Traditional to Contemporary Jazz, R&B, Funk & Gospel/Christian
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 or sultry smooth jazz or ballads, Joyce provides sensational musical entertainment on saxophone (soprano, alto and tenor), flute and vocals that caters 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 seven years ago with her first album, "Sweet Dreams", and has since released three more projects, including the latest jazz album. "Many Colors", which includes both original music and cover songs.
She has graced the stage of many music festivals, concert venues, and corporate shows in the United States, but her albums are being played by radio stations all over the world. Radio stations have honored her with awards and special recognitions such as the GHP Radio Music Award, Sound Fusion Radio Song of the Week, Ssassy Radio Top 20, etc. along with several special features with radio stations like The Jazz Oasis, Coffee Talk Jazz , Jazzy100 and Amazing Smooth and Jazz Radio.
In addition, Joyce was featured as lead soloist in two tracks on the Grammy nominated album, "Life Happens", by David McLorren. 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). She was also nominated Best Female Artist by South Florida Gospel Music Awards, Best Female Jazz Flutist and Best Producer/Arranger/Composer by Black Women in Jazz and Fine Arts.
When Joyce is not performing, she is hard at work on her next album project, collaborating with other independent artists or co-hosting and reporting entertainment news on GHP Radio, "The Indie Live Spot".