By Jenna Weis
Expression with words was inevitable for Wyandanch-native Jarred Haynes, whose humble upbringing exposed him to his creative outlet of music and poetry. Jarred, aka “AllStar” has portrayed his multi faceted talent since the age of 3 when he began singing for his church, next a published poet at 9, then a freestyle rapper at 16. These early self discoveries would pave the way to greater attention to Jarred as an artist, and eventually as the founder of his own independent label.
Jarred’s fast paced evolution continued straight to his musical calling in 2009 when college friend Mike Rogge introduced him to the free-ski community. Jarred explains his first experience with the free-ski culture
“One day he called and said he was in a room full of skiers and I freestyled mentioning all of their names. Next thing I know I start getting phone calls from skiers and companies for music, eventually landing me at the one and one International Freeski Film Festival (IF3).”
Jarred performs in Montreal annually for the festival. This unique opportunity revved up his name in the sports industry as well where his mix tapes were featured in ESPN and Powder Magazine according to his bio and the journey does not stop here. With music as his true passion he started his own label “White Light Music Group LLC” where he develops and assists other artists. “As a label I hope we become an army” he says “an army where everyone feels they can be themselves to the fullest extent while seeking knowledge growing and learning from mistakes.”
Jarred “AllStar” Haynes is an artist who wishes to connect with his audience on many levels through his craft. He expresses his confidence in the greatness that lies ahead for him.
“I just thank God for my gift. This gift to create has opened doors for me to do many things musically and while grateful I feel as if the ‘biggest’ is yet to come.”
When asked if his music holds any specific message, it is Realism. Personal experiences have shaped this artist to see the world differently to produce music with depth, soul, and beautiful words.
“My entire life I have bore witness to the duality which is life. The struggle between good and bad, ying and yang, heaven or hell however you choose to word it; it exists. My music is relatable to everyone.”
Come see Jarred perform at SPARKBOOM’s “Off The Walls II” event Saturday Sept. 20 1520 New York Ave. Huntington Station from 1-6 PM. RSVP here via Facebook.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jenna Weis grew up on Long Island and graduated from Commack High School in 2007. She received her Associates Degree in Visual Arts from Suffolk Community College then went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and Criticism from Stony Brook University. This is her second summer working for SPARKBOOMTM, first as Lead Blogger. She hopes the blog will really engage readers to want to see more of the artists work at our SPARKBOOMTM events and help further promote the artists themselves.