Biography

An extraordinary response is usually commonplace when encountering the dynamic talents of singer/songwriter, actor, and producer Jáven. Growing up as the son of a preacher, Jáven knows what it means to be affected by another’s ability to communicate. Whether through song or the spoken word, it becomes quickly evident to those who are affected by his performances. Brazil, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and Europe are some of the international countries where Javen has performed. He has been featured with well-known personalities like Vickie Winans, Kirk Franklin, Jerry Lewis, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Diane Canon, Reba McIntire, Bill Gaither, Zig Zigler, and others. Now based in LA, Jáven currently balances a busy touring schedule as a solo artist, actor and guest speaker appearing in the largest arenas and concert halls in cities like New York, Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago, and more.

In 2001 Javen founded a youth outreach program called FYI an acronym for Focus on Young Individuals. FYI impacts thousands of young people in the Tampa-bay area through life changing counseling, tutoring, open mic forums, street meetings, and events supporting charities of all kind.

No stranger to television audiences Jáven is a frequent guest soloist on many networks and was one of the co-hosts of The Paula White Show on BET during the 2001-2002 season. Some of his network appearances include BET, TBN, FOX, CTN, DAYSTAR, and more.

In 2002 Jáven signed a record deal with Crowne/Word Records in Nashville, TN. His first single, Never Give Up on Love soared into the top 10 Christian charts. Prior to releasing his self-titled debut he recorded two powerful worship projects that received favorable responses from many high profile ministries that frequently include his songs in their churches & conferences. In 2003 he released his first independent worship CD Change on his production label JCM. Change was widely received on Gospel radio around the country and through the distribution of Central South and New Day is currently still climbing the charts with thousands of units being sold! In 2004 Javen was nominated for best Male Contemporary Solo Artist of the year at the Southern California GUILD AWARDS. He was also nominated Male–Artist of the year, song of the year, gospel performance of the year at the Caribbean’s prestigious MARLIN AWARDS of which he won 2 of the 4 nominations.

Now based in LA, Jáven currently balances his touring schedule as a recording-artist, guest speaker, and actor. From 2002 to 2003 he stared in a reoccurring role as the Rabbi in the popular Off-Broadway musical The Rock and the Rabbi. He also stars with Omar Sharif and Peter Otool in the featured film “One Night With the King.” Whether he is singing, speaking, acting, or hosting a television show, this young man’s message of hope and love, has caused thousands of people to have an extraordinary experience

Los Angeles based Recording Artist/Actor, JAVEN is the classic example of a musician who has the dynamic talents of a singer/songwriter, actor and producer. Building both his music and film career on a foundation of integrity and individualized style has earned him critical praise and audience approval.

When launching his career JAVEN quickly became no stranger to television. He landed a position as a co-host of the “Paula White Show” on BET from 2001-2002. JAVEN has also been a frequent guest artist and appears regularly on numerous networks including BET, TBN, FOX, NBC, CTN, DAYSTAR and more. JAVEN’s impeccable stage presence led him to star in numerous productions. He was a lead in the theatrical production of A Raisin in the Sun and from 2002-2003 he starred in the Off-Broadway musical The Rock and the Rabbi. Slowly but steadily becoming a recognizable face in acting, JAVEN continued to earn parts in feature films. In 2005, he starred in the movie The Sixth and in 2006 he starred with Omar Sharif and Peter O’Toole in the feature film, One Night with the King. JAVEN also has a supporting role in the film Abandoned starring Britney Murphy due out in 2010.

In 2002 JAVEN signed a record deal with Crowne/Word Records and his first single, “Never Give Up on Love” from the self-titled CD, soared into the top 10 on the CCM radio charts. In 2003 he released his first independent CD, Change, through his production label JCM. This accoustic driven Worship CD was widely received through out radio and tv nationwide. Change garnered him numerous nominations from prestigious award platforms. In 2004 he was nominated for the Marlin Awards best Male Contemporary Solo, Male Artist, Song and Gospel performance of the year, of which he won 2 of the 4 award nominations. He also won an Ensound Award for Best Urban Male Artist of the Year, along with a nomination for Best Male Artist of the year from the Southern California Guild Awards.

As an internationally acclaimed Recording Artist based in Los Angeles, JAVEN has the dynamic talents of Singer/Songwriter, Actor, Speaker, and Producer. With more than 10 years in the industry, he has won multiple awards for his outstanding work and gained notable recognition across the country and around the world.

Building both his music and film careers on a foundation of integrity and individualized style has earned him critical praise and audience approval. JAVEN began his TV career as a co-host on the “Paula White Show” on BET from 2001-2002. He has since become a frequent guest soloist appearing on many networks including BET, TBN, FOX, NBC, GMC, and more.

His impeccable stage presence led him to star in numerous productions. He was a lead in the theatrical production of “A Raisin in the Sun.” From 2002-2003, he starred in the off Broadway musical “The Rock and the Rabbi.” He then moved to the big screen in 2005 starring in the movie “The Sixth,” and in “One Night with the King” with Omar Sharif and Peter O’Toole in 2006. Continuing with his passion for acting, JAVEN landed a role in the adopted screenplay “Mwen Solé” in 2007. In 2010, he had a supporting role as “Garrett” in the “Preacher’s Kid” starring Clifton Powell, Tank, and former Destiny’s Child LaToya Luckett; a supporting role in the film “Abandoned” starring Britney Murphy; and several other independent films. As a songwriter, JAVEN wrote and recorded the hit single “One Step” which was featured in the film “The Cross” released in 2010.

While balancing an acting career, JAVEN actively produced and delivered attention garnering music that his fans could enjoy and appreciate. While signed with Crowne/Word Records of Nashville, TN in 2002, his first single, “Never Give Up on Love” from the self-titled CD “Javen” soared to the top 10 CCM charts. In 2003, he released his first independent CD, “Change,” on his production label jRock Entertainment. “Change” was widely received on gospel radio around the country and nominated for several awards selling over topping the charts.

With a proven track record, JAVEN was recognized with numerous nominations from prestigious award platforms. In 2004, he was nominated for the Marlin Awards Best Male Contemporary Solo, Best Male Artist, Best Song, and Best Gospel Performance of the Year. JAVEN won two of the four award nominations. He later won the 2007 En Sound Music Award for “Best Urban Soul Album of the Year.”

In 2009, JAVEN released the “Keeping the Faith” CD, which includes both passionate ballads as well as household favorites the hit single, “None Like You,” which received award nominations such as Best Contemporary Video from GMC and a Dove Award nomination. This dynamic CD features the talents of Recording Artist Israel Houghton, Gospel Recording Artist Deitrick Haddon, Recording Artist Damita Haddon, and industry favorite, Peter Mokran.

This multi-talented recording artist was once a full-time worship leader at a mega-church for many years. He leveraged his talent while hosting a weekly one-hour radio show drawing over 6 million hits and reaching over 250,000 listeners. He now travels doing over 130 dates per year singing and speaking across the country and around the world in countries like Africa, Indonesia, Europe, Canada, Brazil, the Caribbean, and more.

Near and dear to JAVEN’s heart is supporting missions across the world. He is a spokesperson for World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide tackling the causes of poverty and injustice; a consistent donor and supporter of Hope for Haiti, an incredible missions program that houses, feeds, educates and trains over 300 children in Haiti; and participates in several domestic mission programs that deal with homelessness, hunger, and poverty in the Los Angeles, CA area.

JAVEN recently launched the Worship in the Now Series, a powerful two-day seminar on music, worship, songwriting, life lessons, and more.

JAVEN will release his long awaited Live DVD/CD Recording entitled “Worship in the Now,” produced by Stellar Award Winner, Jonathan Nelson. With this and several new projects in the works that span everything from film to books, this man of many talents has no desire to slow down any time soon. Through his message of both love and hope, JAVEN desires to see lives changed wherever he goes.

Edited by ChapmanDeborah on 20 Oct 2013, 14:34

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