Performing contemporary to classical music, my career has spanned from North America to Asia. Talents include composing lyrics and vocal arrangements for commercial jingles such as Nescafe, Acuve, Sony Vaio, Nestea and Kirin Fire Coffee, featuring Stevie Wonder and Pokeman TV series. Other recordings and or compositions include projects for Dancemania, Bass Patrol, teaching vocal workshops, writting lyrics, vocal arrangements and touring with Japanese artist such as Morning Musume, TRF, Max, Japanese Soul Legend Masayuki Suzuki and Tekeshi Nakatsuka, to name a few. I've also performed with legendary musicians including Cab Calloway, Theodore Marcus "Teddy" Edwards, Larry Von Nash, Carl Burnett, Roy Hargrove, George Clinton, Bernard Wright and the late Robert Palmer.
I've returned to the USA from performing years in Asia and also opening the Ritz Carlton in Tokyo Midtown. I was invited to perform at the Ritz Carlton Bahrain Luxury Hotel Resort and opened the Ritz Carlton Reserve Phulay Bay, Thailand and performed at the One & Only Resort Reethi Rah Maldives.
One of my goals is to record projects of "Standards" with a new fresh modern sound. I am and want to continue connecting with talented musicians that feel these type projects are important. A part of my music path is to continue the art of vocal expression with the soul of our fathers reaching the hearts and minds of our youth. If you share this idea feel free to contact me and let's discover a New Standard.
Lovers of Jazz, R&B and Spiritual Music... You are welcomed to visit my website & feel free to post comment/questions.
Girl, I love Atlanta, I jammed at Daileys one night and went to a show at Churchill Grounds which featured TC III, a vocalist from New York playing with Bernard Linnette (he is great), Louis Heriveaux and Andrew Altman, I loved it and I hung out with them after the gig. All in all, a great experience.
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."