CM Dance Hot Night – G’Jai Jook Joint Blues Band
8:30-9:00 Drop-in Dance Lesson
9:00-12:30 Live Music with G’Jai Blues Band & Fusion sets from DJ Vartan Khachaturov featuring Blues, Fusion, Zouk & more!
G’Jai is a contemporary blues singer who has channeled the music and style of the blues vocalists of yesteryear while creating her own unique vocal identity. Her belief is that “you can’t look to the future without embracing your past.” G’Jai actually didn’t find blues, it found her.
G’Jai’s Jook Joint Band was formed in Michigan in 2009 and quickly gained a following among audiences of all backgrounds. G’Jai has performed at several great venues and important events throughout Michigan, Illinois, Colorado and Washington. This includes, the Blues on the Library Lawn series in Flint, Michigan, Illinois State Fair, Colorado Red Rocks, Aspen’s Belly Up. Wind River casino and even The Bumpershoot in Seattle WA.
And she has been backed by some of the same musicians that have performed with blues and jazz greats such as Z. Z. Hill, Bobby Womack, Irma Thomas and the Marsalis brothers.
Her debut CD, 2010’s “I Got the Blues All Because of You” provided a chance for her to pay homage to the female blues artists that forged a way for her and other female vocalists. The album received great reviews in both the U.S. and Europe markets, including reviews in Blues Blast and Blues & Rhythm magazines.