Jah9, born Janine Cunningham in Jamaica, will make her Ithaca debut at the Haunt Saturday night to spotlight her “jazz on dub” style.
After working with well-known producers such as Sheldon Bernard, Beres Hammond and Donovan Bennett, Jah9 connected with Roy ‘Stone Love’ Gilligan to record the single “Mr. Right.” Further sessions led to a new album, 2013’s “New Name, which one critic praised with “I cannot remember a debut album which was as lyrically strong”; another cited Jah9’s for having “a jazz soloist’s fluidity, a singer’s voice and a poet’s flow.”
Visit www.jah9.com to learn more.
Dubtronic Kru will open the 9 p.m. show. Advance tickets are $12 viawww.dansmallspresents.com; at the door, admission is $15. Visit www.thehaunt.com to learn more.