Marva Josie has appeared in concert with such greats as DIZZY GILLESPIE, DAVE BRUBECK, BENNY CARTER, GERALD WIGGINS, BUDD JOHNSON, HEYWOOD HENRY, ILLINOISE JACQUET, PAUL DESMOND, EDDIE BAREFIELD, HERBIE HANCOCK, and GEORGE DIVIVIER.
Marva was musically inspired by such greats as ROBERTA PETERS, MARIAN ANDERSON, MAHALIA JACKSON, ARETHA FRANKLIN, LEONTYNE PRICE, MARIA CALLAS, RAY CHARLES, JOHNNY MATHIS, CHARLIE RICH, ROSEMARY CLOONEY, JUDY GARLAND among many others.
After a very successful engagement in a featured role in GEORGE GERSHWIN’S “Porgy and Bess” at the New York City Center, She auditioned for the great Earl “Fatha” Hines Orchestra. Much of her Jazz influence developed during her either years of travels with the Hines Orchestra throughout the world to places like Canada, Brazil, Cuba, Russia, Yogoslavia, Spain, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Belgium, Italy, England, Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, and of course all over the United States as well as many other countries. She stepped out as a solo performer whenever the band was on hiatus.
She was guest soloist with The Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the late Arthur Fiedler and guest soloist with The Battle Creek Michigan Symphony Orchestra as well as the 200 voice choir at the Chicago Church of Deliverance under the direction of Reverend Ralph Goodpastor.
Brazil VOLVLIEU, Germany M.P.S., Italy
Earl Hines – 4 years (numerous night clubs), Apollo Theatre in NYC, Howard Theatre (Washington DC)
Concerts/Performances – Worldwide
*Iran – Special for Sha of Iran
*France – 500 member state reception for Former President Estand De-Giscard
*Sweden – Performed for King and Queen of Sweden
*General Assembly United Nations
*England – Command Performance for the Queen
*Russia – Kiev, Lenningrad
*Bucharist, Gelgrade, Austria,
*Australia – King Hall
France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Denmark, Sweden, Cuba, Brazil, Maksoud Plaza
Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera House, Symphony Hall, Heinz Hall, Wolftrap (DC), Robin Hood Dell & Convention PA, Temple University Outdoor Theatre, Chicago Opera House, UCLA Pavillion.
Continental Plaza, Ritz Carlton -Chicago, Playboy, Caryl-New York, Plaza Hotel, Olympic Hotel-Seattle, Fairmont Music Hall-San Francisco, Music Hall-New Orleans, La Fontain Bleu-Houston, Dallas, The Kennedy Center-Wash. DC, Portland Maine.
Marva Josie has recorded for the following record companies:
United Artist, Thimble, First Church of Deliverance Music, Voolivre, Julman Catalyst, M.P.S. Jazz Series, Improve, Quick Silver Records, Polydor.
Visit http://www.marvajosie.net to learn more.