AJ is one of the elite whose talent transcends genres. AJ makes it all work as an artist, and listening to her is like falling in love with an undeniable connection to her audience. AJ takes soulful jazz to the heart of Artistry.
AJ is sensational yet subtle. Born and raised in Houston, TX, AJ is a classically trained artist who is influenced by legends such as Beethoven, Mozart, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, and Diana Ross.
AJ has magnetic originality and creativeness, and will mesmerize you with her outstanding vocal ability. AJ’s vocal abilities hold all the various elements together and fuse them into a distinct sound.
AJ began singing and playing piano at an early age. AJ feels blessed this was God’s gift to her. AJ’s mother has been a musician for the church since the age of 13-years-old, and kept AJ grounded in church filled with a host of undiscovered artists, and this is where AJ honored her skills by watching her peers. It is a fact that AJ did much of her early practicing at home, small venues, and spending time with her vocal and piano coach. AJ was honored with a Music Scholarship.
AJ states that today, a celebrated, revered art form, jazz is still evolving and growing. The rhythms lie underneath modern forms of rap and hip hop. AJ feels hip hop techniques are beginning to influence the sound of jazz today. It’s obvious that jazz simultaneously continues to look back and look ahead, while paying attention to what’s going on right in front of them. AJ feels jazz is an art form treasured around the world as one of America's greatest legacies and gifts.
AJ quotes “If you are reading this, you are a very important person to her” in the endeavors.
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