Curry bringing gospel to July Jamz this week

Published 2:41 am Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Andalusia’s Jamal Curry is ready to sing some gospel music and show that there is talent in his hometown at this week’s July Jamz.

Curry is opening for Stanford Barnes and Soulful Saints Thursday night. He is no stranger to July Jamz, having performed in 2015, and certainly no stranger to the stage.

Curry started singing when he was seven years old, but started to learn how to play the keyboard by ear when he was four years old.

“My whole family sings and plays instruments so I was always around it,” Curry said. “I was blessed by the Lord to be able to learn how to play keyboard by ear.”

Curry is currently the minister of worship and music at the Holy Tabernacle Church.

“Worshipping for God is the most important thing in my life,” Curry said. “Because He gives us the ability to live day by day.”

Curry said that his church family will come to July Jamz to support him.

“They are absolutely amazing,” Curry said. “They will all be there to support me.”

Curry said that he is mostly excited to sing for the people of the community.

“I’m really excited to sing for everyone,” Curry said. “I’m ready to show that there is a lot of undiscovered young talent in Covington County.”

Curry will be singing mostly gospel music with a mixture of some originals he has written as well as some covers.

“I will have a couple of guys backing me up on some instruments and vocals,” Curry said. “It should be a really great time.”

When Curry isn’t singing, he is usually knocking softballs out of the park and helping teach kids at the Coleman Center.

“I love coming to the Coleman Center to help with the kids,” Curry said. “I teach them about the way of life, that it’s not about black and white. Everyone has to love each other.”

Curry will perform at 6 Thursday night.