AboutJuwana Jenkins | African American female blues singer

“The Blues Queen of Vinohrady”
—Lidové Noviny, “Pátek” magazine

“Blues star”
—Jan Kraus Show

Known for her trademark “feel good”, smiling, energetic performances, Juwana Jenkins of Philadelphia delights and uplifts audiences with her unmistakable soulful, gospel-influenced voice and “distinctive, very rich delivery” of her own original songs as well as classic hits.

Currently based in Prague, Czech Republic, Juwana has sung, danced, acted and moderated on stages and screens in the US, Europe and Asia and has played the front woman for bands, such as Tonny’s Blues Band, Murphy Band and Tina Turner Tribute. She’s worked with a wide assortment of well-respected musicians, including Music Academy award winners Ondřej Pivec and Roman Pokorný (2 time Jazz Academy award winner), Charlie Slavik, Jan Kořínek, Jan Martínek and Marcel Flemr.

Raised in the Baptist church, she honestly can’t remember a time when she wasn’t singing.


Discography

  • The Blues Keeps You Alive album imageThe Blues Keeps You Alive, Juwana Jenkins & Charlie Slavik (2012) executive producer, vocals, lyrics, co-writer music
  • R-Evolution album imageR-Evolution, Poison Pen Project (2012)singles: Rhythm and Flow (vocals, co-writer lyrics), Stay in a Line (vocals)
  • Ten After Ten album coverTen after Ten, Tonny’s Blues Band & Juwana Jenkins (2010) vocals, lyrics

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The Blues Keeps You Alive

For people who want to have fun when the day is done, The Blues Keeps You Alive album is a rough and raw journey through America to the tune of original songs, highlighting different shades of the blues, including West Coast Swing, Mississippi Delta, Memphis Soul, Chicago Blues, Detroit Motown, gospel and early funk.

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