Event details

Event details

Moe's Alley Presents: Kava Jah & The Remedy w/ JR Rankin + DJ Spleece
Sat Jun | 29 2024 Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$15 advance / $20 day of show

About This Event

Moe's Alley presents local reggae favorites Kava Jah & The Remedy with special guests JR Rankin + DJ Spleece!

Saturday, June 29th
Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm
$15 in advance / $20 day of the show

Kava Jah, born Junior Johnson, in Cumberland, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica, is a reggae artist who writes, sings, and chants his own lyrics in his own style. Born into a family with musical roots, Kava Jah's father Levi Johnson was a teacher of music at the Spalding's Comprehensive High School and choir master in the church. He was a leader in the community both musically and spiritually. Kava Jah began working with Gumption Music Production out of Kingston, Jamaica creating, recording, and preparing to tour. In 2012 Kava Jah joined the I-Kronik band as lead singer and songwriter touring internationally and sharing the stage with artists such as Romain Virgo, Luciano, Protoje, David Hines of Steel Pulse, Junior Reid, I-Wayne, and many more.  

In 2016, Kava Jah joined The Root System band after relocating to Santa Cruz, Ca.   Many of his original song works made up The Root Systems live performances.  In 2017, Kava Jah and The Remedy formed and is still active with performances throughout California.   Kava Jah and The Remedy has played for many venues and has supported international reggae acts ranging from The Gladiators, Cocoa Tea, Yellowman, Prezident Brown, Sister Carol, The Mighty Diamonds, Collie Buddz, The Itals, Israel Vibrations and Black Uhuru.  Kava Jah has released many singles having worked with a variety of producers.  Most recent works from Kava Jah and The Remedy released February 2022 with another full length album to drop in 2023.

San Jose native Juan Ramos JR aka (Junior Rankin) long time Reggae listener and musician started listening to reggae music in 1992 started his music career in the year 2000 as the rhythm guitarist for a band called Dubwize out of Salinas Ca from 2000-2010. Dubwize Shared the stage with lots of roots reggae artists such as Israel vibrations, Burning spear, Mikey Dread, Midnite, and Humble Soul just to name a few and has played many venues from the Monterey Bay Reggae Fest, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, the Catalyst in Santa Cruz and Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz and toured Puerto Rico just to name a few. Now on his solo career Junior Rankin has now released his album and already getting great reviews on his album Works, Wonders & Signs. Look out for JR Rankins conscious lyrics with a message and Dub roots reggae music style .
Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.