“BJ” began singing in the church choir, leading her first song, at the early age of four. She was born and raised in the Inland Empire in the Golden State of California. Born into a very musical family, it was hard for BJ to ignore her musical roots. With no fear, the church became her way to do what she loved for whom she loved, God.

In her teenage years, she began to dream of one day performing outside of the church environment. However, other than small school talent shows and school choirs, back then, the opportunity never presented itself.

After moving to Arizona, BJ was blessed to acquire the role of Worship Leader and Vocal Director for her local church. It was there that her dream of performing, outside of the church environment, hit her again and this time even harder. With encouraging and loving words from her boyfriend, New Groove keyboardist Anthony Cowan, she was ready to stop dreaming and start trying. BJ is now performing with New Groove Entertainment and is very excited for the opportunity to be able to expand her vocal gift.  

Her greatest musical influences are Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Tamia, Cee Cee Winans and Faith Evans to name a few.  Her family, boyfriend and two beautiful boys are her biggest inspiration.

BJ loves and sings all genres of music, with her favorites being Gospel, R&B, Country and Oldies but Goodies (60’s and 70’s era).

 

~B. Janelle

 

 "A man who has never made a mistake, is a man who has never tried".

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