Joss Jaffe / Dub Mantra

Joss Jaffe’s music is rooted in his desire to unite people through spirit, love, joy, community and consciousness. Joss creates innovative songs that bring international artists from different cultures and languages into a nexus where new music is discovered. His music invites the audience into a space of spontaneous joy.

Joss’ earliest memories include mantra chanting, listening to 60’s-70’s era vinyl records, and experiencing the sounds of the world through travel. By age 9 he could play guitar and began writing and producing his own songs. Drawn in by the music of India, at 16 he studied tabla, sarode, and vocal music from Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri. His studies with them continued for the next 10 years.

Today, Joss continues to share his gifts with the world through his albums and live performances. He has toured throughout multiple continents, bringing his music to an international audience. Joss’ work as a producer and composer has been critically acclaimed by LA Yoga Magazine, UK’s Om Magazine, and other publications.

“Joss Jaffe’s music is an insightful exploration into the many ways musical worlds can overlap.”
–LA Yoga Magazine

“Joss Jaffe presents a truly unique sound for a spiritual world music experience.”
–Santa Barbara Independent

“Joss Jaffe raises the bar to a new nexus for cultural fusion”
–Common Ground Magazine

“San Francisco multi-instrumentalist Joss Jaffe, and his new CD Dub Mantra Sangha, provide an infectious dance beat, sometimes gentle and sometimes with a more energetic component.”
–WVIA-FM Public Radio


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