On January 26th, Kawasaki Disease Foundation, the song "ALL 4 U" is released to raise awareness and funds for The Kawasaki Disease Foundation. "ALL 4 U" is written & produced by Dave Harris, Micky Parsons, and Cameron Browne. The track features many studio legends that played on Michael Jackson's hit songs and albums. "ALL 4 U" is a throwback song that pays homage to the late great Michael Jackson. In fact, in addition to his brothers (The Jacksons) many of Michael Jackson's session musicians from Off The Wall, Thriller and BAD appear on the song. This includes Nathan East & Deon Estus - Bass, Greg Phillinganes - Piano/Keyboards, John "JR" Robinson - Drums, Paul Jackson Jr & Wah Wah Watson - Guitars, Mr. Talkbox - Talkbox, Paul Buckmaster - String arrangement. Micky Parsons - Lead vocal, The Jackson's - Background vocals.
#ALL4UKDF Jermaine Jackson helps to save a child's heart and brings awareness to Kawasaki Disease. The song "Al l4 U" Dave Harris & friends feat. Micky Parsons & The Jacksons will be available on January 26th for Kawasaki Disease Awareness day. All proceeds go to The Kawasaki Disease Foundation.
Women’s Life sat down for an interview with Jermaine Jackson in LA over the holiday period, before he left for the middle east. Read the interesting interview...
50 Years In Music
Jermaine La Jaune Jackson, was born on December 11, 1954, in Gary, Indiana, the fourth of ten children. Initially he sang lead and played rhythm guitar in The Jackson 5, but switched to bass and back-up vocals.
The fourth child of Katherine and Joseph Jackson, Jermaine and his 9 siblings had music in their blood; Katherine was an aspiring pianist and singer, and Joseph briefly played guitar with his brother in their band, The Falcons. But while music was their passion, it didn’t pay the bills. So Joseph supported his family with his job at U.S. Steel while Katherine stayed at home and raised the children.While his father worked long hours as a crane operator, Jermaine and his brothers Tito and Jackie practiced their own songs, sometimes on their father’s guitar. One night, after Tito accidentally broke a string on his father’s instrument, the trio had to own up to their late night practicing. Joe, out of anger, made the boys demonstrate their musicianship. Impressed, he recognized the boys’ potential and began encouraging them to perform as a group. Jermaine and his two older brothers began The Jackson Brothers in 1964.
By the end of 1965, Jermaine’s younger brothers Marlon and Michael had also joined, creating The Jackson 5. After Jermaine and the group won a talent contest held at brother Jackie’s high school, The Jackson 5 began taking their performances more seriously. Jermaine moved from lead singer to back-up singer and bassist after several years as the rhythm guitarist and lead singer.
Women’s Life sat down for an interview with Jermaine Jackson in LA over the holiday period, before he left for the middle east.
Your parents were major influences in your early life?
They still are, especially my mother. She reminds me of what a real lady should be. My mother was incredible giving my father many children, this is the ultimate show of how much she loved her husband, to bear children. They taught me that life is about love of family whether you live in poverty or you live on the richest side of town, I’d rather be poor and happy, rather than rich and miserable.
On January 6th, 2016 (Beijing time), Jermaine Jackson attended the Global Conference for Collaboration and Development on Regenerative Life Science, held by Chinese Red Cross Foundation, as a special VIP guest. The conference was held inside China's landmark the Great Hall of the People, which is located at the western edge of Tiananmen Square, Beijing. The venue functions as the meeting place of the full sessions of the National People's Congress (NPC), the Chinese parliament.
In the afternoon, accompanied by the Chinese household name - the famous comedian Jiang Kun, he later toured Beijing's famous Houhai area, a lake and its surrounding neighborhood in Xicheng District of central Beijing, which has become known for its nightlife as many residences along the lake shore have been converted into restaurants, bars, and cafes. They also visited an ancient temple.
Jermaine also met with the representatives and fans of the Michael Jackson Chinese Fan Community (MJJCN.com) at Beijing Concert Hall on January 5th. Check out photos of the event in our Facebook page. All photos are courtesy of Keen Zhang, Michael Jackson Chinese Fan Community and Kathy Hao.
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Here's Jermaine posing with the 2014 edition of Jackson Magazine.
On the last day of the year 2015, Jermaine Jackson attended a charity event of iPandas for UNICEF at a public school in Hong Kong, China. Along with Chinese artist Niki, Jermaine brought kids New Years Gifts, cookies and balloons. Jermaine said he was honored to attend the event, he said: "I was lucky to grow from a family, feel a lot of love, so I hope this will contribute to the community and love can bring joy to the children," adding he is honored to have the opportunity to do a song for charity, but that will teach the world's children to sing this song together. Watch photos of the event in our Facebook page. More announcements about Jermaine Jackson's contribution to iPandas will be announced in 2016.
Jermaine attended the White House Christmas Dinner and met the President of the United States, Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama on December 16th. Photos are courtesy of Jermaine Jackson.
The Instagram account of Ipandas Hong Kong posted a video of Jermaine Jackson thanking iPandas and UNICEF for the opportunity to participate in a great cause to help children. The charity song "iPandas" is a charity song Jermaine wrote and recorded with his sons Jaafar and Jermajesty and is expected to be released in 2016. Read more about the iPandas project as well as Jermaine's philanthropy work.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JERMAINE! Wishing you love, peace, happiness and good health and everything that makes you happy. May all your dreams come true and may everything you strive for come to be. Hope you have an incredible day with your loved ones.