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Spotlight: Kimberly Mendoza

Kim Mendoza - I Really Love You

Kimberly Mendoza started leading songs with her church’s youth choir at the age of 3. In this time, she discovered that she wanted to sing for God for the rest of her life. Although, she didn’t always have it easy.

Kim grew up with 7 other siblings. Enough money was hard to come by for a family of this size. Yet, God helped them get through these tough times.Though ridiculed in her early years of school for not always being able to afford the latest fashions, Kim found comfort in singing gospel songs to herself when friends were few. Later, Kimberly took a vow in college that she would only use her voice for Christ.

While in attendance at La Tech University, she traveled and sang with the school’s gospel choir, “Souls on Fire”. After getting married, graduating and having a baby boy in one year, she decided she would continue pursuing more of her goals by furthering her career in music. This decision lead her to record her first single, “I really Love You”. This song can be found on Itunes, Cdbaby, Amazon.com, and Google Play. She has come to find out through all of her life that God has always been there and that he really loves us. It is her desire to share that message with the world!

In society, one of the toughest things you can do is stand for what you believe. Yet, we are taught through the word of God that no matter what the consequence, we have to take a stand……. In light of all the terrible things going on in society, it was my heart’s desire to create an inspirational music video. From the deaths of our children, our BLACK men, to the persecution of the Christians on every hand……. From ISIS using Christians for target practice to the horrible weather that has been killing our families and plaguing our land. I have realized how much I truly I need Jesus. How much WE need JESUS. I pray that this gives someone encouragement and pushes us to pray more for our society. In our own strength we can’t do anything. Yet, we can do all things through Christ which gives us strength. Listen, watch, and Enjoy! Artist: Kimberly Mendoza; Producer: Mark Taylor; Videographer: Phillip Bowman

Spotlight: Stephannie D. Sanders

Spotlight: Stephannie D. Sanders
Stephanie D Sanders
Stephanie D. Sanders is a driven, passionate, charismatic, contemporary artist with a unique approach to her blend of music. Inspired by artists like Kirk Franklin, India Arie, Mary Mary, Musiq Soulchild, Frank Sinatra, Kim Burrell, Mary J Blige, Deitrick Haddon, Gladys Knight and a host of others, Stephanie has set out to develop her own inspirational and personal blend of sound. Her music is all about connecting with the listeners through high-energy release, uplifting melodies, and heartfelt vocal performances that will find a way into your soul. When not busy with her music career, you can find Stephanie using her talent as an Actress, TV Host and Voiceover Artist (among other things). Quite the triple threat, it’s hard to deny her god-given gifts, beauty and professionalism. A true “A” Lister in the making. Let her bless you with her Message Music.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Navigator Of The Seas – Female Karaoke Artist
Navigator Of The Seas – Overall Karaoke Artist
2015 All Florida Awards – Female Artist Of The Year
2015 All Florida Awards – Producer Of The Year
2015 All Florida Awards – R&B Artist Of The Year
2016 North Florida Awards – Female Gospel Artist Of The Year
2016 All Florida Awards – R&B Artist Of The Year
2016 All Florida Awards – Song Of The Year
2016 Joy In Praise Awards Show – Hear And Now Artist Of The Year
2016 The Newsome Awards
2016/2017 Miss Newsome Awards USA
2016 The Newsome Awards – Solo Artist Of The Year
2016 Voice Of Gospel Music Awards – Female Artist Of The Year (Nominated)

Spotlight: Spirit2Spirit

Spotlight: Spirit2Spirit
Spirit2Spirit - Message
Often dubbed “The Earth, Wind, & Fire of Gospel”, the driving force behind Spirit 2 Spirit is two brothers, Michael and Denny Jenkins. Together the two have over 50 years of musical experience. Michael plays bass, keyboards, and percussion. He has done lead and background vocals. He is a truly blessed lyrical writer, arranger personified, and a technical engineer, whose creativity in digital recording, editing, and mastering is unequaled. His ability to get the best out of an individual (not limited to musical or vocal artists) permits him to meet the challenge all producers and writers face in creating a viable product to be loved and cherished by the general public, as well as revered and respected by those in the industry.
Denny, by design, is a percussionist who uses the keyboards to enhance his song writing ability. His strength lies in his lyric writing, and arrangements, and he sings lead and background vocals. He is a published poet who whishes to perform, and produce and remain humble and modest in spite of the hype often associated with success in the musical industry. He wants most of all to make a contribution to God’s creation that in some way helps in the healing process, and share with anyone willing to listen. The brothers have a musical background wherein their father, the late Thomas Jenkins helped form, manage, and sing for the Gospel Quartet “THE MIGHTY SOUTHERN ECHOES” of Washington D.C. The group’s name was retired in 1999 by Mr. Thomas Jenkins, Co-Founder, after 48 years of praising our Lord God in music and in faith. Michael and Denny were also blessed with the opportunity to play with their father‘s group a couple of years before it’s retirement, and decided to continue their father’s legacy through the group “SPIRIT 2 SPIRIT”.
Spirit 2 Spirit Is: Michael Jenkins: Bass Guitar, Keyboard Programming and Background Vocals. Denny Jenkins: Percussion, Keyboard Programming, Lead and Background Vocals. Group Associates: Curtis Day: Guitar, Keyboards, Lead and Background Vocals. Tony Carr: Guitar. Michael Simon: Drums, Percussion, Lead and Background Vocals, Anthony “Muke” Thompson: keyboards and flute.

Spotlight: Daphanne Poole

Spotlight: Daphanne Poole
Daphanne-Poole
The musical talents that arise from New Orleans have given the world a flavorful taste of how art and entertainment can truly impact a soul. Daphanne Poole, a vocalist extraordinaire, grew up in the Lower 9TH Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana. Embodying her homegrown roots of musical talent, Poole’s passion for singing started at the meek age of four years old, since then she has gained exposure in the Gospel genre through soloist, choral directing and theatre performances and opportunities. She was granted the opportunity to study Musical Theatre at NOCCA while delivering soulful melodies in the high school chorale at G.W. Carver High School.
Poole introduced her talent for theatre production by co- directing Vinnette Carroll, “Your Arms Too Short to Box with God”. Destiny then propelled her in to the company of local Gospel artist, Raymond A. Myles, which allotted her a position in his musical group, The RAMS. Daphanne attended Grambling State University in Louisiana on a vocal scholarship. Her passion for cultural arts and entertainment blossomed her into her life’s calling of Gospel entertainment. Dee influences and vocal inspirations include Sarah Vaughn, Mahalia Jackson, Betty Carter, Phyllis Hyman, Peabo Bryson, Daryl Coley, Marvin Winans, Paul Morton and Helen Baylor. Dee’s extensive and impressive resume includes: backgrounds and demo sampling for Stellar Award and Grammy Award winning artists and producers such as, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Oleta Adams, Michael Robinson, Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Mass Choir and The New Orleans Symphony. Daphanne’s daily affirmation is reflected through biblical scripture. As an organic musical talent, she allows God to use her as a catalyst of change in the music industry by delivering heartfelt melodies, which mimic the sounds of Jazz and Blues, but extort the praises of God with her deep and clear contralto voice. “I Can Do All Things through Christ which strengthens me. And I believe as long as I stay true to myself and with others, continue to love my family, attend, participate and tithe at my church and remain humble, All things that GOD has in store for me will not only come to past and will work in my favor.” – Daphanne Poole

Spotlight: Valerie Woodard

Spotlight: Valerie Woodard

Valerie Woodard-MightyGod

 Valerie Woodard is a Psalmist/Singer, Songwriter and Actor. She began singing at age eleven and soon
after, united her love for music with the love of Christ and a desire to serve Him. Valerie’s aspiration is
to touch, and encourage the hearts of man through her gift and anointing.

She shares the intimate details of her experiences with Christ through what she has termed
“LifeMusic”: Spiritually uplifting music for the mind, body and soul. In Addition to writing for herself,
Valerie also writes for other artists, choirs and theater through her publishing company PsalmTree
Publishing.
Valerie’s first CD project, Relationship, included the radio singles ‘This Joy’ and ‘You Are The One God’.
That album was released on Whole Armor Recordings (owned by her husband and manager, Vincent
Woodard). Valerie is preparing for the release of her sophomore album, ‘Relationship II: Closer’ due
fall of 2014.

Has Shared the stage with:
Yvette Williams (Kurt Carr Singers), Ben Tankard,
Dewayne Woods and others.
Acting Roles:
Purlie: Luttiebelle Gussie Mae Jenkins
Afric’s Muse: Keisha, Mother, Phyllis Wheatley’s friend
You Wouldn’t Expect: May Rivers, Temperance
Hedgepeth
Awards/Accomplishments:
ECMA (Excellence in Christian Music Academy)
Award recipient
H.R.H.A (Hampton Redevelopment and Housing
Authority) Hall of Fame Award recipient
Divine Showcase Guest Artist (Divine Concept Group)
American Music Guild (AMG) Heritage Award Nominee
(Female Vocalist of the Year)
Apollo Theater (Harlem, New York)

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Contact info:

Manager: Vincent Woodard
Phone: (252) 292-6928
On the web
Website: http://www.valeriewoodard.com
Facebook: Valerie Woodard
Twitter: @ValerieWoodard

Spotlight: J. Cee

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In 2007 she was awarded the MEGAJAM 98FM “Best Female Vocalist” and her song “Nah Fi Run” was awarded BIG TUNE in 2007 by ROOTS FM.

J-Muzik has just released her (2011) debut Album “Nah Compromise” a powerful 17 tracks CD loaded with soul piercing messages delivered in a pulsating and dynamic style.

The video for “Air I Breathe” is nominated for The Best Gospel Video for 2011 by CARIVIBEZ ANNUAL VIDEO WEB AWARDS.

Her ministry is taking the world by storm [1] as an Ordained Minister [2] Praise and Worship Leader [3] Youth Leader [4] Motivational Speaker [5] Dance Instructor [6] Choreographer + Project Planner [7] Designer [8] Multidimensional Singer (English and Spanish) – Jazz, R&B, Dancehall, Reggae, “the whole works”.

On October 21, 2006, she launched her career as a professional Gospel Artiste with the mission to spread her message across the world. Bishop Dr. Joseph Ade-Gold gave her apostolic covering and blessing to minister to nations. On Sunday December 13, 2009, she was ordained as a Minister of Abundant Life Christian Church. Her ministry has taken her to the United States and major Caribbean territories including her home Jamaica. She shared stage with Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Canton Jones and Bobby Jones. Her album includes songs such as “Lighthouse”, “Nah Fi Run”, “Somehow” and “Let Me Worship You”.

 

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Some of the major events she ministered include: Genesis Festival, Fun In The Son, Caribbean Gospel Fest in Miami, YFC Mission Project in Arizona, Bahamas Famfest, Antigua Gospel Fest, Summer Sizzle, Portland Jerk Festival and Sister to Sister Media-ton.

Jermet aka J.Cee is a strong, energetic and warm individual who grew up on sound Christian principles. She started singing in church at the age of three. Children’s choir, youth choir, other singing groups – to soloist is the sequential progress of this Psalmist. Through her grandfather’s guidance and teachings, she was infused with the purpose of ministry and thus choose singing and dancing as the mediums to act. Over thirteen years ago she started her Christian journey which has its challenges, but, being an overcomer she beats all obstacles.

She is married and is a proud mother. She serves in many ministries including Youth Ministry, Deliverance Ministry, and the Performing Arts Ministries.

YOUTUBE: JCeemuzik
FACEBOOK: JermetAkaJCee
EMAIL: j.ceeministries@gmail.com

MANAGEMENT: Mark Campbell
TELE: (718) 594.1091 International
TELE: (876) 896.4058
EMAIL: blessedluke@yahoo.com
A member of JaRIA

Instrumentation

Floyd – Keyboard
Andre – Drums
Marvin / Rayon – Bass
Tadmar – Guitar
Arriane, Tona, Melissa and Stephen are support singers.
J.Cee lead vocalist

Discography

“Nah Compromise” 2011 debut Album

Official Website

http://www.facebook.com/JermetAkaJCee

Spotlight: Wincey Terry-Bryant

WINCEY TERRY-BRYANT

Vocalist/Lyricist/Producer/Entrepreneur

Presents

“Time to Say”

Featuring the Debut Single

“I Remember”

 © Copyright 2012 by Dr. Velma Smith.  All rights reserved.

 

Every once in a while a talent comes along who grabs everyone’s attention leaving an indelible impression!  Wincey Terry-Bryant, a native of Jersey City, New Jersey, and world-class professional singer has done just that!  She emerges as a dynamic component and supersized talent for the 21st century.  She is a vibrant powerhouse with a resilient creative edge.  Not only is she a dynamic vocalist, she is a skillful producer coupled with incredible talent as an exceptionally developed lyricist.  This vocalist extraordinaire is certainly destined for success as she inspires the masses globally.

 

Wincey was born with an intrinsic melodic distinctive rooted in the soils of the church.  It was in this very setting in 1977 that she sang her first solo and blessed the congregation of a small church in Jersey City, New Jersey.  That was then!  Her career has catapulted from the choir stand to an impressive career in the music and film businesses.

 

On her self-produced debut CD project “Time to Say,” she deliberately opens her heart and allows the infusion of lyrics to take you on an inspirational musical journey.  The title of the project “Time to Say” was birthed from Wincey’s desire to use the gift of song to spread inspiration and hope throughout the world.  This project features the debut single “I Remember” which has reached national and international status.  Currently, “I Remember” has charted at “Number 8” on the United Kingdom Soul chart.  The project was released in June 2012 and offers a taste and see response for the audience.

 

The project offers various genres of musical styles such as snippets of R&B, upbeat contemporary gospel and the smooth sound of inspirational jazz.  If you love inspirational music at its finest — this CD is just what you’ve been waiting for!  It is packed with rhythmic agility and wave after wave of blessings.  The lyrics are masterfully approached and elegantly oriented.  Success is stamped on this sensational project and it will definitely enhance your music collection.

 

Wincey’s exceptional vocal talent on this project takes melody and harmony in a completely new direction.  The project is an authentic masterpiece communicating a majestic distinction with a refreshing style.  The project immediately establishes a dialogue with the melody and the lyrics.  Such profoundness

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affirms an uplifting and liberating factor to the listening ear.  The sheer depth and intensity of her stylistic diversity on the project simply raises the bar of excellence.  Amazingly, her vocal qualities encompass an exceptional abundance of inspiration and rhythmic directness with a caliber that is profound.  She effortlessly sings with a personalized melodic/harmonic blend on each cut.

 

Her repertoire is well-documented with some of the music and entertainment industry’s legendary giants.  She has worked as a background vocalist for Sting, Herb Alpert, Tina Turner, Dorothy Norwood, Tom Jones and Dennis Taylor.  Moreover, she was a featured vocalist for Grover Washington Jr. (“Soulful Strut” CD) and for Monie Love (“It’s A Shame” CD).

 

A quick glance at her smorgasbord of media credits is quite impressive and validates her authenticity of distinguished performances.  Television credits include: “Soul Train,” “The Arsenio Hall Show,” “Spike & Company Do It Acapella,” “Debbie Allen,” “Bill Cosby,” “Nia Peeples Party Machine” and “Late Night with David Letterman.”  Moreover, Wincey’s voice can be heard on the famed children’s TV series “Sesame Street.”  Radio credits include: “Power of Gospel,” “Power Praise Radio” and “The Reading Circle.” 

 

Wincey is a dedicated member of the Deliverance Jesus Is Coming Church, Irvington, New Jersey under the dynamic leadership of Bishop James H. Everett and Vanessa Everett.

 

Wincey’s educational background exemplifies her pursuit of excellence.  She attended Bloomfield, College in Bloomfield, New Jersey.  She holds the elite distinction of receiving life experiences degrees for “Work in Early Childhood” and the “Phenomenal Women Award.”

 

Wincey is a multi-faceted woman with many talents.  She is the founder and CEO of Winceyco Music and Nana’s Babies.  Her companies provide musically inspired educational programs to schools, churches and other organizations.  She has also produced two educational music CD’s, one cartoon DVC and one children’s book on bullying.

 

As a visionary, Wincey combined her love for music, education and children by establishing a performing arts troupe that educates audiences regarding serious social issues and academic subject mater in schools and churches throughout New York and New Jersey.

 

Wincey graciously invites you to authorize the lyrics of her powerfully inspired project, “Time to Say” with the featured debut single “I Remember” to inspire your spirit.  Turn your radio on and share her experience and it will be “Time to Say,” “I Remember.”  You will be glad you did!

 

Please visit the following online cites for more information regarding Wincey Terry-Bryant.

info@winceycomusic.com
http://www.winceycomusic.com
http://www.uksoulchart.com

 

 

Spotlight: James Kelly Fox Davis

James Kelly Fox Davis & ABF

 

James “Kelly Fox!” Davis is a native of Washington, DC, and is a member and Director of Music of the Kettering Baptist Church in Upper Marlboro, MD, under the leadership of the great Senior Pastor, Bucas Sterling, III.

James attended the Ellington School of the Arts, and studied classical and jazz instrumental music. He grew up in church, and accepted Jesus at an early age, at the Antioch Baptist Church, in Washington, DC.
James began tapping out familiar melodies on his family’s upright piano at a very early age. His parents immediately recognized his gift and knew what direction to guide him. After studying privately 6 years, he auditioned and was accepted to the Ellington School of the Arts where he studied classical piano for one year. It was here where James first picked up and fell in love with the saxophone. He dropped piano and changed his major to saxophone after one year of playing, and focused on jazz studies.
Upon graduating Ellington, James continued his music studies at the University of the District of Columbia as a Music Education major. It was there that he began to be exposed to gospel music and playing in a new light. He began hanging out in the practice modules and learning from other talented gospel musicians, i.e., William Becton, Gerry Gillespie, and Kenneth Gross. It was then that he was inspired to learn more about and how to play gospel music.
James began playing for his first church choir at the age of 18. It was then that he wrote his first gospel song “Jesus Paid It All” along with his then Pastor, David K. North.

James Kelly Fox Davis and ABF

Since then, James has assisted many churches in the Washington, DC area with the development of their music ministries.
James has become an accomplished songwriter, producer and recording engineer. He established his group “A Bunch of Friends” in 2010 to assist with his debut recording, “The Best Gift”, which was released November 09 2010.

 

Get More From James “Kelly Fox” Davis & ABF At: http://www.kellyfoxonline.com/

 

 

 

Spotlight: Ki Johnson

Ki Johnson

A singer. A songwriter. Her musical DNA has allowed her to surpass the walls of the church to night clubs, political programs, women’s conferences and intimate gatherings. She has performed at venues such as The Grove, BB Kings, Skinny’s in Hollywood, Cal State Fullerton, The Orange County Chamber of Commerce and the Inland Valley Jazz Festival. Her first album, “Butterfly Notes” was released in 2006 and managed to create much positive buzz on the Indie Gospel scene. Her style has been described as unique, soulful, melodic, and motivational. To attend a Ki Johnson performance is truly an experience. She gets her audience involved. Ki stands on stage and will ask her audience how they feel about a subject or what’s on their heart. She then takes what was randomly said by her audience and writes a song on the spot. She feels the goal of her music is to “write/sing you a song with words that will stay on your heart, not just for five minutes, but for a life time.” Mrs. Johnson is currently at work on her sophomore album and can be seen performing at venues across California.

Ki Johnson

If you would like to have Ki Johnson perform for your special occassion, please contact us at (657) 215-1190
http://www.kijohnson.com/

Spotlight: Melody Pesina

Melody-Pesina

Melody Pesina’s debut album “You Are God’s Beauty: A
collection of songs for the soul” was released nationwide through
Amazon and Itunes May 1, 2012 through independent label Tate Music
Group! Melody wrote the album after/while still experiencing many
trials and tests. She poured her heart into each and every song that
she wrote with the goal of spreading the message of hope that she
herself/others so desperately needed. Every song on the album has a
message of hope for the hurting and an annointing that touches the
depths of your soul. Each song has a very special unique meaning that
will help you see who you were created to be through God’s only son
Jesus Christ (For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and
only son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have
everlasting life. John 3:16) .Melody’s hope for you is this: “Come to
me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take
my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in
heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and
my burden is light.”- Jesus (Matthew 11)

Melody Pesina

Melody Pesina has been singing in front of audiences since she was 5
years old. She, her mother, her brother & her two sisters formed a
church choir consisting of them alone. As she got older, she continued
to sing solos at church & loved to listen to, study, and sing all
songs by famous artist Mariah Carey. Later on, she began to pursue a
professional career in singing, first pursuing a career in mainstream
music then changing focus back to Christian music with the goal of
spreading her music to the whole world. She has sang in mass choirs,
church praise teams, funerals, weddings, community gatherings, and
anywhere invited to sing. She enjoys listening to and singing all
types of music including Christian Rock, Christian Rap, or songs of
any genre that portrays a good message. Her life focus is to bring
praise & glory to Jesus Christ our Lord & Saviour.

EPK: http://www.tatemusicgroup.com/epk/?id=16856&page

Website: http://melodypesina.wix.com/sings

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