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Joy Dennis / Press

“Joy Dennis is a truly brilliant young artist who is defying all rules and limitations of music genres. Her multitalented vocals have given her free range to incorporate any blend of music she so chooses, and this young lady takes advantage of every bit of it! Joy Dennis’s most recent album entitled Music Is was released in May of 2010 through Urb Garden Music. With Music Is, she wanted to tap into a greater audience than just R&B and Jazz, so she intentionally infused multiple genres (Hip-Hop, Blues, Soul, and Funk) with her versatile voice and unique style. Every song on the album is a story and an experience directly from Joy’s life. She paints a truly brilliant picture with each word drawing listeners from every scope of the imagination into her music and soul. Some artists put out albums where the majority of the songs sound just like the last track, but Joy is far from being that artist.”

“Dennis, 31, is giving others a chance to sample what she's created since then. Last summer, she released her first CD, "Music Is." It's a spicy stew of songs seasoned with blues, funk, jazz, R&B and other forms of music that can spur listeners to dance, to amen or to simply reflect. One song, "Electric Chair," is Dennis' remake of a blues song originally sung by Bessie Smith, then by Dinah Washington, about a woman contemplating using a knife to end the abuse she's suffering from her man. Another is simply titled "Dear John," about a heartbroken woman writing a letter to the one who broke her heart.”

“I honestly love doing reviews for independent and new artist over the established veterans mostly for selfish reasons. New artist don’t come with the same level of baggage that their older wiser peers carry. They also don’t have the marketing machine behind them subtly influencing you to think their crappy songs are better than they really are. I also like the idea of maybe helping somebody discover somebody they might not have heard before. Joy Dennis (according to her bio on her website) is a soulful urban jazzy melodic singer from Jacksonville Florida. Like all soulful urban jazzy melodic singers she started out in the choir and decided to spread her wings musically. l_d8ab8f1071150a4bac024abe15529eeaI don’t know what it is about the church but pastors could start a side hustle as manager for the zillions of budding superstars because they all seem to start from the same place. ”

“Joy Dennis News & Reviews”

“Ri Magazine Review: “Joy Dennis exhibits indie artistry at its highest caliber, definitely for the mature and sophisticated. Her vocal skill can be compared to the likes of Natalie Cole, Jill Scott and even Angie Stone.”

“Soul Walking Review: Joy Dennis has, probably, recorded one of the songs of 2010 on this set. In fact, she must be so sure of this song, she has it lined up to be the forthcoming single from the album. The song ‘He Awaits' is Soul perfection on so many levels. It would suit any R&B chart...”

“Soundnexx Review:” Good soul music brings me JOY, so today I am bringing you a hot singer named Joy Dennis representing Jacksonville, Florida. I heard a nice track from this young lady a few months back called “He Awaits” and immediately became interested. Joy's sound is a jazz and soul infusion that can keep your head bobbin' one minute...”