Jabari “Solo” Jones is a Detroit, MI native who began dancing at the age of 8, inspired by recording artist Usher’s “You Don’t Have To Call” music video. A self taught dancer, his first ever taste of performing was dancing in the 79th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Prior to Step Afrika!, Jabari was a featured performer for artists such as Aloe Blacc, Detroit 1-8-7, Elijah J, Jacob Latimore, K Jay Music, and The Music Factory, and has since performed with and alongside Missy Elliot, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Quality Control, Lil Baby, City Girls, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, and Lil Yachty.
In addition to his extraordinary dance credits, Jabari has also acted in the productions of College Boyfriends, Mooz-Lum, Will Packer’s Bigger, Nick Cannon’s WildNOut, BET’s American Soul, and Sophia Nahli Allison‘s Eyes on the Prize: Hallowed Ground.
Jabari studied English at Morehouse College where he stepped with Du Beta Psi, and received additional instruction with both the Marygrove College in Detroit, MI and the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit. He is a proud member of The Chi Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc where he served as Stroll Master, and first joined Step Afrika! upon graduating Morehouse College in 2017.
Jabari’s favorite experience with Step Afrika! has been performing “Off Trane” in the work The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence, and he aspires to be a very respected, and known, actor and director.