June 22, 2020
Jai Fears is a Detroit born triple threat who has recently moved home to share her talents with the world. We had a quick chat about her past, and we’re excited to watch Ms. Fears success in Detroit over the coming years. If you’re looking to connect with local artists, enjoy the Q&A below, and listen to her brand new EP that just launched on June 12.
Q: Tell me about yourself
A: I am a singer, dancer, choreographer, and actress born and raised in the city of Detroit. I started out acting when I was 14 years old. My mom and I moved to Los Angeles to study the arts when I was in high School. I was out there learning how to be a better dancer, actress, the whole nine.
Q: What kind of projects have you worked on before?
A: I currently dance for Charlie Wilson, an R & B dance powerhouse and legend. I’ve been dancing for him for 15 years. I’ve also danced for Aretha Franklin on and off throughout the years. I was in a film more recently, the Yousers, by local director Darren Brown.
Q: What are you working on now?
A: My first EP ‘Gemini’ was released on June 12th. I am a Gemini, this project has been a long time coming. You can find my music on Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play, iHeartRadio, YouTube, Soundcloud, and Tidal. It’s also exclusively on my website.
Q: Tell me a little about the music scene in Detroit
A: The music scene here is one of the greatest I’ve ever seen because it’s so diverse, we have some of the best festivals during the summer and one the biggest varieties of venues and genres of music. We have a great jazz scene here, R&B, one of the best electronic music festivals. You don’t have to look hard to find great music in Detroit.
Q: What are some of your favorite venues?
A: I love to go to the festivals in Hart plaza and Royal Oak, but my ultimate favorite venue is the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre – there is nothing like going to a concert at the Aretha no matter what the genre it is. It’s relaxing, inviting, and it can be very chill as the night goes on and you’re on the water. The boats come up, the pretty lights, it’s just such an awesome experience.
Q: Do you do any performances locally?
A: Because of the coronavirus, I’ve had to do most performances online. I just recently had a listening party for my EP. I’m getting ready to put together a concert as well.
Q: What’s next for you?
A: I’m excited about getting feedback on the EP, and reaching more people every day. I’m getting ready to push out my merchandise to my members only fans, doing some more creative things with music, and just being more creative this summer to broaden my platform as an artist and entertainer.