CHRIS JASPER was an integral member of THE ISLEY BROTHERS during the 1970s and 1980s—their gold and platinum years—from the "3 + 3" to "Between the Sheets" albums. It was during this time that CHRIS JASPER, along with younger Isley Brothers, ERNIE & MARVIN ISLEY, added the composition and musical component to the older Isley Brothers' vocal trio (Rudolph, O'Kelly & Ronald Isley), transitioning the soul-singing trio into the "3+3 era" ISLEY BROTHERS, and making the group a self-produced, self-contained R&B/funk band. The 6-member lineup successfully endured through the 1970s and early 1980s until the release of their final album as a 6-member self-contained band, "Between The Sheets" (1983). http://www.youtube.com/
CHRIS JASPER, a classically-
In 1984, CHRIS JASPER, MARVIN ISLEY and ERNIE ISLEY subsequently formed the spin-off group ISLEY-JASPER-
Since the breakup of Isley-Jasper-
"Inspired", with 10 classic R&B, Soul & Funk tracks, has received critical acclaim as a resurrection of the legendary "Isley Brothers" sound. The latest single "Any Day" was nominated for "Song of the Year" by Soultracks.com, having been one of the most "liked" songs in Soultracks "first listen" feature. http://youtu.be/_
CHRIS JASPER has also produced a number of artists for his Gold City label, and has worked with such notable artists as Chaka Khan, writing and producing a song for her CK album (“Make It Last”). Chris’s music has been covered and sampled by numerous new and established recording artists, including Whitney Houston, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani, Fantasia, Will Smith, Alliyah, Queen Latifah, Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Natalie Cole, and the list goes on and on.
In addition to his recent Grammy honor, CHRIS JASPER has received numerous gold and platinum albums and music industry awards, including the BET lifetime achievement award. In 1992, Chris, along with the other members of The Isley Brothers, was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
CHRIS JASPER lives in New York with his wife of 30 years, Margie, and their three sons, Christopher, Nicholas, and 20-year old recording artist Michael Jasper, the latest addition to the Gold City roster. http://www.MetronomicMikeJasper.com
Watch out for new music from CHRIS JASPER coming up in 2014 and Listen to all the music from CHRIS JASPER's 10 solo albums and view photos, links and more on his official website. http://www.ChrisJasper.com
Listen to the other artists CHRIS JASPER produced for his Gold City Music label on the Gold City website: http://www.GoldCityMusic.com
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