Born and raised in Atlanta, GA.; Jori is an extremely gifted singer and songwriter who’s very comfortable in the recording studio. Performing since the age of 9 she has always loved music. As a child her passion for reading quickly progressed to writing poems, which later developed into writing songs. She also learned the fundamentals of music such as basic breathing techniques and site reading.
Since graduating from high school Jori has continued to work hard to develop her craft. She’s received extensive vocal training under the guidance of the phenomenal Robin Brown who has coached other great artist such as Beyonce, Usher, and Monica. Jori was the 2nd runner-up Atlanta in the 2011 Myspace contest for Budweiser Superfest opening act. She’s also worked with great producers such as Grammy Award winner Anthony Dent. Jori has performed at various events such as 95.5 The Beat Artist Showcase, Sugarhill, Frank Taylor’s Showcase of the South, Apache Café’, Dreams N 2 Reality (1st place winner), Arizona’s, Tuskegee, Alabama, GMEA all college choir, Soule Bistro & Lounge, 255 Tapas Lounge, The Ultimate Sports Bar & Grille, The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Kat’s Café, and Pearl Bistro & Lounge just to name a few. Jori has also done some local theatre where she portrayed the Virgin Mary in the musical “The Promised One”, and Cleopatra in “The Last Potluck”. She is the president and an active member of the youth choir at her church, and a member of the collegiate 100 a part of 100 Black Men of Atlanta.
In the summer of 2010 Jori was invited to compete in Talent America’s Talent Of The Year competition in Samford, Connecticut where she was the 1st place winner in the Adult Solo division and most Photogenic. She was also 2nd runner-up in the Adult Modeling division.
Recently Jori received her Associate Degree in Audio Production and is currently seeking her Bachelors Degree in Performance Voice. She’s also recorded with Grammy nominated Multi- Platinum producer and songwriter Cainon Lamb who’s produced several Billboard Hits such as “Let it go”/ Keyshia Cole, “Need U Bad” & “Holdin U Down”/ Jazmine Sullivan, “Everything to me”/ Monica & “You don’t know my name”/ Alicia Keys.
Because of her love to perform live music Jori is in the process of fine-tuning a phenomenal band: “The Final Phase”.