Few entertainers can command a stage like the indefatigable Sweet Baby J'ai. Recently inducted into the California Jazz & Blues Museum Hall of Fame, she is a multi-award winning, critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, actress and festival producer. Known for her sensual and powerful vocals, J’ai has won three Bravo “Entertainer of the Year” awards, two Blues and Soul Magazine “Best Jazz Vocal Performance” awards, two “Best Actress in a Leading Role” awards, and was honored as a Living Jazz Legend by the Los Angeles City Council.
As a U.S. Jazz Ambassador, J’ai has received rave reviews both domestically and internationally for her expansive mix of jazz, blues, and soul, and has successfully sold her albums worldwide. The New York Times described her voice as, “…part cream, part honey and all soul,” while LN Magazine said, “She echoes the great talent of Billie Holiday and Etta James." The Russian Ulyanovsk Times referred to her as “the brightest representative of the world jazz scene…performing jazz, blues, funk, gospel, soul, pop, and even R&B equally brilliantly!”
SweetBaby J’ai continues to play a critical role in inspiring young female artists around the world, spreading joy wherever she goes!