Broadway's Jawan M. Jackson is the newest member of The Temptations

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    (June 7, 2022) By nearly any measure, they are the greatest R&B vocal group of all time. Mention soul music in the 1960s and 70s, and you’ll almost certainly start with The Temptations. And the Temptin' Tempts continue their legacy, now in the middle of their 60th Anniversary tour with a brand new album. And after announcing a new lead singer “Tony Grant, last December, today the Tempts have announced that Jawan M. Jackson will be joining the group as the new bass singer, replacing Willie Green.

    (June 7, 2022) By nearly any measure, they are the greatest R&B vocal group of all time. Mention soul music in the 1960s and 70s, and you’ll almost certainly start with The Temptations. And the Temptin' Tempts continue their legacy, now in the middle of their 60th Anniversary tour with a brand new album. And after announcing a new lead singer “Tony Grant, last December, today the Tempts have announced that Jawan M. Jackson will be joining the group as the new bass singer, replacing Willie Green.

    In a post on social media, the group wrote: The Temptations, led by founding member, Otis Williams are hitting the road for their summer/fall concert tours. Debuting in the lineup this month, bass vocalist Jawan M. Jackson, who starred as Melvin Franklin in the original cast of the Tony Award Winning Broadway musical, Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations. The group, also featuring longtime leading vocalists, Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks and recently new to group, Grammy nominated vocalist Anthony “Tony” Grant, will perform fan favorites such as “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me),” "Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” and more!

    Jackson is a Detroit native who has shown his talent as both an actor and a singer. The Eastern Michigan University graduate made his professional debut in Motown The Musical after a period as a disc jockey on Detroit’s WGPR radio station. In addition to his Broadway work, Jackson also has an extensive string of television and movie roles to his credit.

    Jawan Jackson will be the 27th member of the Temptations, and we wish him the best as he starts his new journey with the group.

    By Chris Rizik

    Check out our Member-by-Member History of the Temptations

    Many thanks to SoulTracker Darnea for letting us know

     
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