Jayna
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Background Singer, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

Jayna S. Blackwell, Vocalist
Genre: Urban/ R&B/Blues/Rock/Pop - Singing/Performing Since: 1971

OVERVIEW
Jayna Blackwell has been singing since the age of 4. Starting in Church, she has sung in many choirs, chorales and gospel groups. While still holding on to her Gospel roots, Jayna began singing popular music in the early 1990?s and hasn?t stopped yet. Her eclectic musical taste and style has enabled her to develop a voice that includes many genres (Blues, Rock, R&B, etc.).

PERFORMANCE HISTORY
2007 ? Present Lead/Backing vocals for Bay Area Artists: Barron Edwards, Trace Ellington, Buttah, Big Cat Tolefree, Emby and others as contracted
2004 ? 2007 Thrill Train Lead vocalist for R&B/Pop Cover Band
2005 ? 2006 Wade Love Band, Background Vocalist R&B/Hip-Hop Cover Band
2002 ? Present Barron Edward?s Motown 60?s Music Revue Show - Performs background vocals for many types of shows including corporate, casinos, weddings and festivals with audiences ranging in size from 25 people to 3,000+
1999 ? 2003 State Bar of California Bar Notes w/ Eddie Hall
Performed solos and group ensembles for State Bar events (i.e. Christmas parties, employee appreciations, memorial services, anniversaries, retirement parties, etc.)
2001 ? 1982 East Oakland Church of God in Christ Gospel Choir
Performed Solos as well as with the choir for Sunday morning Services, special events, funerals, weddings, jurisdiction meetings, etc.
1982 ? 1983 Skyline High School Choir
1979 ? 1982 Westlake Junior High School Choir

RECORDING HISTORY
Jayna has recorded vocals for commercials, demos, live recordings and promotion videos for booking the Barron Edward?s Motown Revue show. She has also experienced ?live? recordings of the Gospel Choir of her former church.

Screen name:
Jayna
Member since:
Mar 17 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
12
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

MAJOR INFLUENCES
Gospel: The Clark Sisters, Winans Family, Lawrence Matthews, Rev. Shirley Ceaser, Walter Hawkins & Family and many others
Motown/Funk/R&B: Natalie Cole, Roberta Flack, The Emotions, Evelyn Champaign King, Patrice Rushen, Earth Wind & Fire, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, The O?jays, The Whispers, The Isley Brothers, and many others

EQUIPMENT

Wireless Mic: Shure Beta 57A
Corded Mic: Shure SM58
Mic Stand
Mic Cords
Music Stand
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