Jason "Blackbird" Selman was born in Canada of Barbados descent. He has been part of the Montréal music scene for the last 10 years as trumpeter, poet, and socially engaged artist. He is a member of the collective KalmUnity, Nomadic Massive. More recently, Mr. Selman has used these talents in the service of Montréal’s Black Theatre Workshop Youth Works theatre program.
In May of 2005, he undertook the role of producer for the poetry, music and song series Intimate Sky, a showcase for some of Montréal’s most talented performers. In May of 2006 his play Death of the Bourgeois Dream was performed by members of the Youth Works team and in July of that year, he participated in Habana, Cuba’s annual Hip Hop Symposium as part of Live Hip Hop group Nomadic Massive. In January of 2007, he co-edited Talking Book, an anthology of poetry featuring members of the KalmUnity collective.
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