Joyce is a saxophonist, flutist, singer, songwriter and composer of traditional & contemporary jazz, R&B, funk, and more.
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
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.