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Valerie Joi
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Valerie Joi’s song delivery is as fluid and focused as her life. She is a minister extraordinaire and her message of unconditional love and acceptance is clear, strong and uncompromising. Listening to her sing, play or direct is an artistic and healing journey in itself.

Valerie, whose early musical influences were Earth,Wind & Fire, Andrae Crouch and Stevie Wonder, hails from the music rich city of Kansas City, where she grew up in a musical family.  It was while singing and directing in her father’s Baptist church that her musical gift was first realized and she knew that her calling was to become a professional musician.

Valerie Joi has since gone on to study classical piano and jazz voice privately and at the collegiate level, while she pursued her undergraduate and graduate degrees.  In addition, she has been able to utilize both her skills, singing and playing the piano with numerous recording and production artists as a background vocalist, vocal coach, composer, arranger and producer, and as a member of various mass gospel choirs.  Her classical, jazz and gospel influences are apparent in her CDs Rise Above and Singing the Sacred Yes, newly released by Sounds True. At the 2005 Monterey Jazz Festival Valerie Joi was featured as one of Tim’s Top 10 Picks, the director’s favorite artists for the weekend. Valerie Joi was also the director of the choral ensemble of the 2005 San Jose Jazz Festival Orchestra featuring Geri Allen on piano.

With an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Rice University, Valerie Joi enjoys combining her professional expertise in business management with her passion for education, youth and of course music.  In the past, she has worked in concert promotion with such gospel greats as Yolanda Adams and Fred Hammond. She was also the former Development Director for the Monterey Jazz Festival raising funds for jazz education.

Valerie is a Practitioner of Higher Consciousness and the Minister of Music for Inner Light Ministries where her life-partner Rev. Deborah Johnson is the founding pastor. At Inner Light, she is responsible for maintaining a musical foundation of ministry. There she developed the Singing Circle Music Ministry Experience, a class that teaches how to minister in music and she founded and directs the Inner Light Choir. Valerie is also the director and instructor for the Gospel Choir at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Each of these three choirs has 60 – 100 voices.

Clearly, Valerie Joi is not just another musician. First and foremost, she is a music minister, a musician’s musician, teaching music as ministry, calling others to join her in the intent to bless and be blessed. Sharing her gift has truly been a blessing for Valerie Joi, one she hopes to continue sharing for years to come.



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