Jai's first recording was at the age of thirteen. She was asked to sing an original tune for a break dance project that was used to promote a local recording studio in Brentwood, TN. This opportunity ignited a fire within her to achieve her goal as a professional vocalist. During her high school years, Jai was selected to represent the state of Tennessee for Girls state at the National Choir Convention in San Antonio, Texas. And during that time she also attended the Blair school of Music of Vanderbilt University. Jai was also voted most talented of her senior class. After gradation, she continued her education and was awarded a vocal performance scholarship, to Austin Peay State University of Clarksville, Tennessee. In her early adult life, Jai had an opportunity to sing at local jazz, and R&B clubs, and also to travel abroad to perform at numerous functions. In 1998, Jai moved to the state of Texas, rededicated her life to Christ, and began to focus on her calling. She was able to co-write several songs with a local gospel label, and complete a gospel CD project entitled “Believe and Receive”. Jai was selected to appear on the Bobby Jones Gospel showcase, 2004, in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Hotel. She was also selected to perform for the 2004 I Hear Music in the Air conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, hosted by Gospo Centric Records. She has participated in gospel music workshops with Minister Byron Cage, and Minister Steve Lawrence, director of music for the Potter’s House of Dallas, Texas. In 2005 Jai opened up for several gospel artists like Shirley Caesar, The Williams Brothers, and Dr. Timothy Wright. After relocating back home to Nashville, TN, she was cast as “Effie” in the production Dreamgirls, 2007, and as “Mama Matron Morton” in the production Chicago, 2007, and in 2008, she was cast as “Ms. Lovett” in the production Sweeney Todd, 2009 cast as "Jenna" in Motherhood the Musical, as "Mama Euralie' in Once On This Island. In 2009 of October she shared the gospel stage with several artists at Bayfest in Mobile, AL. In 2010 Jai accepted the role as "Vivian" in the Alvin Moore production, "The Hell She Wrote", as well as the Narrator in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", at TPAC, in Nashville TN. Currently she is playing Tasha in the G Four Production of Motherhood the Musical in Atlanta, GA. Jai is a graduate of the LP1, Word of Faith, Nashville Bible Studies Class. Under the leader ship of Pastor Henry Coles. Jai is currently accepting bookings to promote her Devinely inspired EP "New Wine". This EP will bless your spirit, its ministry, its the Word in song! Jai is living to fulfill her purpose in life through Jesus Christ, and using her many talents to lift up the name of Jesus. She is the wife of the love of her life Mr. Melvin E. Lucien Jr. Past projects released by Jewel Lucien: Grace 2004 BMI, Spirit Driven 2009 BMI both available at online stores.
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March 16th thru May 22nd
Motherhood the Musical @ 14th St Theater, Atlanta, GA
May thru August
Motherhood the Musical in Providence, Rhode Island (exact dates TBA)
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