Born: June, 1979 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
The power of music is my inspiration. The simple truth is, I love to sing. Anyone who know's me would say, I'm a passionate advocate for keeping music alive, no matter what... Biography Anyone who knows me would say I am a passionate advocate for keeping music alive in your life - no matter what.
I've been singing since before I could walk. Growing up I was surrounded by music and a variety of instruments. Classical music, essentially, was the soundtrack to my childhood, and helped to develop my natural ear. Later, I studied the piano and violin for several years. Throughout high school I participated in eleven different courses of musical discipline. I was soloist in a variety of vocal groups, and performed in four instrumental groups, playing percussion, hand bells, and violin. In 1996 I traveled to Egypt and Jordan with the hand bell choir by invitation of Queen Noor.
Music composition is a natural thought to me, and I've been writing lyrics for years. In my early twenties I began composing. At about this same time, I was inspired to teach myself to play the bass guitar. I was the bassist for a band in Minneapolis, and helped to write bass for many of their songs. In 2005 I organized the band and sang with the Gold Tones, who were hired to play before all the Golden Gopher Football games at the Minneapolis Metrodome. For the better part of 2006 I hosted a weekly artist's showcase & open mic at Jitter's Bar & Cafe, managing and booking an increasing network of performance and visual artists. From 2006 to 2007 I sang with a theatrical troupe and live band throughout the Twin Cities at clubs, festivals and private events.
Though I've had the opportunity to sing and play with a multitude of talented musicians, it has been an honor and a privilege to work with my dear friend, Scott Dercks, an extraordinary guitarist and remarkable musician. We performed together as a jazz duo from 2004 to 2008 in all of the hottest Minneapolis jazz venues, and countless private events. Thank you, Scott, for your mentorship.
I now live in Chattanooga, TN, and enjoy singing jazz locally with David James, a talented guitarist and singer from the South. With a Chet Atkins sound and a voice like Elvis, David has been crooning and tuning for 50 years.
Check out David James Music - https://www.facebook.com/pages/David-James- Music/145300642291336?id=145300642291336&sk=info
Humble, and Southern as the day is long, you’ll not find a more genuine, more loving, kind, and vivacious an individual as David. Through his vast musical experience and creativity, you’re certain to share in a truly memorable moment, with an unforgettable man. - Joy Divine
The Lookout Mountain Conservancy Board of Directors invites everyone to join us at our annual fundraising event This Land Your Land – Save An Acre Forever on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 5:30 unitl 8:30 pm. The event is an opportunity to learn about and support Lookout Mountain Conservancy while enjoying supper, live music by Divine Jazz, and a fantastic view of Chattanooga from a special site owned and maintained by LMC, located near 1921 Old Wauhatchie Pike at the foot of the mountain.
When I visited on a Friday, jazz singer Joy Divine crooned some heartfelt tunes from yesteryear that lifted my spirits as I lifted my glass in appreciation. It was perfect.
10:00a.m.–Noon JAZZ BRUNCH WITH DIVINE JAZZ The Camp House, 1427 Williams St, Chattanooga, TN
The UTC Jazz Band will be presenting a free concert on Thursday, November 19, 7:30 p.m., Roland Hayes Concert Hall located in the UTC Fine Arts Center.
The band will feature guest vocalist Joy Divine who will sing jazz standards made famous by Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Divine has been an active jazz vocalist in the Minneapolis area, where she sang with a band called The Gold Tones and in a jazz duo with guitarist Scott Dercks. She has performed with many groups in the Twin Cities at clubs, festivals, and private events.
The Doubletree Hotel Chattanooga has hosted a number of wine tastings before. The entry fee will be $15, which includes six 2 ounce samplings of wine (three red wines and three white wines). Chef Joe Fidelibus will be preparing a wide array of food pairings to go with the wine, as well. We will also have entertainment provided by local Jazz Duo, Divine Jazz.
http://www.chattanoogachamber.com/news- media/news/2011/4/doubletree-hotel-hosts-april-wine-tasting- at-h20-lounge-and-bar