Donna McAfee

Donna McAfee

 Inglewood, California, USA
BandJazzChristian

Something new, something Sweet, something beautiful...

Biography

Dedication to the art, purity of sound...These are phrases that describe Donna's voice and music. From grooving jazzy beats to heartfelt ballads, Donna delivers them all with a ONE, TWO punch that is sure to leave the listener wanting more. Donna began singing in Chicago under the direction of Lena McLin at Kenwood High School. There she sang with artists inlcuding R. Kelly and Charlene Hines (of American IDOL). After moving to LA and an appearance on Star Search, Donna toured with Natalie Cole. She also became a heavily sought after session singer having worked with Michael Jackson, David Foster, Morgan Ames and many others. She began hosting a sunday Gospel brunch at BB Kings in Universal Studios which turned into the TV show West Coast Praze. Donna also then began to star in and produce the TV show LA JAZZ. Both shows now air weekly on TV on the DISH network and in Europe on SKY TV.
TELEVISION
DISH network, and Europe Producer “West Coast Praze”
79th Annual Academy Awards Cast singer/Kodak Theater
TBN Praise The Lord program
STAR SEARCH Disneyland Studios Florida/Nationwide
American Giants WGN Television/ Nationwide
March for Jesus TBN (Trinity Broadcasting)/International
Gospel Music Association The Nashville Network
Entertainment Tonight (ET) National
KCET Christmas Special KCET (PBS)
Steve Allen’s Birthday Show KCET (PBS)
Bobby Jones Gospel BET

CLUBS & Special Events,
Genghis Cohen Hollywood, CA - Vocalist
Richard Carpenter Private event Vocalist
BB Kings Blues Club Hollywood Vocalist / Producer of Sunday Gospel Shows
Donna McAfee European Tour London & Birmingham England
Natalie Cole 25th Anniversary
World Tour Entire United States & Japan
Lincoln Center New York, with Natalie Cole
LA Sports Arena Los Angeles, CA opened for Hezekiah Walker
Staples Center Vocalist
Platinum Live Vocalist
House of Blues Los Angeles, CA with Natalie Cole
Blue Note Tokyo & Osaka Japan
Motion Picture Sound Editors
Awards Show Los Angeles, CA
Full Gospel Businessmen’s
World Conf. Miami, FL
Full Gospel Businessmen’s Conf. Indianapolis, IN
Café Cordial Los Angeles, CA
GMA (Gospel Music Assoc) New Orleans, LA
The Jazz Bakery Los Angeles, CA
Baked Potato Los Angeles with Inner Voices
The Roxy Hollywood, CA
The Park West Chicago, IL
Carson Civic Center Carson, CA opened for the Winans
Waikoloa Hilton Hawaii
The Cinegrill Hollywood, CA
Houston City Opera Houston, TX
Duet Nightclub Westwood, CA
The Sheraton Nashville, TN

CHURCHES
Trinity Christian Center Tustin, CA Pastor Ed Smith, Pastor
Paul Crouch
Holman United Meth. Los Angeles, CA Pastor Masters
Time in Destiny Los Angeles, CA Pastor Gary Zamora
Calvary Chapel Encino, CA Pastor David Cuss
Greater Bethany Los Angeles, CA Bishop Noel Jones
Jubilee Christian Center San Jose, CA Pastor Dick Bernal
F.A.M.E. Los Angeles, CA Cecil “Chip” Murray
New Life Christian Ctr. Los Angeles, CA Pastor Lamont Leonard
Church of the Harvest Los Angeles, CA Bishop Clarence McClendon

West Angeles COGIC Los Angeles, CA Bishop Blake
Long Beach Comm. Ctr Long Beach, CA Pastor Sheridan McDaniel McDaniel
First Church of San
Fernando San Fernando, CA Pastor Rick Taubin
McKinley Ave. Bapt. Los Angeles, CA Pastor Simmie Clinton
KYPA Gospel Brunch Los Angeles, CA Reginald Utley
Holy Vessel Church Chicago, IL Pastor Lena McLin
Refuge Christian Ctr. Pasadena, CA Pastor Dorothy Evans
Christ Memorial COGIC Pacoima, CA Pastor Andrae’ Crouch
Bunker Hill Service Beverly Hills, CA
New Life Church Chicago, IL Pastor Jo Ann Long
Park Shore Comm. Park Shore, IL
Second African Meth. St. Louis, MO
Courageous Living Orange, CA Pastor Clifford Self
Faithful Central Los Angeles, CA Pastor Kenneth Ulmer
Mountain Top Church Las Vegas, NV Pastor Clinton House
Church of Deliverance Los Angeles, CA Pastor Reginald Lawrence
Church of the Anointing Los Angeles, CA
West Angeles COGIC Los Angeles, CA Bishop Charles Blake
Jubilee Christian Center Sacramento, CA Pastor Phillip Gudouix
Kensington Temple London England Pastor Charles Mann


JINGLES, COMMERCIALS, MOVIES
Producer/ Jingle writer for all California Lottery Urban Market radio commercials from 2000 – 2006
Producer for all SCE Urban market radio commercials from 2005-present
Winner of the prestigious HERMES award for advertising excellence for product

Lyrics

This Can Happen

Written By: Donna McAfee

This can happen
If we all come together
This can happen
If we all choose
to need one another
to reach one another
We can make a difference
here for me and you

Discography

So Blessed Solo Project on Songbird Entertainment - Producer/Writer
BAILA Zukor Records - singer
Morning Musume Universal Records (Japan) - singer
First Class Solo Project on Polygram/Kitty (Japan) - Writer-singer
Something To Sing About Billy Graham Association - sang title track
Christmas in My Dreams Laurel Records – singer / songwriter/ co- Producer
His-tory - Michael Jackson Sony-Epic Records sang with Pastor Andrae Crouch
Quest for Camelot Movie Soundtrack - Atlantic Records - sang on the song Mother’s Prayer featuring Celine Dion and Andrea Boccelli
Zero Epic/Wonderland Records singer/ arranger
Snosaes Sgniteerg McLin Records - Producer/singer
Kioni Epic/Wonderland Records – singer / arranger
Jumpin Music Sampler EMI - Japan Records - singer
With My Life Kasten Productions – Singer
Katrina Project w/ Michael Jackson City of New Orleans