JE'JUAN ANTONIO: BIOGRAPHY
The world is filled with scores of singers and only once in a great while is a divine vocalist and distinctively well-rounded entertainer born. Today, before you is a young man whom boldly represents this elite cadre of talent and goes by the name of Je'Juan Antonio.
Hailing from the exuberant Brightwood neighborhood, neatly nestled in Northwest, Washington, D.C., Je'Juan Antonio began singing at the tender age of two. Absorbing musical inspiration from some of the city's finest artists and his super-talented mother and extended family, Je'Juan Antonio was afforded musical gifts. Often singing songs in the house verbatim as a toddler, it was determined very early on that Je'Juan Antonio was destined for fame.
Honing his musical craft and talents throughout his early childhood education, Je'Juan Antonio was preparing for a musical and educational opportunity of a lifetime; 4 years of receiving an integrated curriculum of academics and fine arts at the world-renowned Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Chosen from a pool of candidates for this quintessential experience as a result of his hard work, intellect, and musical talents, Je'Juan Antonio excelled academically and received instrumental training for a future career in music.
Afforded with infinite opportunities through his attendance at Duke Ellington, Je'Juan Antonio was exposed to an array of musical genres and selections, while sharpening his vocal abilities. Flawless, crooning riffs have become the trademark of the singer’s touted style and through this unique skill, Je'Juan Antonio excels at delivering exceptional musical arrangements.
With music providing the soundtrack to Je’Juan Antonio’s life, he expanded on his education and training by attending Columbia College in Chicago, IL, followed by Bowie State University in Bowie, MD, where he studied fine arts. The young talent is now going full-throttle, kicking his career as a full-time entertainer into drive.
Over the years, Je'Juan Antonio has solidified his role as a natural master of the stage through many performances and engagements. Some of his earliest appearances were landed during his astounding time in the famed Duke Ellington School Show Choir, including intimate performances for President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and the First Lady of Russia.
Later, and much to his credit, the rising star was selected to be a background vocalist for Smokey Robinson, Patti Labelle, Earth Wind and Fire, John Legend, Denyce Graves and Barry Manilow, just to name a few. Je’Juan Antonio is forever grateful for his musical roots and extensive training, which have inspired him both personally and professionally.
Je’Juan Antonio goes above and beyond his call of duty to provide audiences with top level entertainment. As a result, his impressive resume continues to grow. He is no stranger to performing on Washington D.C.’s talent and fashion show circuit and recounts performances at prestigious events such as The 50th Anniversary Commemorative Festivities of the March on Washington (The National Mall, Washington, D.C.).
Other high-profile Je'Juan Antonio performances include H Street Festival (Washington, D.C.); the DMV Brand Experience (The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD); Duke Ellington’s Black Nativity (Washington, D.C.); and Yard Fest (Bowie State University, Bowie, MD), among many others. Such events keep the budding entertainer in the limelight and media.
While solo performances are becoming more the norm, background vocalist requests are on the rise. Notably, in the recent past, Je’Juan Antonio has been a “house band” background vocalist on several occasions for DeAngelo Redman (MTV/Sean “Diddy” Combs Making the Band) and veteran R&B singers RL (Next), Meelah (702) and Bad (aka “Nokio,” Dru Hill).
Je’Juan Antonio also shined as a background vocalist in RnB Spotlight Revisiting the 90's at the historic Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. As if Je’Juan Antonio could not get any hotter, the super talent also danced in Tuluv Price’s Hip Hop Romeo & Juliet, the BET Soul Train Flash Mob and on BET’s 106 & Park for Malik Davage (Winner of “Wild Out Wednesday”).
In February 2015, the rising star was saluted by super-producer and songwriter Bryan-Michael Cox at a Pre-Grammy event in Beverly Hills, CA before hundreds of music industry and media giants for his talent, faith and endurance! This acknowledgement, while amongst the who's who of music, has already started to open doors for the humble entertainer. Je'Juan Antonio was blessed with an opportunity to hob nob and network with the pulse of the music industry. Honored at the Pre-Grammy event were Damon Dash, T.I. and Derrick Geter.
Je'Juan Antonio's growing list of accolades is in part due to his professionalism and track record as a stellar performer. This young talent is greatly poised for a successful career. Recently, however, Je'Juan Antonio lost his greatest blessing here on Earth, his beautiful mother, Camesha, whom he now knows and embraces as his divine Angel in Heaven. It is because of his mother's eternal love, support, encouragement, and friendship that Je’Juan Antonio has maintained the will, ability and strength to endure.
Without any question, now more than ever before, Je’Juan Antonio has the greatest desire to succeed; not only to fulfill his dreams, but to honor his mother and make her proud for as long as he lives. Through God’s grace and favor, the beaming lights of stardom await Je'Juan Antonio.