Speaker: Jami Lula
Jami Lula has been described as “a singer with a gift and a blessing.” Born in Detroit, Jami moved to Los Angeles in 1987 to perfect his musical craft by attending the Musicians Institute (MI) in Southern California. His intense studies lead to his receiving the school’s outstanding vocalist award in 1988. Six months after graduation, Jami joined the staff of MI where he still continues teaching voice, songwriting, stage movement, creativity workshops, and performance.
As a soloist or with his band, Jami has been musically supporting a number of charitable organizations including the Special Olympics, AA, Project Angel Food, and Hope for Abused Women Foundation. His contribution as a featured soloist with the choir group TAG through the Agape International Center of Truth serves as an extension of Jami’s commitment to inspire through music.
He was the leader of the band ‘Lula’ for 10 years, releasing 2 records, Waiting and Live Groove on Circle Up Records. Praise for the band’s success was highlighted by Jami being nominated as Best Vocalist of the Year in 1996 by the LA Music Awards. He went on to win the award in 1997.
Rave reviews around Lula’s live performances have come from the LA Times, The Album Network, and Whole Life Times. Jami’s vocal performances have received praise such as, “gospel-like vocals and Southern evangelist-styled mannerism that makes him a compelling and powerful presence on stage” and “his lyrics truly contain a grain of optimism and inner-strength that can help people through the hardest of times.”