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November 2017 - Hi all! Yes, I'm around and yes, I'm still singing! I'm currently on a hiatus to focus on my family. I don't plan to take on any gigs until January 2018. But you never know! Traditionally, I've been busy during the Christmas season. If something comes up, I'll try my best to update you here.

So, if I don't talk to you before then, have a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season! As always, thank you for your love, prayers, and support.

About Joy

Joy was born in Fairfax, Virginia and has lived in the Washington DC Metro area all of her life. As a child, Joy always had an ear for music and experimented with harmonies and song-writing as a form of personal entertainment. Joy was an active member of her church's youth choir for several years and was often asked, "Where does someone so little get that big voice from?"

While attending the University of Maryland at College Park, Joy began to lead various selections as a member of the university's gospel choir under the direction of Ms. Valeria Foster. From there, she went on to join the renowned Washington DC based gospel choir, WPAS Men and Women of the Gospel under the direction of Maestro Stanley Thurston and became a regularly featured soloist.

In August of 2012, Joy sang with the NEWorks Inspirational Voices, an ensemble of nine singers invited by the US State Department to tour to Cairo, Egypt under the direction of Rev. Nolan Williams, Jr. The group (assembled by NEWorks Productions) represented the United States as cultural envoys and sang for the Fifth Annual Sufi and Chanting Festival, an international festival sponsored by Egypt's Ministry of Culture.

Joy has had the opportunity to showcase her strong mezzo-soprano voice at several notable venues, including the White House, the Apollo Theater, the Smithsonian and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Currently, she primarily ministers with Rev. Nolan Williams, Jr. & the Voices of Inspiration. She credits her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for the favor that she's found musically and looks forward to continued growth in music ministry.

Sound Bites

Below are a couple of quick audio clips of Joy. Check back often for new and exclusive sound bites.

Quick Pics

Who needs a whole gallery? Here are a few quick pics of Joy. Click on the thumbnails to open the full pic in a separate window. More pics to come!

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