Known as the Mistress of Soul, a title given her by a local promoter/producer, Jayna Blackwell has been singing since she was four years old. Singing first in church you could often find her in the youth and young adult choirs of various local churches. While still holding on to her gospel roots, Jayna began singing R&B professionally in the early 90’s and she hasn’t stopped yet. Her eclectic musical taste and style has enabled her to develop a voice that includes genres such as R&B, Funk, Jazz and even Rock & Roll.
Jayna credits her first band; ThrillTrain for opening her up to singing Rock & Roll and credits Mr. Barron Edwards for strategically placing her in his Motown Revue Tribute Show and his R&B show band, forcing her into an exciting new world of professional singing.
Jayna quickly became known as an established background vocalist supporting several local bands and solo artists over the years. She often says her “experiences have shaped the voice you hear today” and credits her family and peers for pushing and loving her back to center stage.
She has since been nominated and honored with many accolades and her newest single “That’s My Song” which features Ken’Yaun has just been released by C-Town Records a hot Hip Hop & R&B independent label based out of Cleveland, Ohio and distributed worldwide by Centurian Music Group