Jewell Booker was born and raised in the heart of Virginia and has inspired countless people through her service as a math teacher; as a missionary to South Africa, the Dominican Republic, and the urban areas of Richmond Virginia; and as a vocal artist and songwriter. Jewell’s music delivery combines spiritual depth with soulful melodies and jazz undertones while still maintaining her ability to represent any genre confidently. As a songwriter, she shares LIFE MUSIC from a Christian perspective.
At Baltimore Center Stage, she was a featured soloist in the choir of the show, The Christians, and she grooved along with countless theater goers as the Soul Singer for the Lobby Experience of SOUL: The STAX Musical.
Since 2002, Jewell has had the privilege of leading thousands of African American college students in musical worship for the national conferences of the Impact Movement, a Christian leadership organization on many university campuses.
Jewell has offered her rendition of the National Anthem to political events on both sides of the aisle, to honor wounded veterans, and to open an NBA game. She even composed and performed an arrangement of Lift Every Voice and Deniece Williams' Black Butterfly to enhance the 50th anniversary celebration of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards at the Library of Congress in Washington DC in June of 2019. She subsequently recorded this unforgettable arrangement with permission.
As a motivational speaker and personality, Jewell hosted a weekly podcast, Real Love: What it is! wherein she discussed matters of authentic faith and personal relationships.
Jewell Booker's debut album Love Notes, LIVE which expressed her love for Jesus is available on all online media platforms (Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, etc).
Her signature project, Love Sick 2020, became available everywhere July 4, 202--America’s “Independence Day—to celebrate FREEDOM from wearing figurative masks that shield one’s authentic self. The number was a late addition to the album title to commemorate it having been recorded in full within that unforgettable year.
Band members from all over the world sent in their contributions during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic under the shadow of worldwide quarantine, isolation and domestic violence and unrest in America. What resulted was an album wrought with emotion, depth, and true SOUL. She released the single "Who Am I" in October 2020.
The Love Sick 2020 album combines the musical styles of R&B, Soul, Go-Go, Blues, and Gospel as Jewell details her journey of a woman loving her God while also trying to figure out how to love and be loved romantically. She continues that sentiment in her latest contribution, A Jewell Booker Christmas, Vol.1 but musically explores her roots of jazz and swing!