Multi-instrumentalist, producer and Kentucky State University (KSU) graduate Tadric Jermaine’s “MMIII” (2003) has moved up on Billboard’s Top Jazz Albums chart to No. 1. Jermaine’s debut album was released on April 28. The album is described as “R&B infused with hip-hop sounds, mellowed-out instrumentation, mixed with the ingenious dreams of multi-instrumentalist Tadric Jermaine.”

“I play a lot of different instruments, so my sound is more live-instrument-heavy,” Jermaine said.

Between lessons and self-training, Jermaine eventually became adept at piano, saxophone, bass, guitar, and other instruments. By his teenage years, he was already performing and composing professionally, playing at area churches, wedding receptions, and arranging pieces for bands.

In 2008, Jermaine graduated from KSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science. He was a member of The Mighty Marching Thorobreds and symphonic and jazz bands.

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