JKABEL entered the entertainment industry in 2004, as the assistant editor of Omar Tyree's Flyy Girl Magazine. He attended Bethune-Cookman University's Theater Arts program, under the polished direction of Professor Julius John. There he excelled in his acting ability, scoring lead roles in several productions like, "Dream Girls" as Curtis. Albertus Bethune, Mary McLeod Bethune's husband in the production entitled, "I Leave You Love." Luke, in Douglas Turner Ward's "A Day of Absence." He was casted as Frankie, in "Smokey Joe's Cafe." And finally starring as Reverend Purlie, in the late Carlos Ann Butler's rendition of Ossie Davis' "Purlie Victorious." In 2005, JKABEL then got the opportunity to tour with a national production entitled Issues, "We All Got Em', Written by the 2X Emmy Award winner Laterras R. Whitfield. This two year production allowed JKABEL to work with acts like Angie Stone, Dave Hollister Kim Fields, Latoya London, Terron Brooks, Mel Jackson, Vanessa Williams and Christopher Williams .
In 2006 JKABEL landed his first movie role in yet again another Omar Tyree venture, called "The Lure of Young Women," where he played "the jealous boyfriend." In 2013 JKABEL relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he teamed up with Jerome Benton, Illunga Adell and Terry Lewis for the hit stage production entitled, "I Wanna Go To Heaven Because Hell's Too Hot." His love for music never faded, and he has since recorded and released two full length EPs entitled "I Can't Go Back" and "Conscious Lover" on Soundcloud, which are featured below. JKABEL has two singles, "Do What You Wanna Do " and "I Can't Go Back" currently available on all digital platforms.
Sign up to hear upcoming shows, albums, and events.