SummerStage: JJ Hairston, Jessica Reedy

Friday, June 8, 7:00 PM

Betsy Head Memorial Playground
Brooklyn, New York 11212


James “JJ” Hairston and the Youthful Praise choir have proven themselves to be one of the most sought after contemporary choirs in the nation. As the Minister of Music for the First Cathedral Church in Bloomfield, CT, Hairston’s music has been used by church praise teams all around the world, due to the huge success of songs that Hairston has written including the Billboard chart topping song, “Resting on his Promise,” the hit worship song “Lord you’re mighty,” and the ground-breaking praise song “Incredible God – Incredible Praise.”

Jessica Reedy first gained national attention as a contestant on the second season of the national TV gospel singing competition, BET’s Sunday Best.  As a runner-up she went on to secure a record deal and released her debut, From The Heart in 2011 which went on to top Billboard’s “Gospel Album Chart.” Featuring Reedy’s charisma that is about love, honesty and praising God; songs such as the current radio favorite “Put It on the Altar,” speaks to finding a solution to one’s problems.  Yet it is the lead single off, “God Has Smiled on Me,” that showcases Reedy’s one-of-a-kind voice, incomparable range and arresting low register that belies her young age and incomparable range. (Source: SummerStage)