Joye B. Moore
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Joye B. Moore


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"The INDI Magazine"

Maybe it was divine intervention. The simple cause and effect of a small lizard attempting to escape the menacing claws of a predatory house cat by running into the office between two stacks of yet to be reviewed music causing both stacks of CDs to be strewn across the floor. Picking up the pile and deciding to stick the Joye B. Moore into the CD player because the cover art was different, was just a coincidence.
Yeah, it was different.
The first few seconds into the record and it was immediately obvious that a new genre of music was on the scene. What would normally be traditional gospel lyrics, were turned upside down by the moving beautiful smooth vocal style, and supported by amazingly engaging jazz music underpinnings.
It was so refreshing. Yet it wasn’t at all pretentious or preachy. If anything, the music and the lyrics all seemed to flow from a single source - the heart. There is also the message from within the lyrics that certainly seems to be the stuff of Joye’s personal experiences, held up in the light of hope and buoyed by encouragement for the soul.
There are several songs on this inspirational CD that’s worth mentioning. “He’s All I Need,” is soaring remake of the Ashford & Simpson written song. “Canvas of Life” with its gentle conga and bass, is an appreciation of the all-knowing. “Choose Ye This Day,” Sending You A Blessing,” and the title tract “Project Butterfly,” all serve as important messages to humankind that we are masterpieces of God.
Each and every song is a testament to one outstanding artist that will bring much Joye.
- Editor's Pick by Ron Daniels

"JOYE B. MOORE: A Pristine And Much Needed Inspirational Sound"

When the ‘new wave’ approach to gospel/inspirational music began to permeate the gospel market, my reaction was two-fold: I found myself querying the seemingly ‘glitzy’ showbiz display of those who sang. Were the gospel singers praising a Higher order or vying for an opportunity to show their talent? Were their objectives to spread the “Word” or eventually become a recording artist or film star? Was the recording objective to appeal o the youth market designed to interpret the bible, or give birth to an overnight recording sensation? It is somewhat difficult to think of a spiritual being w hen the singer has been properly coiffured, manicure and outfitted in designer/tailor-made clothing. Not-withstanding is their agent of the r&b influence to buffer the youth market!
Had Joye B. Moore been born during the 30’s or 40’s, she would (indeed) be Sarah Vaughn, Carmen McRae, Bessie Smith or Ella Fitzgerald today. It is by no mistake that she is comparable to these first ladies of jazz, for her recent CD “Project Butterfly Phase II: The Cocoon,” (on Mo Flow Records Label/Moore Music Ministries/Lightyear Entertainment), is one of the cornerstones supporting the pantheon of jazz/inspirational music. {From beginning to end, this is an outstanding recording that will have a very long life in one’s CD library.}
One would not have to think twice before assenting to the fact that Ms. Moore’s urban inspirational music will make the staunchest agnostic ‘rethink’ his/her life/faith issues. And vocally, she runs the gamut of reminding us of Eryka Badu, Patti Austin and (Ms.) Randy Crawford.
Throughout the fourteen tracks: ‘Break The Yoke,’ ‘One Day,’ ‘Thank You,’ ‘Hold Up The Light,’ ‘The Wind,’ ‘Everything Must Change,’ ‘Project Butterfly,’ ‘Canvas of Life,’ ‘Choose Ye This Day,’ ‘A Little Inspiration,’ ‘Make Your Move,’ ‘Sending You A Blessings,’ ‘Before Him,’ and ‘Christ is Moving,’ eleven were penned by Ms. Moore; attesting to her ability to see and feel the world the way an artist does on a canvas. Unlike Mary, Mary or Kirk Franklin, Ms. Moore’s sty is… Griot-like, quite and reflective. Her work is invitational to the way of spiritual belief. Gladly it is devoid the ‘fire and brimstones,’ direction which does nothing but repel the truly seeking heart and mind. There is not one song among this assemblage, which could not find itself among the repertoire of gospel singers: Ms. Shirley Caesar of Deniece Williams.
Indeed Ms. Moore’s world of inspirational music contains the components, which are respected and pertinent for setting the pace for an unchallenged leadership! It is about time! Yes, there is a Grammy nomination in this recording! More importantly however, as long as Ms. Moore continues to pen and produce qualitative music, she will continue to cause the industry to stand back and pay…. ATTENTION!
{On a scale of 1 to 10 this CD is rated at 10+}
- The New Voice of NY - Anthony V. Jordon

"Bobby Jones Gospel-BET"

A Style all her own! - Dr. Bobby Jones


SHE'S Crazy Hot! Her style is really tight and she stands out for real. Give her a year. She will be in all y'alls jeeps in a minute. Don't sleep! 2 each his own. - Tonex

"Positive Beat Magazine"

For those of you who think gospel has gone to far, stay away from this one, IT'S TOO MENTAL FOR YOU. But if you like good mind massaging music for your soul, pick it up! - Eddie P.

"Gospel Flava"

"With fluttering vocals, patterned nuances and pretty phrasing, the imagery is a true fit to this new artist, who deserves discovery." - Stan North

"BET Sound Stage"

"One word PHENOMENAL! The energy that she exudes is contagious." - Whew!

"The Washington Informer"

Joye has a "urban inspirational set" that is sure to inspire and entertain, she is moving, a terrific stage presence and persona. Left theaudience saying, “Where can I see Joye perform again?”, as she continues to set a new precedent for Inspirational Urban Music.
"Joye is one of the most inspirational artist to ever be recorded for Gospel. " - Taylor Daay

"Donnie McClurkin"

A new sound to reach new masses! - Quote

"Urban Network Magazine"

Joye B. Moore enters the music scene with this fresh, R&B and jazz tinged inspirational CD. The music is sweet neo soul wrapped around faith based lyrics that touch on everyday life situations in a way that encourages the soul.
Moore’s calming jazz influenced vocals weaving in and out of the music on this CD make for an inspirational delight that should push the project to a crossover audience of music lovers once it gets some radio play.
Whether you are a jazz, gospel, inspirational, neo soul or urban music lover, you could easily find yourself in meditative, grooving state while listening to this CD of infectious tunes that are testimonies of someone’s life story.
One listen and you will see what I mean! Choice cuts: “Break the Yoke”, “Choose Ye This Day”, “A Little Inspiration” “Everything Must Change” and “Canvas of Life”

Rating: 4 STARS
- Inspired Music Vibes by Lin. Wood


CURRENTLY, in production for her sophomore album... The 'LIVE’ Experience… Joye B. Moore!
Including music written by George Duke and D'Angelo!

Debut Release: Project Butterfly "The Cocoon" 2003

EP: Before Him 2000


Feeling a bit camera shy


2-Time UGI (Urban Gospel Industry) Award Winner 2004!!
"Best New Female - Jazz"
"Best New Female - Urban Contemporary Gospel"

"Frequently seen on BET, TVOne, ABI Network (Atlanta) and the Word Network!"

Top 1500 Songwriters in the World
"13th Annual Billboard World Songwriting Contest 2005"

Joye B. Moore is spice coming from the Inspirational side of life. Joye is Minister of Music for her church; Fruits of the Spirit, and is an independent Songwriter and Vocalist who co-writes her music.

Joye explains, the primary mission /goal of her music is to plant a seed of self-love, self-worth and self-forgiveness. "I want everyone to know that God loves them just the way they are right now".

“My songs reflect my growing pains. Learning to love myself for who I am right now and realizing that the only limitations I have are the ones I impose upon myself.”

Setting a precedent with her style of “urban jazz inspiration,” Joye always loved music of all genres and draws upon a wealth of influences from jazz to gospel, from funk to R&B, forming a unique blend of Inspirational/ Urban-Jazz that is not duplicated and is translated by her spirit through song.

It all started when Joye released a four-song sampler. First she won “Showtime at the Apollo” Amateur Night in 1998, a nomination for the "Excellence in Gospel Music Award" by the Richmond Gospel Announcers Guild and the Gospel Music Workshop of America. Performing and winning Richmond, Virginia’s “Top 10 Acts” by Style Magazine in 1999. And then releasing her debut album, Project Butterfly: CoCoon in 2003

Joye received SIX (6) nominations for the 2004 UGI Awards (Urban Gospel Industry Awards) Urban Gospel Alliance; ‘Urban Gospel Artist/Group of the Year”; “Best New Artist” & “Best New Female” (Urban Contemporary Gospel); “Album of the Year”, “Best New Artist” & “Best New Female” (Jazz) for her debut release…Project Butterfly: The Cocoon!

CURRENTLY, in production for her sophomore album... The 'LIVE’ Experience… Joye B. Moore!
Including music written by George Duke and D'Angelo!

Q: When asked what Joye hoped to accomplish with her music she said…

"I hope that anyone, regardless of musical preference, can listen to my music and walk away with something that helps them to be stronger mentally and be at peace spiritually."