WDEE-TV'S "Best Jazz CD's of 2014" 

"Colors of Life" was selected by Michael G. Nastos, WDEE-TV's News Anchorman and Jazz Advocate/Connoisseur, as one of WDEE-TV'S "Best Jazz CDs of 2014"!! I am honored and humbled once again. "Thank You" to Mr. Nastos for the recognition. I also want to say "Thank You" again to the musicians, songwriters, arrangers, and engineers who contributed to making "Colors of Life a reality for me. Without you all "Colors of Life" would not be on ANY "Best Of" list.  http://wdee-tv.com/relaunch2/2014/12/04/best-jazz-

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Interview on KKFI 90.1 FM (Kansas City, MO) - 11/18/14 

Join me for my interview on KKFI 90.1 FM (Kansas City, MO) with DJ Barry Jackson on Tuesday, November 18 at 12 pm EST on the Tuesday MidDay Medley! You can live stream the show at www.kkfi.org. Hope you can tune in next week! 

Unreleased Track Featured on New Mixtape! 

An unreleased track of mine entitled "All the Things" has been featured on the brand new Life and Soul Mixtape 2. Click the link below and check it out along with all the other great songs. http://lifeandsoul.podomatic.com/entry/eg/2010-03-13T14_11_20-08_00

Jua 1st Recipient of Mark Murphy Scholarship! 

Chicago-Born Vocalist and Jazzschool Institute Student Jua Howard Is First Recipient of the School's Mark Murphy Vocal Jazz Scholarship Newly Established Scholarship Was Funded by October All-Star Salute to Murphy At Yoshi's Oakland Berkeley, Calif. Nov. 4, 2009 Jua Howard, a 30-year-old singer from Chicago and a member of the Jazzschool Institute's 2009 entering class, has just been named the first recipient of the newly established Mark Murphy Vocal Jazz Scholarship, it has been announced by Jazzschool…

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Jua Featured on Book Soundtrack!! 

I am featured on a music soundtrack for a great new book entitled, 7:33 a.m., by the talented author Monda Webb. I am fortunate enough to have three of my songs ( "Dream", "Push Aside the Hurt", "Ever After") included on this wonderful soundtrack along with several other gifted artists including Marcus Johnson, Terrence Cunningham, Temika Moore, Tonya Baltimore, Content Johnson, Mitch Gunz, Jason Jasper, Sean Miranda, and Asheley Jenkins. Please visit Monda's websites (www.latebloomer2000.com &amp…

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Cameron Art Museum, 3201 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC

I am honored to return to the JAZZ @ THE CAM Series hosted by the Cameron Art Museum and the Cape Fear Jazz Society in Wilmington, NC! I will be joined by a trio of phenomenal musicians: Andrew Berinson (piano), Lance Scott (bass), Donovan Cheatham (drums).  

$20 - non-members, $12 - CAM/CFJS Members, $10 Students with valid college ID


The Shed Jazz Club

The Shed Jazz Club, 807 E. Main St., Durham, NC

Me and my Trio, JC Martin (guitar), Kenny Phelps McKeown (bass), Donovan Cheatham (drums), will be back at The Shed on Friday November 18th at 8pm. Start your weekend & Holiday season with your soul stirring and your body swaying to LIVE music. A little classic, a little contemporary but ALL LIVE JAZZ! LOOK TO SEE YOU THERE! www.juasmusic.com



The Velvet Note

The Velvet Note, 4075 Old Milton Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA

ATLANTA FAMILY/FRIENDS...I will FINALLY be performing music from my latest CD "Colors of Life" and other favorites of mine in the Atlanta area.  In addition, I will be making my debut at The Velvet Note! There will be two shows offered: 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm.  Please come out and share in this monumental evening with me!