Juwana Jenkins


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Singles and EPs


310 monthly listeners

One of Philadelphia’s finest exports to Europe, soul singer, songwriter and performer Juwana Jenkins released her debut solo single “Long Time” in January 2018. After almost 20 years in the game, Jenkins’ rich delivery and gospel-infused vocals have become her trademark with original songs steeped in a range of musical traditions from Delta blues to early funk. The eagerly-awaited “Long Time” recalls the hypnotic grooves of

Gladys Knight & The Pips and Isaac Hayes, powered by Jenkins’ modern flavor and fiercely energetic edge. Renowned for her fiery, feel-good performances, Jenkins has been delighting and uplifting audiences across the world throughout her career. Her much-acclaimed collaboration with noted harmonica player Charlie Slavik, The Blues Keeps You Alive (Charisma Records, 2012), garnered the attention of music critics and earned Jenkins the title of “Blues Queen”. Raised in the Baptist church, gospel was the bridge through which Juwana met the blues. Her motivation to write and perform music has always stemmed from an ingrained urge to "share and uplift, motivate and elevate people”. She moved to Prague, Czech Republic in 1998, packing the lush, stirring sounds of old-school Philly with her and never looking back. Jenkins continues to write, record and fulfill her mission to unleash audiences’ inner-passions with one message: “If you need a dose of musical inspiration, I got you. I just want to provide a soundtrack, something to keep you going on your way.”