Staff Report

Local resident, 11-year-old singer/pianist, Jordan Denise Williams, will release the first two songs via digital download from her upcoming CD in May. The first song is a Christian crossover duet titled A Good Day with her well known dad, Gospel/jazz vocalist/pianist Derrick Williams. The song will be released in honor of the famous dad/daughter duo: Natalie and Nat King Cole. Her second single That’s Me is a Christian Pop track that talks about the precious life, innocence, and light of a ‘tween girl and the love of Jesus. She is expected to complete her full CD in December 2016, which will include the release of a few Christmas covers like Mary Did You know, as well as some piano vocal and instrumental tracks as well.

Jordan began following in the footsteps of her dad at the age of two when she began singing with perfect pitch. Touring nationally with her dad, who sings the lead role of the “Rabbi” in the musical The Rock and The Rabbi and playing on the set of her dad’s music show produced by The Christian Television Network studios were experiences under Jordan’s belt by the end of her preschool years.

Jordan began studying piano at the age of four and currently studies under Grammy Award winning Latin Jazz Pianist Lannie Batistini.

She has been involved in theatre for eight years and has performed at The Florida Academy of Performing Arts in several musicals such as The Wizard of Oz, Aladdin, and more. She has performed the lead role of Cinderella and recently Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast. She has studied dance since the age of three at Victoria’s School of Dance in Riverview and The Brandon School of Dance and Art in Seffner. Jordan also sings background vocals as one of six professional vocalists on the Gospel Voice TV Show produced by The Christian Television Network and hosted by her dad. The show airs nationally across CTN’s network and internationally via satellite and airs every Saturday at 12:30 a.m.

Jordan loves to write songs and perform music. She has made several appearances at her dad’s gigs, local churches and other community events.

“I want to be a performer. I listen to music and sing every day. Every single sound I hear sounds like music to me,” said Jordan. “I can’t get the tunes out of my head. Like when it rains the raindrops sound like drums to me.”

Jordan is available for bookings. For upcoming performances, bookings at churches, and information, contact derlierecords@verizon.net or call 1-866-337-5439 or 244-0642 or visit www.jordandenisewilliams.com or www.thegospelvoicetvshow.com.