With an successful career spanning more than 30 years, a string of top rated albums and a cabinet full of Grammy Awards, David Nesta “Ziggy” Marley will be one of the highlights of this year’s TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
Son of reggae legend Bob Marley, and Rita Marley, Ziggy was surrounded by music from a very early age. Ziggy and siblings formed the successful Ziggy Marley and Melody Makers in 1979, with Ziggy performing on stage at the tender age of 11.
The band has released 13 albums between 1985 and 2000, with a critical and commercial breakthrough with Conscious Party, which delivered the first of 8 Grammy Awards so far.
Since 2003 Ziggy has released 6 solo studio albums and three live albums, which between them have spawned 5 more Grammys, with 2016 self titles being the latest.
As well as being success on stage, Ziggy has always been philanthropic off the stage as well. This started early in his life with royalties from Children Playing in the Streets pledged to the UN. Ziggy has continued to give, founding of the URGE Foundation, which supports education, health and the environment, for children in communities in Africa and Jamaica.
Ziggy will be performing at the Vogue Theatre on June 26th, with tickets available here