Jamecia Bennett is a national recording artist, drummer, producer, songwriter & new lead singer of the 3x Grammy Award winning Sounds of Blackness. She has also received a NAACP Image Awards for Best World music, Dove and Stellar nominated with her group James Grear and Company. Performing Actress in the 5x Tony Award show Caroline or Change & directed The Night before Christmas a Musical Fantasy (Guthrie Theater)Detroit 67, Black Nativity&Get Ready (Penumbra Theatre) Rent &Rocky Horror (Lab Theatre) Blues in the Night(Ordway Theatre) Lonely Soldiers (History Theatre) I Know I’ve Been Changed, I Can Do Bad All By Myself & Madeas Family Reunion (Tyler Perry Productions) Men Cry in the Dark (Michael Baisdon) Passing Strange (Mixed Blood Theatre) Color Purple(Park Square Theatre) Drummers Theatre Credits: Passing Strange, Ain’t Misbehavin (Capri Theatre)
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