Armstrong, JoVia

Black Earth Music, 2022CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 28.2

Jazz Ruler Type: AcidJazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 77
Score Chart

O’s Notes: JoVia Armstrong is a percussionist, composer and educator from Detroit. There’s a sense of vagueness at the start with “Breathe”, but that transitions to an adventurous program on The Antidote Suite. Among the best are “Shades and Shapes”, “Beautiful Black” featuring violinist Leslie DeShazor, and “Zebra” featuring vocalist Yaw Agyeman and rapper Teh’Ray Hale.


Publicist: Fully Altered Media