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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: January 6, 1979    

Seven years ago, Jua Howard was making something of a name for himself in neo-soul circles, crooning in velvety tenor tones reminiscent of Luther Vandross and Donny Hathaway in clubs from New York City to London. Anticipation, his 2007 self-released debut CD of mostly original ballads, was picking up play on smooth-jazz and R&B stations.

Yet Jua, who uses only his first name professionally (it’s Swahili for “sun”), was having second thoughts about his musical direction. “I got tired of what I was doing,” the Chicago-born singer says. “With the neo-soul scene, everything started sounding the same.”...
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Awards

Mark Murphy Vocal Jazz Scholarship Recipient 2009 - California Jazz Conservatory (Berkeley, CA)
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Featured recording “Colors of Life”

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Colors of Life

Self Produced (2014)

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Jan03 Jua
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