Jarae Gillispie aka J.K.Mari is a 21 year old singer/ songwriter born and raised in Washington D.C. He comes from a very musical and artistic family. His grandfather and great grandfather were musicians and the rest is history. His grandfather Charles Franklin Gillispie introduced him to the acoustic guitar at the age of 10. His grandfather made him practice every day and with time he progressed and began writing his own music. J.K.Mari’s skills have since progressed and he is ready to take the world by storm one stage at a time.