Considered by music critics and her fans throughout the world as the singer with the unique gift of being able to use her voice as a truce, a pure instrument... an Interpreter of Songs;
She has a style that can take you to all heights, through many times and places with her believable choices of songs, from the best of standards to Pop/Jazz sounds of the past, present, and, definitely the future...She can move an audience with the sounds of big bands, or acoustically with just the accompaniment of guitar, rhythm, or just a Baby Grand Piano...She is The Queen of Vocal Control, as only the trained and experienced can accomplish.
Marva Josie has earned acclaim as a gifted vocalist from the best of Jazz to those of Operatic and Classical renown. Her soaring 5 1/2 octave range is an example of her ability to take a listener in any direction...much due to her training from the age of eight in Opera and the Classics. She gave her first concert at age nine while a student of music and dance at Clairton Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, where many greats in music received their acclaim...such as: George Benson, Lena Horne, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Errol Garner, Billy Eckstine, Mary Lou Williams, Shirley Jones, etc. She is proud to join the list.
She has also performed as an invited, guest soloist at the White House for Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, and for such notables as the Shah of Iran, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, President of France Giscard D'Estaing. She has also appeared as a guest singer on the Tonight Show w/Johnny Carson, Good Morning America, The Merv Griffin Show, The Mike Douglas Show, and The Joe Franklin Show. Foreign television appearances include Italy, Germany, Australia and Brazil, as both a soloist and with the Earl Hines Orchestra.
Marva Josie...has appeared in concert with such guests as Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Benny Carter, Gerald Wiggins, Budd Johnson, Heywood Henry, Illinois Jacquet, Paul Desmond, Herbie Hancock, George Devivier, etc.
Marva Josie...has the unique
ability to bring a song to its lyrical and musical best. She is also trained as
an actress, enabling her to become an innovative "interpreter" of
lyrics. She performed in many "off-Broadway" plays while studying
Voice Harmony, and Theory, during her stay in
Among others, she has been
managed/produced by Lee Magid, who guided the careers of such notables in music
as Della Reese, Lou Rawls, Gloria Lynne, Earl Grant, Al Hibbler, Marlena Shaw,
O.C. Smith, etc., a singer to be reckoned with, Marva Josie is a singer that
cannot be categorized...a singer that can sing anything...in any groove...be it
Classical, Jazz Sweet, Soulful, Blues, Operatic, or Popular. Her voice is the
individual and original instrument composers yearn for. She's a singer in a
class of her own. Marva has a universal approach that is embraced all over the
world. She is a chameleon of sound with a voice that will captivate listeners
of all cultures and all ages for all time.
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