born on September 4, 1989 in Kingston of David and Michele Batts. He showed many different interests in his formative years. While attending Wolmer’s Preparatory School he participated in extracurricular activities such as, visual arts and football. However, it was not until listening to one of his father’s many Bob Marley records, at the age of eight, that he showed an interest in music for the first time. He began singing along to the song ‘Buffalo Soldier’ by Bob Marley. Jordan’s father is a big fan of Bob Marley’s music, and it was not long before Jordan’s interest in music grew into a passion.
It was while attending Ardenne High School, that he got the buzz for a career as a recording artiste and began writing songs. He was however told by his father that music was merely a hobby and that he needed to develop ambitions that could actually provide a return. Giving consideration to the concern of his father, Jordan successfully graduated high school with 7 subjects. However he knew that music was his destiny. In 2009 he entered the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts to pursue a degree in graphic arts. He took a break in 2010 to focus on his music career. At this time he was given the stage name ‘Jedani’ by a close friend. Jedani soon after met with upcoming producer Grantley ‘Sarangetti’ Grant. The two immediately began recording demos and developing a sound for Jedani.
Jedani’s diverse musical sound has been influenced by a range of artistes, such as greats like Bob Marley and Michael Jackson, to the more current icons such as Iyaz and Damian Marley. Jedani has a unique style that delicately blends a variety of musical genres, mainly reggae and pop. Not only is Jedani a talented song writer, he is also an energetic and radiant performer, as proven by his appearances at Jamaica’s Reggae Sumfest Festival 2011 and 2012. The Reggae Sumfest Festival 2011 was Jedani’s first opportunity to perform on a show of that magnitude. Since then he has been actively performing on numerous shows including making an appearance at Reggae Sumfest 2012.
Jedani has been working alongside upcoming label ‘Jkan Music’ on a number of projects. The latest project is a song entitled ‘Victory’, produced by Grantley ‘Sarangetti’ Grant. ‘Victory’ is a song dedicated to all the Olympians taking part in the 2012 London Olympics. For Jedani, ‘Victory’ is more than just another song, it is a personal anthem that may not only encourage others to believe in themselves and their dreams, but may also empower them to fight to make those dreams a reality.
At twenty two, Jedani continues on his journey, confident and hopeful that his hard work and dedication to music will pay off and that one day his dream of becoming an international recording artiste will become a reality.