Jennifer Meade is all about the positive.
The Montreal soul/R&B singer has a big, full contemporary sound that carries a message and that message is one of hope, love, faith, and building on inner strengths. Her music has been described as inspirational R&B. This woman’s got a major league voice, the kind A&R guys from Stax, Motown, and Atlantic used to go crazy for: silky smooth but with a lot of muscle behind it. Jennifer Meade first encounter with music was through her father’s passion and love of it. At the age of 15 her work as young choir director caught the interest of Second Regard - She started singing in a group called The Harmonettes, then later on became part of another group, Touch of Heaven. "Working with those group opened me up to other branches of international music," says Jennifer. "I met musicians and vocalists from all over the world." Of those musicians, there was Quincy Jones, Freddy James, Michael Bolton, Paul Anka, Celine Dion, Kirk Franklin, Oliver Jones, and Oscar peterson. She shared the stage with renowned artist such as James Hall, Hezekiah Walker, Craig Hayes, Marvin Sapp, Daniel Lavoie, Joane Blouin and Aretha Franklin. She was featured as the music director on CBC Canada evening special with international opera singer Wilaminia Ferdenez. Meade, whose influences include Kirk Franklin and CeCe Winans, recently released Divine Conversations Vol. I and Vol. II, a collection of more than two dozen new original songs that blend R&B, soul, hip hop, funk, gospel, and pop. She’s described them as a series of conversations within. Some might find her music a little preachy, but preachy or not, it’s heartfelt and it’s hard to ignore what she can do to a piece of music. [+]