Nicole Monique - Vocals
Cole has been training and performing since the age of 3.
The knowledge she has gained has led her to become an energetic and well-rounded performer that she is. Her performance experience has earned her titles, awards, and scholarships in the areas of singing, dancing, acting, and beauty pageants. She obtained 14 years of professional vocal training from Bedford Studios in San Francisco, CA., an organization that has produced numerous Miss USA and Miss Teen USA contestants. She also has 17 years of professional dance training from Encore Performing Arts Academy in Santa Clara, CA., recognized for producing touring performers for pop stars such Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, and Britney Spears.
She has an accumulative of 6 years of experience on stage and musical theater training from various institutes throughout the San Francisco bay area. With comedienne/actress Anjelah Johnson as one of her peers, she had received professional training for more than a year from a graduate of The Julliard School.
Some of Cole's performance highlights include being an "American Idol" Season 3 Top 65 finalist, a WB "Popstars" Season 2 Top 30 Finalist, and a performer for Radio Disney Benefits and Fox Network Children's Benefits. She is also a seasonal National Anthem singer for both the Arizona Cardinals and the Phoenix Suns.
Reigh Tuazon - Vocals/Sound/Manager
Formerly from the San Francisco Bay Area, Reigh has extensive experience in production and performing in Live Bands, primarily with “The Flashback Band" and occasionally appearing with “D’Groove Band".
He has also performed with a professional dance group, “Push Entertainment" fka “Step x Step" that has performed for special engagements in the Bay Area as well as acts in Reno and Las Vegas.
Having a passion for acting, he has performed in small stage and appeared in the movie “ Golden Gate " with Matt Dillon and Joan Chen.
With a career in Project Management, he continues to live his passion for music leading worship at McDowell Mountian Community Church and performing with The JJ’s Band.
Ronda Reahjean - Vocals
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Ronda Reahjean is a dynamic vocalist whose soulful style is an eclectic blend of R&B, Jazz, Funk, and Gospel.
A born performer, Ronda traces her musical roots to her first solo in the Antioch Baptist Church children's choir at the age of 5. It was then that she realized that music was the her true passion in life. After many years of performing throughout the state of Ohio, she signed her first recording deal with Epic Records as a solo artist in 1999, under the alias Jordan Brown. During her time with Epic, her music was featured in the major motion pictures, Down to Earth and The Barbershop, as well as the Sony Christmas Compilation, A Season of Soul and Sounds.
She credits her musical style to the influence of her father and countless artists from a variety of genres including Amel Larrieux, Chaka Kahn, India.Aire, Jill Scott, Rachelle Ferrell, Stevie Wonder, Tamia, and Yolanda Adams.
Today, Ronda can be seen performing all over Arizona, and is working on a solo project slated for an independent release in the fall of 2012.
Dallas Huber - Bass
Dallas - electric and upright bass player. He has been lauded for his versatility, excellent improvisational and sight-reading skills, as well as his rock-solid rhythmic foundation. He has worked with such artists as The Miracles, Tito Puente Jr, Bobby Torres, Charmaine Neville, Luis Conte, Warsaw, Jaleo, Mothers Favorite Child, Ritmo Latino. He is the Musical Director and Stage Manager for The JJ's Band. Dallas plays with a sensitivity and commitment that has made him one of Arizona's most in-demand Bassists.
Chris Stong - Drums
Chris Strong - Drums 3
Sam Detweiler - Sax/Clarinet
JM Sherman/Jayson Davis - Trumpet
Matt Johnson - Keys
Playing piano since the age of 4 in a wide range of musical styles and situations, Matt Johnson is a versatile and competent musician. He studied music at Northern Arizona University where he co-founded the band Soulcracker that relocated to Southern California and went on to star in the VH1 reality show Bands On The Run. He's worked with artists like Robert Cray, Blues Traveler, The B52s, Joe Cocker, Leon Russel, and many others. While he enjoys playing in theaters, churches, and occasionally with other acts, he has found his musical home in The JJs Band.
Marcus Ketron - Guitar
Rich Kniss - Guitar
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Rich came to Phoenix in 2003 to pursue a musical degree at Arizona State University. He studied with Chris Champion and Mike Kocour and was involved with many jazz combos and student ensembles. Rich completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Jazz Performance in December 2007.
Since moving to Phoenix, Rich has been involved with many performing and recording projects. He has had oppurtunity to perform with the following groups: Automan Empire, Home Jones, Bata Ire, Elle Winston & The Essentials, Angelique White Band & The JJ's Band. His most recent recording projects include: Ancestors, Bata Ire's second album, which encompasses original music and arrangements of the Latin folkloric songbook; Who Said It Was Simple?, an EP released by Brooklyn-based artist Elle Winston.