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JOI
As a trailblazer and a maverick, the
genre-morphing singer, songwriter and producer, JOI, has always been ahead of
the mainstream cultural and artistic landscape. Debuting with the 1994
critically acclaimed The
Pendulum Vibe
(EMI), JOI and producer Dallas Austin created a sharp,
kaleidoscopic set of unclassifiable jams (later dubbed ‘Neo-Soul’) powered by
lead single “Sunshine & the Rain”. An all-black, all-woman
version of the album cut “Freedom” was issued for Mario Van Peebles’ film, “Panther”.
Mary J Blige, Queen Latifah, En Vogue and a teenage Aaliyah were among the 60
plus vocalists
 JOI

By the end of the decade, JOI became
one of the first black models in a major Calvin Klein ad campaign (CK One). She
independently released the adventurous Amoeba Cleansing Syndrome album,
backed by indie rock collective Fishbone, and worked on projects for the likes
of Goodie Mob, Outkast, Curtis Mayfield, George Clinton and others.
During the 2000’s, JOI was signed to
the Universal label that produced the funky effort Star Kitty’s Revenge, her most commercially viable album to date. Star
Kitty’s Revenge
 featured signature tunes “Lick” and “Jefferson St.
Joe”, an ode to her father Joe Gilliam, the NFL’s first black starting
quarterback. JOI was asked to join R&B super-group Lucy Pearl alongside
Raphael Saadiq, soon after.
 In 2006, she independently released the emotional
tour-de-force; Tennessee Slim Is The Bomb under her Joilicious Records imprint. 

The last decade has found JOI free of
the fledgling label system and fully immersed in Artisan Polishing, DJ’ing, and
vocal work on productions by Max Martin (Ariana Grande, Tori Kelly), Polow Da
Don (Monica) and others.  A 20th anniversary international tour with
Outkast preceded her own #20YearsOfJOI run and a 2015 European tour with
D’Angelo & The Vanguard. Her highly anticipated fifth solo effort Rebekkah
HolyLove’s Salvation Symphony is due for independent release later this year.



BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE 2016 ATLANTA JAZZ FESTIVAL LINE UP 
Friday, May 27
Main Stage:
7:00 pm                                Next Collective                                                                                
9:00 pm                JOI                                         
Saturday, May 28
Local Stage:       
12:30 pm                              Rialto Jazz for Kids All Stars
2:30 pm                                The Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra (RYJO)  
4:30 pm                                Mabu’s Ark Band                            
6:30 pm                                Alex Lattimore                                                                 
International Stage:
1:30 pm                                Camila Meza     
3:30 pm                                TATRAN                                                              
5:30 pm                                Mette Henriette                                                             
7:30 pm                                Etienne Charles                               
Main Stage:
1:00 pm                                Chargaux
3:00 pm                                Tomeka Reid                                                     
5:00 pm                                Theo Croker      
7:00 pm                                Jamison Ross                    
9:00 pm                                Hypnotic Brass Ensemble                                            
                               
Sunday, May 29
Local Stage:
12:30 pm                              Band Room Nation                                         
2:30 pm                                Anonymous DaBand                                                      
4:30 pm                                Joe Alterman Trio                                                                                
6:30 pm                                        Chandra Currelley 

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