In a nutshell…
Jaime released his first self-produced reggae jazz album, Take Flight, in 2013. Since then, he’s toured and collaborated with Julian Marley, The Wailing Souls, Hollie Cook, and Hempress Sativa, just to name a few.
Hinckson collaborates with international artists in a variety of genres. He produced pop single, “She Brings The Rain” for Belgian singer Natalia Druyts’ In My Blood album, which went gold immediately upon its release. Jaime is currently producing music for multiple R&B, rock and reggae artists in addition to his own hip-hop jazz instrumentals.
Jaime recently launched a new band collective called "Tendaji". Tendaji is a Swahili word that means "make things happen." Based in Los Angeles, California, the collective includes Jaime's reggae jazz project in addition to backing other artists.
A little history…
Born and raised in Miami, Florida to Jamaican parents, Jaime’s sound takes inspiration from the artistically rich heritage of the islands. Citing influences from The Beatles all the way to The Fugees, Hinckson was exposed to the gamut of genres growing up. He was introduced to piano at the age of seven when he met his “angel in disguise,” Joan McMorris. “Miss Mac,” as he affectionately called her, planted the seed of music in his life that would soon grow into an unfathomable talent. Shortly thereafter, Hinckson discovered the sweet sound of Monty Alexander and his true calling – Jazz. He went on to study under Leslie Butler, a man known as “one of the most ingenious pianists to ever come out of Jamaica.”
By the time he was a teenager, Jaime had performed at several large-scale events including the 2006 Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival in Montego Bay, Jamaica where he played on the main stage alongside popular artists including John Legend, Patti LaBelle, Al Green and Air Supply. In a BET interview following the festival, he was dubbed "Fingaz," a nickname that remains true to this day.