Jaynee was raised down in the Louisiana wetlands where she grew up steeped in the sounds of jazz, blues and gospel. From an early age, Jaynee recognized her true musical calling and began studying music at the tender age of ten, having the privilege of taking a workshop from native New Orleanian Ellis Marsalis. At age seventeen, Jaynee was invited as part of the New Orleans Symphony Youth Chorale to perform at Carnegie hall and by then had dedicated herself to pursuing the musical arts. In addition to being a vocalist, she is now a songwriter and most recently, her music has been featured in the documentary film "the Red Tent," which premiered in the Fall of 2012.
As an artist, she has continuously grown throughout her musical endeavors. In 2011, she began studying the arts of musical harmonics and healing frequencies. She seeks to heal, transform and uplift her audiences through her divinely inspired art and includes in her lineage teachers from varied sacred musical backgrounds including the esteemed voice coach, Sylvia Gallo also known as the grandmother to Austin's own, Shakey Graves.
Jaynee and her work have been featured on the international stage. In April of 2014, Jaynee's work was show cased at an International exhibition of performance artists at the Kriti Gallery in Varanasi, India as part of a cultural exchange of musicians. She continues to perform throughout Central Texas at a variety of venues and does so now along with her husband Thomas Gonzales. She has visited India several times. Recently she and her husband performed on the international stage of Shirdi, India before an audience of several thousand in 2018.
When Covid struck, Jaynee and her husband made a conscious choice to pivot their musical efforts into producing music for sync which has resulted in collaborations across the globe. Their most recent efforts have resulted in collaborations with the renown Hollywood musical producer Bill Lefler and recording artist and musical producer Levi Downey. Their upcoming project with Australian singer songwriter Cass Eager has yet to be titled but also will be produced by Mr. Lefler.
"You must be a Lotus, unfolding its petals when the Sun rises in the sky, unaffected by the slush where it is born."
Shirdi Sai Baba