Discipline: Music Composition

Jamaaladeen Tacuma

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Philadelphia, PA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2012

Jamaaladeen Tacuma is an artist/producer/performer/arranger/innovator and bassist. Tacuma has always stretched the mold of what and how a bassist is supposed to play. He has simply re-defined his instrument's artistic potential. Constantly touring the planet since the age of 18 years old, Tacuma contributes to the music scene worldwide. Tacuma's historical recording FOR THE LOVE OF ORNETTE (2012), which features his mentor Ornette Coleman, was released on his own music production recording label, Jam All Productions, with several recording projects featuring legendary members of music community.



Jamaaladeen Tacuma worked in the Watson studio.

Built in 1916 in memory of Regina Watson of Chicago, a musician and teacher, this studio was donated by a group of her friends, along with funds for its maintenance. Originally designed to serve as a composers’ studio with room for performance, Watson was used as a recital hall for chamber music for a…

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