Singer Songwriter JNeen will be guaranteed to move the crowd because she is just that Awesome. She has mastered numerous music genres (R&B,Jazz,Blues,Funk,Latin)and THAT is something special. She captivates her audience with dynamic vocal ability, mesmerizing stage presence and unstoppable energy. She loves to create an atmosphere of fun for the audience and with her soulful delivery of today's and yesterdays hottest hits, as well as great musical selections keeps the dance floor overflowing. JNeen's love of music and performance makes her a truly genuine performer…….a total class act.
2013 BMA "Best Blues Performer", 2013 BMA "Recording Business Award"(JNeenrecords), 2012 West Coast Blues Hall of Fame "Best Female R&B Artist"....and nominated for three additional major music awards including Jazz Artist in 2013!! Multi-award winning songstress JNeen has captivated audiences throughout Northern California and beyond.
In extremely high demand throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, JNeen has performed at Monterey Blues Festival,County Fair (Pleasanton), Las Positas Vineyard(Livermore) Yoshi's (Oakland), Pourhouse Winemakers(Livermore),Zingari Restorante(SF), The Fog Bank(Capitola), Sly Mc Fly's(Cannery Row(Monterey) and many more venues of sophistication. Her 2 to 9-piece act (depending on event and request), which includes bass, drums, keyboard, lead guitar, saxophone and background vocals is always a high-energy musical spectacular. She is performing all over the Bay Area, Tri Valley, Las Vegas and Carnival Cruises. Today JNeen has one of the most popular and enjoyable acts in the Bay Area. She is a true entertainer. ..a showstopper not to be missed.
JNeen loves bass players the most. She need a bass player that can hold the bottom and keep the band moving and grooving. Our bass player has played with the legendary Lenny Williams for 20 years!! He has also played for legends such as The Stylistics and Snoop Dogg. He's been with JNeen for 7 years and growing strong. Our keyboard player Johnny is our guy!! He is the musical director and he also plays with The Bay Area Blues Society on a regular. He, as well as all of us master in many genres of music. We know well over 400 songs! Our lead guitar play Manabu Okahara (we call him Mo) is a master at blues, jazz and R&B. If you see JNeen and her band laughing on stage its probablly at each other. They are commedians as well as musicans. They always find something to smile about.
This is JNeen speaking. "Our band is not just a band. We are family. We are friends and we love one another and our clients love to see that in us as well. We come with a set list but our musicians knows hundreds of songs, both old and new and we are quick on our feet. Unlike some other bands, we do take request. If you wanna make sure your request is known by all just ask us well before the gig date and we will make an effort to cater to your song choice. I love Jazz. Some of our clients just like an intiimate setting with me and a piano or maybe just a 3 piece. Some love the whole band! It's all good to me and we get in where we fit in. Clients love that we are so versatile. Call us to take you on Jazz Cruise in your mind or a Fantastic Voyage. Don't forget , on R&B and Funk gigs, we always find a way of throwing in some Mowtown and Latin songs as well. Selena and Santana are our favorites.