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As a working New York City- by way of Jamaica, W.I. gospel singer/songwriter, Cee Josephs is at home in any setting, from fronting an orchestra, singing with a choir, to performing as a self-contained vocalist. Some of the stellar musicians Cee has performed and/or recorded with are: Roy Prescod and the Roy Prescod Chorale, Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, Riverside Church Choir, George Davis and Linden Church Sanctuary Choir, Eric Birk and Flatbush Congregational Church Choir, and piano virtuosos Robeson and Nerva Altino.
Cee has sung all her life doing traditional and classical music, but became a contemporary gospel singer/songwriter about 10 years ago, around 1997, when she was invited to the recording studio of Junior Gentles, founder of Home T and thought... yeah, that's what I do! Before, during, and after that, she sang with many choirs, performed at funerals, weddings, concerts, and conventions, traveling nationwide as well as worldwide. She forged a unique sound, mixing pop, R&B and reggae genres with her classical voice.
As a singer/songwriter, she released her first album ‘Peace Within Me’ in 1997, which sold several thousand copies through online stores, concert gigs, church services, record stores- both retail and online, and spurred increased interest which took the form of multimedia interviews, national and international airplay, reviews, and recognition by awards. She went on to record three more albums, ‘3 Way Calling’, ‘Ready to Walk’, and ‘Loves’. She is working on her fifth.
As her songwriting and performance opportunity became more prolific, she formed her own production company, cJg Production, and kept it together through recording/album, and concert productions. These concerts gave greater recognition to artists like Bro. Paul, Warren Brady, Divine Praise, Nubian Gents, Kit Richardson, the Lindenaires, Jae Nixon & Dunamis.
Then in 2005, she produced a music video of her song ‘Memories Medley’ from her sophomore album ‘Ready to Walk’, which is still being aired on local TV, and can be seen on her YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, and MyCaribbean pages.
In late 2007 she became writer and producer of ‘Rocking Jerusalem’, a music documentary film of the music of the Linden Church, used as a fundraiser for the church, and got consideration for airing by HBO.
In addition to her varied musicianship, Cee Josephs travels as a prayer warrior, nutrition and health counselor and speaker to the largely Caribbean community.