In 2003 Ms. Jaz was named among the “Top Ten Jazz Albums” in British Columbia, then in 2006, she was named among the ‘Top Ten Jazz Albums” in Ottawa, Canada. Cincinnati Citybeat Magazine named her as one of the “Top Local Artists to Produce a CD on a “National Level” after her release of “Chances” in 2002. In February 2009, she was named #1 on the Australian Independent Record Charts with her track “Guess Who I Saw Today” off her “Me Too Live” CD.
A Cincinnati-based vocalist, percussionist and writer; she has performed in various cities across the nation. Many have compared her vocals to Phyllis Hyman, Sade and Anita Baker. Ms. Jaz performed background vocals live in concert for Phil Perry, Windham Hill’s hot vocalist at Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center and opened for National Recording Artists Regina Belle, Bobby Blue Bland, Marion Meadows and Pieces of a Dream. In 2004, she performed for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) as the featured artist on a Benefit Cruise.
Jaz’s first single was released on the “Essence of Now” Record Label Dec. 15, 2001. Her first released CD, “Chances” was recorded on the D’Mar Entertainment Record Label as well as “Me Too – Ms. Jaz Live” released July 2006.
She continues to be active in the community. She is an active Board Member for “Mine 4 God Productions” a Columbus, Ohio Theatre Company responsible for the annual summer Black Theatre Festival. She is also an active Board Member for the Annual Cincinnati Juneteenth Festival.
Jaz is being marketed internationally and making Play Lists in the USA, Japan, The Netherlands, Italy, Australia, British Columbia, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, New Zealand and The United Kingdom.