““JAYAR MACK is one truly great singer and keyboardist, and there are not many cats around who can even come close to doing the things that he does... I have always told everyone about what an accomplished singer and musician JAYAR is... I don't think any serious musician could ever dispute that...As many big name people as I have played with onstage, hardly any of them could even touch JAYAR....that says a lot as far as I am concerned....I consider JAYAR to be a phenomenal talent!””
- - ELTON BRETT JOLLY, BASSIST for TEDDY PENDERGRASS, CELINE DION, JILL SCOTT, etc
“ ABSOLUTELY! Edgardo Cintron Camjam Grade: B But Cintron takes the group in a soul direction with the sweet harmonies of "In My Heart," on which the high register of South Philly vocalist-producer-arranger JAYAR MACK shines like EWF's Philip Bailey. -- Karl Stark The Philadelphia Inquirer ”
“From Jazzitude Magazine: CINTRON Back In the Day Camjam Records In My Heart features Chicago native Naked Soul member JAYAR MACK as the top layer on some incredible vocal harmonies.”
“From the COURIER NEWS, 6/29/00, reviewing ROBIN RENEE, IN PROGRESS, JAYAR MACK, PRODUCER: Her great songs are made even better by...the production of Philadelphia-based studio whiz JAYAR MACK, who has worked with Chaka Khan and George Benson.”
“Ms. Renee and veteran producer JAYAR MACK, who is known for his work with Chaka Khan, George Benson and McFadden & Whitehead and, despite his R&B leanings, took the tracks on the album and made them shine like polished silver while preserving the songs' urgency and passion. ”
- Kas Kawasaki, LILLITH'S CHILD MAGAZINE (Sep 01, 2001)
“Seatown brings the funk to Concerts on the Green July 24, 2012 By Staff The Seatown Rhythm and Blues Players funks up the stage with Motown and R&B classics during this summer’s Concerts on the Green series July 31 at the Issaquah Community Center. Picnicking kicks off at 6 p.m., so be sure to bring a blanket. The music fills the air from 7-8:30 p.m. As many as 500 revelers attend, so be sure to come early to stake out your spot. Seatown Rhythm and Blues Players fan Jeff, from Milwaukee, wrote on the band’s website, “Got a chance to see Seatown in Issaquah. JAYAR MACK and these guys flat out play everything. Simply one of the best Motown cover bands I’ve ever seen. If you like classic Motown and funk, you will not be disappointed.” The concert series, now in its 15th year, is at 301 Rainier Blvd. and is presented by Issaquah’s Parks & Recreation Department and the Issaquah Arts Commission, in collaboration with the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah.”
“Seatown returns the second weekend in January for what may be one of their last shows in Issaquah. Their long-time lead vocalist and keyboard player, JAYAR MACK, is leaving the band at the end of January and is moving to Florida. What a bummer! JAYAR is amazing and that makes the band amazing! The band features Classic Motown, funk and R&B. Come on by and take in one of these great shows. 21 and over, $5 cover charge.” Pogacha's, Issaquah, WA.
CINTRON - LATIN SOUL - CD PICK OF THE MONTH, LATIN BEAT MAGAZINE, November, 2007
"The combination of street corner a cappella with salsa, Latin jazz, vocal harmonies, old school and new school R&B is the formula that fuels the 16-piece Philadelphia/New Jersey ensemble known as CINTRON. Led by seasoned timbalero Edgardo Cintron and vocalist/producer Rocco DePersia, CINTRON is a bonafide Latin Soul band, and its fourth and latest recording (aptly titled LATIN SOUL) proves just that...The musical melting pot party continues with a medley of salsified arrangements of 1970's R&B classics such as TOGETHER, I'M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU, YOU TAKE MY HEART AWAY, and LA LA MEANS I LOVE YOU, propelled by some of CINTRON'S excellent frontline vocalists: JAYAR MACK (also featured on keyboards), Rocco, Bob and Angela DePersia." - Rudy Mangual, Latin Beat Magazine, November, 2007.
REVIEW OF CINTRON'S "BACK IN THE DAY" on ARK 21/UNIVERSAL RECORDS by CHRIS RIZIK, SOULTRACKS.COM:
"....Interestingly, it is Cintron's original tunes, such as the hot "Another Night In San Juan" and the nice mid-tempos "Anita" and "IN MY HEART," (composed, produced & arranged by JAYAR MACK) that really make the album shine, providing a compelling blend of Latin and Soul and demonstrating the group members' songwriting chops.
Back In the Day will serve as a nice introduction of Cintron to many soul fans. While the classic soul covers will likely bring initial attention to this album, it is actually the group's original material that elevates the album and makes Cintron a group from which I'm looking to hear more in the future. Recommended."
By Chris Rizik
Park Hyatt at the Bellevue: Patti LaBelle / R&B Foundation Awards VIP After Party
The Sid Miller Dance Band (featuring JAYAR MACK) was awesome at this year’s R&B Foundation Awards VIP After Party. They had me dancing so hard, I had to leave because I would’ve been there dancing all night!” - Patti La Belle
International Recording Artist and Host of the 2006 R&B Foundation Awards!
Jeff Richmond and ACTRESS TINA FEY Marriage Profile
Wedding Date: June 3, 2001 in a Greek Orthodox ceremony. The Sid Miller Dance Band (featuring JAYAR MACK) played at their wedding reception. - By Sheri Stritof, Marriage Expert, About.com
“JAYAR MACK and his band were more than capable of varying the style of music to fit our needs. It is my expectation that the Texas Maritime Museum will continue to do business with this very versatile and talented band.”
— Sally Reynolds, President, Board of Trustees,TEXAS MARITIME MUSEUM
“JAYAR MACK is professional, kind, flexible and a joy to work with. The band was having fun, was appropriate to the audience and really got the party dancing! Without doubt, I recommend JAYAR and his band for any event.”
— Lisa Rosenbloom, Client, SAY SI, KING WILLIAM, San Antonio, TX.
“JAYAR MACK is one of the most talented people I have ever known and worked with...We had great chemistry!!”
— REGGIE WU, GUITARIST AND KEYBOARDIST, HEAVENS EDGE, COLUMBIA RECORDS
BARRY NICHOLSON, Bandleader, REV. BARRY & THE FUNK a/k/a REV. BARRY & FUNKTASTIC SOUL:
"Bringing JAYAR into the band has made huge difference in our sound. Not only is he an excellent keyboardist, but he’s also great at singing harmonies and lead vocals. Plus he’s a great songwriter. He’s the consummate professional musician."