Born Jerome Wayne, J Rome was destined to perform.
The child prodigy hummed before he could even speak and has early memories of making melodies throughout his childhood; one of them being a solo performance at the age of about five of Whitney Houston’s ‘The Greatest Love Of All’ for his pre-school graduation. The only boy in a family of two sisters, the soft-spoken Laurel, MD., native was raised by his mother and sang duets with his sisters.
His beginnings were shaped by music, “I remember sitting in the back of my mom and dad’s car while they listened to the greats Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, etc. and what’s now called The Golden Oldies!!
J Rome’s roots of singing in church and his earlier musicals treads made him a perfect match for “The Children of the Gospel” singing group that he was selected for.
Sponsored by the prestigious Washington Performing Arts Society, the critically-acclaimed mass choir performed at former president Bill Clinton’s inauguration, Bill Cosby’s Kennedy Centre Honors, and the grand opening of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain for an audience of 10,000 plus.
The music shall speak for itself…check out the full story and biography of J Rome in his blogs.