Jamecia Bennett, daughter of the incomparable Ann Nesby and mother of Season 5 American Idol finalist #5 Paris Bennett.
Currently, Jamecia lives in Minneapolis, when she is not gigging with her own band "REAL MUZIC". She carries the torch of being new lead vocalist of the original Grammy Award Winning Sounds Of Blackness and writer & producer of the new hit single "Fly Again" off their recent self titled album, "The Sounds of Blackness". After touring the world with the Sounds Of Blackness, Jamecia also recieved a solo contract from Mercury Records that resulted in her writing and performing songs on movie soundtracks suchas, Jasons Lyric (performed platinum sound track album song: Rodeo Style), Kazaam (performed song: The Best of Me) and also the film Posse which she performed song: Women United).
In Minneapolis MN where she resides, Jamecia has directed for the past 4 yrs the cast of (The Night Before Christmas) performed at the legendary (Guthrie Theatre) She later was blessed to join yet another cast of the hit off broadway show “BeeHive” playing the roles of her idols Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin (Hey City Theatre). Jamecia did not stop there. She soon connected with one of the largest African American theaters in Minnesota the (Penumbra Theatre), where she performed in great shows such as Black Nativity, Get Ready and Detroit 67. (The Ordway Center) was her next venture sharing the stage with Debbie Duncan, Julius Collins and Regina Williams in a 3 month running show, “Blues In The Night.” Jamecia graced the renown (Guthrie Theater) stage once again acting in the 5 Tony Award Winning Broadway Show "Caroline or Change" and soon joined the cast of the broadway show “RENT &The Rocky Horror Show at the (Lab Theater) Lonely Soldier Women at War in Iraq (History Theatre). Passing Strange (MixedBlood Theatre), she played principle character Sofia and Church Lady in The Broadway production of The Color Purple (Park Square Theatre).
Jamecia worked under the leadership and guidance for superstar producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for 10 years learning all she could from these talented gentlemen. She now runs an organization called Minnesota Movement LLC, which is a Management & artist development company for up and coming artist, providing them with guidance in studio production, stage presence, styling, interviewing skills, touring etiqutte, public relations, social media and marketing . Jamecia also teaches vocal instruction and coaching, fashion consulting, studio vocal training and production of studio vocals.
Jamecia says, “I make and sing music to heal the soul.”