Jaynee is a composer of sacred song, kirtan leader and traveler of the cosmic current of sound utilizing ancient healing modalities including ecstatic singing, mantra and crystal healing bowls. Some of her extensive musical background includes: performing at the lotus feet of Karunamayi, Ammachi, leading heart opening kirtans, singing for spiritual gatherings and yoga studios, and facilitating sound healing experiences.
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 this time, 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 Sri Shyamji, Bhatnagar, developer of Inner Tuning and the Yoga of Sound curriculum. Recently, Jaynee spent the Summer of 2013 studying with Silvia Nakkach, who developed Yoga of the Voice at her Sacred Music retreat in the Santa Cruz mountains where she learned about the art of singing ragas, the yoga of the voice and the power of mantra as part of a musical practice. In 2014, Jaynee studied the art of sacred chanting with sound healer Susanna Bair and also the art of Sound Healing using singing bowls with Suren Shrestha. 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 various spiritual centers 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. They are also available for concerts remotely and have been featured as the musical guests for the Celebration Circle in San Antonio in a virtual concert during Spring of 2020.
"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