Recognized for an exceptional and enduring musical career, and notable accomplishments made relevant through stellar artistic and community contributions.
Online PR News – 07-May-2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles, CA – On undeniably, one of the most highly anticipated nights of the year for Jazz constituents, singer/songwriter/musician, Dolores "DeeJazz" Jackson accepted the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award at the Black Women In Jazz Awards. The May 2, event was held in Atlanta and presented by WMPR Radio 90.1 FM, and Brown J. Realty, LLC. The ceremony also featured a special performance by DeeJazz. The program was taped live for a televised broadcast on September 1, 2014.
The Detroit, Michigan native grew up during the Motown era. She has been using her writing and singing talents for four decades. The Lifetime Achievement award is given to an artist in recognition of an exceptional and enduring musical career, and notable accomplishments made relevant through stellar artistic and community contributions.
“Were it not for everyone who has loved and supported me and my music all these years, this would not have happened. I share this award with you!” said a excited and teary-eyed, DeeJazz. “I congratulate all the gifted women who were recognized at this inspiring and life-changing event.”
Two of her musical scores aired nationwide on the ABC-TV documentary, "Heroes: A Triumph of Spirit". Selected songs from her first two albums, "A Musical Messenger" and “Music of Life”, were adapted into a stage production which DeeJazz created, produced, and directed.
After hearing "A Musical Messenger", Dr. Maya Angelou invited DeeJazz to come to New York where she sang for Dr. Angelou at Ashford & Simpson’s Sugar Bar. The artist has also performed for the United States Military and many other live audiences.
DeeJazz and her sister, Hattie Mae Pembrook co-founded the nonprofit organization, The Double Dose Sisters. The organization provides a platform for young singers to showcase their skills. They also provide mentoring opportunities to help young men who are without fathers or positive male role models.
A passionate performer with an impressive eight-octave range, DeeJazz combines impeccable technique and crystallized artistry, perfectly. Her performances in live concerts, and on disc, generate both public and critical acclaim.
Dolores "DeeJazz" Jackson delights her listeners with unique, inspirational, message-rich lyrics, against the background of a beautiful, spiritual-jazz sound. Singing 'live' at The Black Women In Jazz Awards, her voice was as readily remarkable to the human ear as it was definitively, distinctive. She performed one of her latest singles, "Joy Ridin' Journey". The artist was accompanied by dancers, Tschaina Taylor and Bernadine Fields.
The Magna Cum Laude graduate of University of Detroit, Mercy, delivered splendidly. She elicited awe from the audience which included her adult children, Starr Washington and Marlon Washington, several college alumni, family, friends, and fans.
For more information about DeeJazz and Black Women In Jazz, visit www.deejazz.com and www.bwijawards.com
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