LaShawna Moore was born in Anderson, SC and hails from a lineage of great gospel singers to include her internationally known great aunts and cousins, Clara, Willa and Gertrude Ward of The Ward Singers. LaShawna has been singing since the age of 3 in the church. Raised in the Holiness reformation, LaShawna was reared singing the hymns and songs of yesteryear. But just as The Ward Singers, she’s fully embraced her contemporary ministry and has struck out on this journey of gospel infused with jazz.
LaShawna began writing seriously in April 2001; after she suffered a near fatal car accident. LaShawna lie in bed near a piano for three months at her parent’s home, and began her writing journey. This catapulted her to her next level in God. Each morning, LaShawna would rise up out of her position lying down; and listen as the Lord would sing the songs in her ear. Softly, He would minister to her as she healed both physically and spiritually.
LaShawna is married to Dwayne Moore, who is also her manager and the CEO of Holy Disciple Entertainment Group. Together they birthed her freshman release in October 2009, “In Your Will” The CD can be purchased on, Amazon.com, iTunes, CD Baby and a host of other online venues. She anticipates her Sophomore Release; from which the current single, “The Storm Is Over Now” is available for online purchase at any fine digital store/site.
LaShawna has sung /shared the stage with greats such as The Clark Sisters, Timothy Wright, Shirley Caesar, Lisa Page Brooks, Earnest Pugh, James Fortune; and the list continues to grow. LaShawna performed with Jazz saxophonist, Kirk Whalum; she was featured on the primetime Christian program, Atlanta Live in Atlanta, GA, Blues Alley, Washington, DC; and “Dr. Bobby Jones Presents” for the Word Network in Nashville, TN. LaShawna graced the BET stage again for everyone’s Sunday morning favorite, Dr. Bobby Jones Gospel, in October 2011. Her desire is to share God’s Word and love for his people through her Jazz Infused Gospel sound. LaShawna is a member of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden, under the awesome leadership of Pastor John K. Jenkins Sr.
LaShawna is anointed to offer her gift with a twist...a peculiar twist for a woman reared as a child and young woman in strict holiness where the hymns and songs of tradition is the calling card for all singers. God has called LaShawna to minister the gospel with a jazz infused rainbow of colors and tones. LaShawna’ s music exemplifies that side that wants to sometimes "relax", unwind, or move with a “sway” in the arms of Jesus. The listener who wants to take an introspective view of life and its intricacies... that's the heart that LaShawna wants to inspire to lean and to depend on God with an expectant blessing.
Everyone can feel the love and closeness of God through corporate worship; but how about those days when you shut out the world and want to sit in your car and imagine riding along the coastline or taking a jog along a flower lined pathway… that's where LaShawna wants to turn your listening palette. Between the heart and soul is where she’s most comfortable ministering to the Lord and the masses. Her prayer is that those seeking for that one "something" to listen to that will help them on their day, will be uplifted and encouraged through her heartfelt sounds of right living.
LaShawna and Dwayne are the proud parents to one daughter; and they reside outside of the DC area.