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Jabari Ali is a Guild Nominated Music Supervisor and curator with Paragon Film Music, LLC with years of experience as a consultant and business/personal manager. He has served as music supervisor or consultant on several notable projects, including David Makes Man (OWN), The Equalizer 2 (Sony Pictures), Shots Fired (FOX), Training Day (Warner Bros.), Biker Boyz (DreamWorks) and ESPN's 30 for 30: "One Night in Vegas", -Tupac Shakur. Ali, who is a Guild of Music Supervisors Award nominee, is a graduate of California State University Northridge (Bachelor of Arts degree in Pan African Studies) and the esteemed, Los Angeles based Crenshaw High School.  Ali has also attended the University of California, Los Angeles where he completed several extension courses in publishing and film & television music licensing.  


Jabari has a great desire to use his skills to enhance, encourage and empower those around him. He has worked in the fields of education, coaching, mentoring, promotions & marketing, publishing, and producer/songwriter management.  


Ali has immense knowledge of the entertainment industry, record company distribution, and film & television music.  Leveraging a propensity for "deal-making", Ali co-founded Paragon Management Corporation, one of the industry’s premier management firms. He also founded Paragon Soundtracks, an urban soundtrack record label. These endeavors have given him the insight and vision to become a powerful force in entertainment. His greatest assets are being able to work in a team environment as well as offering ideas and concepts from his extensive background and experiences.