JAGMAC are: Jared, Angelique, Gabriel, Manjo, Alyssa, and CJ. The group of four brothers and two sisters were born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland (USA), With their catchy choruses, stunning vocals, and spectacular dance routines, the band are set to take the world by storm. Their talents include: singing, dancing, choreography, song writing, rapping, piano, guitar, bass, drums, sign language, and martial arts – every member of the group holds a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and four members are also Black Belt, two-time World Champions in the Philippine martial art, Eskrima.
2016 got off to a brilliant start for the dynamic group. In spring, following the release of their infectious single So Good; JAGMAC supported Little Mix on their sold out, UK arena tour. They returned to the UK in the summer and performed a series of live dates to coincide with the release of Soldiers, which was also extended in to a remix package by remixers including the Wideboys / House of Virus / Mike Delinquent / Danny Lee & Slim Tim / Jason Nevins; to name a few! Soldiers reached #5 in Music Week’s Club Chart, #7 on the Upfront Club chart and #19 on the Urban chart. The single continues to climb in the Billboard Hot Plays chart with its current position at #15 (November 2016). To top it off, JAGMAC were #1 on Billboard’s Breakouts for Dance Club Songs!
What better way to conclude an eventful year than with the release of their first Christmas track… Best Christmas Ever! This song celebrates the Christmas spirit and its traditions, which has the ingredients of seasonal delight, a dusting of charm, and a sprinkling of JAGMAC magic!
Best Christmas Ever is available on iTunes now.
JARED | is the youngest member of JAGMAC. At the age of just four years old, he started singing with his five other siblings to form what is now known as “JAGMAC”. Jared is a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and also studies the traditional Philippine martial art, Eskrima. When he’s not wowing the crowds with his voice, dancing, and martial arts, Jared loves to learn new tricking moves, play sports, and video games..
ANGELIQUE | is a powerhouse singer and the female rapper of the group who can be likened to a combination of Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea. Angelique won her first singing contest at the age of six. Like her four brothers and sister, Angelique is also a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and an Eskrimador. Besides performing, Angelique loves shopping, hot sauce, and making people laugh.
GABRIEL | Gabriel Michael -aka “Gami”- is a singer and male rapper of the group. Gabriel also plays drums , electric bass, and a little piano. He is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and became a World Champion Gold Medalist Eskrimador at 7 years of age. Gabriel loves to play football, soccer, and baseball. His favorite sports teams are the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles.
MANJO | “Manjo” , which is a combination of his first and middle names, Emmanuel Joseph, is JAGMAC’s lead male vocalist. Likened to Chris Brown and Robin Thicke, Manjo’s soulful ballads are heart wrenching. But he’s not only smooth, he’s tough as well. Like the others, Manjo holds a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and is a two-time World Champion Black Sash Eskrimador, In addition to singing, dancing, and martial arts, Manjo loves to dj and produce his own EDM tracks. He is also an incredible cook and hopes to one day own his own restaurant or food truck.
ALYSSA | who is the prominent lead female vocalist, has been blowing audiences away since she was a child. One of her first performances at just five years of age was singing “The Star Spangled Banner” at a Congressional dinner in Washington D.C. Alyssa has gotten much of her inspiration from such singing greats as Christina Aguilara, Whitney Houston, and Toni Braxton. As a songwriter, Alyssa likes to write about real life experiences. When it comes to martial arts, Alyssa holds a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, and is a Black Sash and 2-Time World Champion Eskrimador. She also loves to play piano and soccer, enjoys photography, and is fluent in sign language. Alyssa currently holds an AA Degree in Music and is working on her Bachelor’s Degree.
CJ | which is short for Carlos Jantzen, is the leader, oldest sibling, and primary songwriter for the group, JAGMAC. Having written his first song at the age of eight, the lyrics and melodies have flown freely ever since. But not only does CJ write songs, he also sings, raps, and is an amazing dancer who choreographs many of the group’s routines. CJ’s vocals have been compared to George Michael while his dance moves are on par with Michael Jackson’s. In addition to music, CJ is the highest ranking martial artist of the group. He is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, and is a two time world champion Black Sash in Eskrima. In addition, CJ currently holds an AA Degree in Business Administration and is also working towards his Bachelor’s Degree.