If you happen to catch Jidenna during his almost sold out tour this year, you’ll likely see Will Gittens jumping, dancing, providing background vocals and making his guitar gently weep as a member of The Chief’s band. But there are many more layers to the talented Trinidadian. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Gittens has the kind of formal training that many aspiring musicians dream of. But in this business, training and degrees mean nothing if you don’t have the talent, persistence and musical instinct to back it up. And we’re here to tell you that Mr. Gittens is the real deal.
In addition to his multi-instrumental dexterity, Will’s singing and songwriting skills are the icing that earned him a spot on our Bounce-Worthy list. Of course, his charisma and charming smile don’t hurt either. It all started a few years ago when the Atlanta-based artist started gaining a following on social media with his impressive covers of Justin Beiber, Justin Timberlake, Drake, Rihanna, John Legend, Ariana Grande, Miguel, Bruno Mars…and pretty much everybody. But it didn’t take long for him to truly put himself out there by premiering his own original music as well.