Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Producer ,Vocal Arranger, and Artist Developer
Background vocalist Credits
Sting, Janet Jackson, Rod Stewart,Tank, Tamia, Eryka Badu, CeeLo, Prince, Jennifer Holiday, Lala Hathaway, Jasmin Sullivan, Luther Vandross,Aretha Franklin,Patti Labelle, Usher, Johnny Gill, Ann Nesby, Shaggy, Paris Bennett, Mint Condition, Dennis Spears, Alexander O’neal, Jonathan Butler and, Lionel Richie, Le Andria Johnson, James Grear & Company, MiChelle
Currently, This 3 time Grammy Award Winner lives in Minneapolis. When she is not gigging with her R&B band "Maxx Band", she carries the torch of being new lead vocalist of the original Grammy Award winning Sounds Of Blackness. Writer and 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 received a solo contract from Mercury Records that resulted in her writing and performing songs on movie soundtracks such as, Jasons Lyric (performed platinum sound track album song: Rodeo Style), Kazaam (performed song: The Best of Me), the film Posse which she performed song: Women United), and also Love Jones The Musical soundtrack (performed a duet with Raheem Davoughn song: Need To Know)
In 2012, Ms. Bennett along with the Sounds of Blackness won a NAACP Image Award and the same week received the Grammy win for the artist she produced and wrote on the project Grammy Award winning Gospel Artist Leandria Johnson. Jamecia hit the Billboard charts at #8 as a featured lead soloist with Dove and Stellar nominees James Grear and Company with a CD entitled Don’t Give UP. She also completed an album that was released in London and Germany.
Jamecia is also known on the off Broadway play circuit for her performances - for 10 yrs with the great Tyler Perry’s stage shows ( I Know I’ve Been Changed, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, and Madea’s Family Reunion ) and author Micheal Baisdons stage show ( Men Cry In The Dark ).
In Minneapolis Minnesota 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, Detroit 67, The Dutch Man & The Owl Answers ( The Ordway Center ). She headlined a 3 month running show, “Blues In The Night". Jamecia graced the renowned 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 and The Rocky Horror Show at the Lab Theater, Lonely Soldier Women at War in Iraq ( History Theatre ), and Passing Strange ( MixedBlood Theatre ). She played principle character Sofia and Church Lady in The Broadway production of The Color Purple ( Park Square Theatre ).
(BJCC Theatre) What do the lonely do at Christmas
(Lead role as Veronica)
Jamecia was the Main stage performer for 2014 and 2015 Twin Cities Pride Festival.
Now being the daughter of the incomparable Ann Nesby and the mother of Season 5 American Idol finalist #5 Paris Bennett.
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 and artist development company for up and coming artist, providing them with guidance in studio production, stage presence, styling, interviewing skills, touring etiquette, public relations, social media, and marketing. Jamecia also teaches vocal instruction and coaching, fashion consulting, studio vocal training, and production of studio vocals.