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Joyce's Bio

As an award-winning saxophonist, flutist, and vocalist from Dallas, TX, Joyce covers the gamut of musical influence, style, and genre from traditional to contemporary jazz and classical to R&B, funk, fusion, blues, pop, and Gospel/Christian.  The mixing and blending of musical styles in her upbringing is definitely her forte and an asset to writing music and entertainment.  Whether it's upbeat music, sultry smooth jazz, or ballads, Joyce provides sensational musical entertainment on saxophone (soprano, alto, and tenor), flute, and vocals that cater to the fans or venue. 

 

Her educational background includes a bachelor's degree in instrumental music education where she also studied saxophone and flute, classical and jazz, theater, and radio and TV broadcasting.  She also participated in the college choir, stage plays, and musicals.  After a brief period with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra on flute, Joyce moved from Louisiana to Texas where her career shifted to corporate America; however, she returned with sheer determination over ten years ago with her first album, "Sweet Dreams", and has since released several more projects, including the latest jazz album. "Many Colors",  “It's Christmas Time", and other singles releases like "Solace", “Cherish”, and "Sax-O-Phunk".

 

She has graced the stage of many music festivals, concert venues, and corporate shows in the United States, but radio stations are playing her music all over the world.  They have honored her with awards and special recognition such as the GHP Radio Music Award, Sound Fusion Radio Song of the Week, Ssassy Radio Top 20, Radio Indie Alliance Top 20, Number one on The Radio Indie International Network chart, and Radio Indie Artist of the Week, along with several special features in other media formats like The Jazz Oasis, Coffee Talk Jazz, Jazzy100 and Amazing Smooth and Jazz Radio.  

 

Other notable awards and nominations are the Black Women in Jazz Female Saxophonist of the Year, GHP Radio Virtual Music Award for Best Groove Featuring Sax, NAACP Music Award (Garland), Coffee Talk Jazz Radio "Heart & Soul Instrumental" Award, ASCAPLUS Awards Panel Recognition and the Akedemia Award for best funk song (Many Colors).  In other categories, she was also nominated for the South Florida Gospel Music Awards, Best Female Jazz Flutist, and Best Producer/Arranger/Composer by Black Women in Jazz and Fine Arts.  Recently, Joyce was also honored to make the front cover of the prestigious magazine, "Coffee Talk Jazz", and her hometown newspaper, Basile Weekly.   

 

When Joyce is not performing, she is hard at work on her next project, collaborating with other independent artists or co-hosting on GHP Radio, "The Indie Live Spot".