Anitra Jay

Why book Anitra Jay?

Anitra Jay is a R&B/Soul singer-songwriter with over 15 years of experience. With a mixture of R&B, Pop, Soul, Gospel, and Spoken Word, Anitra Jay delivers a soulful show for 2 or for a larger audience. Her sultry voice and lyrics will fill the room setting the perfect atmosphere for your event. Her shows are fun and engaging and her personality is down to earth. Anitra can perform acoustically or with up to a 4 piece band. She offers competitive rates and can work within your needs.



The classiest party ive ever thrown

This past November, I hired Anitra to come over my house to provide the entertainment. This was the second time I had hired her. The first thing I love is that this woman is extremely punctual. She showed right on the dot and was ready to go. I felt bad because it was a little chilly on the porch where we set up for her to play and although we had a heat lamp, I knew it wasnt ideal conditions.

But just as she did the time before, she wowed my guests with her voice and guitar. Just like last time, everybody was asking me where I found her.

Not only is she a great talent but between sets she mingled with my guests and was always gracious and polite and infectious with her charm.

I will definitely have her play again, to a bigger crowd than before cause now all my friends are asking me when she is coming back.

Anitra is a gem, a real talent who absolutely makes a party.

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Reviewer: David N.
Organization: Isagenix Inc
Event: Holiday Party in Charlotte, NC
Event Date: Nov 9, 2013
Hired As: Singing Guitarist

Superb R&B/Neo Soul/Pop Singer with a voice of gold

Anitra Jay has a voice that is like no other. She has a voice that will fill you with a warmth you have never felt before. I enjoyed myself thoroughly when she came to Lynchburg, VA. I would travel any day to see her again.

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Reviewer: Belinda W.
Organization: Twisted Sistas, Natural by Design
Event: Other in Lynchburg, VA
Event Date: Jun 15, 2013
Hired As: Singing Guitarist

Tracing the Generations

Anitra is a beautiful and inspiring artist. She and her husband Robert performed for us at a house party. All who attended were in love!

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Reviewer: Kathryn C.
Event: Private Party in Croton On Hudson, NY
Event Date: Nov 10, 2013
Hired As: Singing Guitarist

Great night of music

I would recommend Anitra for any venue. Very professional and talented lady.

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Reviewer: TOM M.
Organization: THE INN
Event: Concert Venue in Salisbury, NC
Event Date: May 18, 2013
Hired As: Singing Guitarist

Classroom Visit

Anitra Jay visited my 7th graders. She preformed a song, and talked to them about self-identity. It was such a fabulous interaction for my students, and they still are talking about it 3 weeks later. I was so thankful for her gratitude and selflessness with my students.

Reviewer: Ashten O.
Event: Private Party in Charlotte, NC
Event Date: Sep 27, 2012

Soulfully Fresh & Inspiring!

Anitra's lovely voce, faith-inspired lyrics and soulful/R&B arrangements were absolute perfection for our women's fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. She speaks to the heart, and her music is uplifting and encouraging! I'm very blessed to know her as she's starting out, because she's going to be BIG very soon. Can't wait for the house concert she's going to perform for some friends in the near future!

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Reviewer: Lee M.
Organization: Yes, Ma'am! Mammograms Are A Must
Event: Fundraiser in Huntersville, NC
Event Date: Oct 11, 2012
Hired As: Singer/Songwriter

Intimate Evening at the Lake with Dee and Dan

We had an experience to REMEMBER and we are so thankful. Anitra J (and Rob) we awesome!!!

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Reviewer: Daniel H.
Organization: Dedan Ministry to Marriages
Event: Concert Venue in Cordova, TN
Event Date: Oct 5, 2012
Hired As: Singer/Songwriter, Guitarist, Singing Guitarist, Soul Singer

Fun & Exhilerating Experience

It was such a joy working with Anitra Jay & Company. She made it such a smooth experience booking this event. And although we had a drastic change in our Tennessee weather, sun and pleasant fall weather to pouring rain with a little lighting, thunder and high winds...the show went on as planned. Anitra Jay warmed us with her great showman ship & professionalism. God Bless she and Rob and may they forever be Blessed.

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Reviewer: Earline W.
Organization: DeDan Ministries to Marriages
Event: Other in Memphis, TN
Event Date: Oct 5, 2012
Hired As: Singer/Songwriter, Singing Guitarist

Anitra Jay was simply wonderful. On time and ready to go!

Anitra Jay brought the audience into her world. A place of strength, passion, & love. So many people were amazed by her gift and wanted to know more about her and how to stay connected. This young artist is definitely going places. Would love to have her share her passion again!

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Reviewer: Zenobia J.
Organization: Queen's Natural Hair & Health Expo
Event: Competition in Tunica, MS
Event Date: Oct 6, 2012
Hired As: Singer/Songwriter, Singing Guitarist, Soul Singer

Great experience singing and playing.

Our store, The Last Word, supports local talent and Anitra came by and scheduled to play one Saturday night. Not only does she have a beautiful voice, she was very personable with the audience and a lot of fun! We would welcome her back anytime.

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Reviewer: Elizabeth P.
Organization: The Last Word
Event: Concert Venue in Charlotte, NC
Event Date: Feb 18, 2012
Hired As: Singer/Songwriter, Singing Guitarist

Fresh sound and Professional

The Robeson County Teen Outreach Program, booked Anitra Jay for our First Annual Girls Night Out (Health Seminar) and we were pleased on her performance. She was on time and had a positive attitude. We loved her fresh sound and use of musical instruments. I recommend her for any event for youth to formal engagements.

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Reviewer: Ms. H.
Organization: Robeson County Teen Outreach Program
Event: Seminar in Lumberton, NC
Event Date: Dec 9, 2011
Hired As: Singer/Songwriter

Anitra Jay was exactly what I was looking for!

Anitra Jay was exactly the singer/guitarist I was looking for for my husband's 30th birthday party. She was professional, on time, personable, and her music was amazing. Her beautiful voice filled the room and I lost count of the amount of people who asked, "Where did you find her? She's awesome!" I plan to use Anitra again for my sister's birthday party next month. I would highly recommend Anitra Jay for any party or celebration.

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Reviewer: Hannah G.
Event: Birthday Party in Rock Hill, SC
Event Date: Dec 3, 2011
Hired As: Singer/Songwriter


Her music is fresh and inspiring, her voice amazing. So many people at the event commented to us how great the music was. This emerging artist has a ton of talent, and was very professional. You'll be so glad you hired her.

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Reviewer: Kurt J.
Event: Grand Opening in Charlotte, NC
Event Date: Aug 7, 2011
Hired As: Singer/Songwriter

Talented, professional singer-songwriter

Anitra Jay performed at my Coffeeshop one evening. She arrived on time and was very professional and courteous to our staff and customers. She played for the alloted time we had agreed to and came prepared with CD'S to sell and her own posters to market the event weeks before. Anitra Jay has a fantastic voice and compilation of music that is sure to please everyone.

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Reviewer: Faye S.
Organization: Dilworth Coffee Highland Creek
Event: Restaurant in Kings Mountain, NC
Event Date: Sep 29, 2011
Hired As: Singer/Songwriter

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 30 - 120 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Insurance: Anitra Jay is insured and can add any co-insured on when needed.
  • Languages: English


A client or audience member will experience groovy soul-catching tunes from Anitra Jay as she weaves in and out of poetry and song. Her rhythms force your body into participation as she captures your mind with her soulful voice and message. Her shows are lively and energetic and most often include some form of crowd interaction. She's very communicative with clients and punctual.

Additional Booking Notes

Standard performances include a PA system and a percussionist with the option to build in additional band pieces to fit the needs of the client.

Upcoming Booked Events

05/03/14 Crown Station Pub, Charlotte, NC - 7PM EST
05/09/14 Zoe's Coffee, Gastonia, NC - 8PM EST
05/10/14 Anitra Jay @ UU Coffeehouse, Columbia, SC - 8PM EST
05/17/14 Ebenezers Coffeehouse, Washington, D.C - 7PM EST
05/22/14 Coker College, Hartsville, SC - 5PM EST
05/24/14 Crown Station Coffee House and Pub, Charlotte, NC - 7PM EST
06/07/14 The Common Market, Charlotte, NC - 9PM EST
06/28/14 Dandelion Communitea Cafe, Orlando, FL - 8PM
07/19/14 Expo @ Norris Conference Center, Ft. Worth, TX - 7AM CDT to 4PM CDT
09/14/14 Savannah Songwriters @ American Legion, Savannah, GA - 5PM CDT

Past Booked Events

04/11/14 Anitra Jay @ Charlotte, Art. Jazz. Worship. | Charlotte, NC - 7PM EDT
04/06/14 House Concert, Memphis, TN - 12:30 PM CST
04/05/14 Anitra Jay @ Pat-A-Cakes Bake Shop, Cordova, TN - 1PM CDT
04/05/14 Anitra Jay @ Vessels of Mercy Church, Tunica, MS - 6PM CST
04/03/14 Naturally You Salon, Nashville, TN - 7:30 PM EST
03/29/14 Artists in the Round, Charlotte, NC - 7PM EST
03/23/14 House Concert, Croton-on-Hudson, NY - 7PM EST
03/21/14 NACA Showcasing, East Stroudsburg, PA - 8PM
03/13/14 Mugs Coffee, Charlotte, NC - 7PM EST
02/28/14 Zoe's Coffeehouse and Lounge, Gastonia, NC - 7PM.
02/06/14 Anitra Jay @ Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC - 12PM
02/01/14 Common Market, Charlotte, NC - 9PM EST
01/24/14 Anitra Jay @ Crown Station Pub, Charlotte, NC - 8PM EST
01/15/14 Anitra Jay @ Mind Gravy Open Mic Feature, Columbia, SC - 8PM EST
01/11/14 Anitra Jay Trio @ Joe Knox Theater, Mooresville, NC - 7:30 PM
11/30/13 Reserve Apartments Pavilion, Cordova TN - 3pm
11/20/13 Anitra Jay @ Coker College, Hartsville, SC - 5PM
11/15/13 Anitra Jay Live @ Zoe's Coffee in Gastonia - 8pm
11/09/13 Private Party, Huntersville NC - 7:30 PM
11/08/13 Crown Station Pub, Charlotte, NC - 7pm
10/26/13 Natura Coffee and Tea, Orlando, FL - 7pm
10/25/13 Three Layers Cafe (Curls Night Out), Jacksonville, FL - 7pm
10/20/13 Johns Creek Arts Festival, Johns Creek GA - 11AM
10/19/13 NC Music Factory, Charlotte, NC - 10AM.
10/12/13 Ebenezer's Coffee, Washington DC - 7 PM
10/11/13 Private House Concert, Baltimore MD - 7:30 PM
10/10/13 Google+ Hangout Show | LIVE from New York - 7pm EDT
10/09/13 Goodbye Blue Monday, Brooklyn, NY - 9pm
10/08/13 Boys and Girls Club, New Haven, CT - 5:30 PM EDT
10/07/13 Lizard Lounge, Boston, MA - 8PM
10/05/13 Holiday Inn Select (The Lounge), Lynchburg, VA - 5:30 PM
10/04/13 Anitra Jay @ Young Harris College
09/29/13 Worldwide Online Music Festival, Artists in the Plus - 7PM EST
09/28/13 House Concert, Lynchburg, VA - 7pm.
09/21/13 Artists in the Round, Charlotte, NC - 7pm
09/15/13 Anitra Jay @ the CMAs - 5pm
09/04/13 College Show @ Georgia State University
08/31/13 Dandelion Communitea Cafe, Orlando, FL - 8pm.
08/24/13 Epic Center - Unforgettable Events Hall
08/17/13 Anitra Jay Live - In The Nest, Gastonia, NC 4pm
08/16/13 Jazz Club Series w/Anitra Jay, Arsena Schroeder, and Nicci Canada - 6pm
08/10/13 Back to School Festival (Hickory Grove Library) Charlotte, NC 11am
08/01/13 Zoes Coffee - Gastonia, NC 8pm
07/26/13 Crown Station Pub - Artists in the Round Charlotte, NC
07/14/13 Love Fellowship Believers Church, Greensboro, NC - 11am
07/13/13 Open Eye Cafe - Greensboro, NC 8pm
07/12/13 University Child Development Center, Huntersville, NC - 4pm
07/12/13 University Child Development Center, Huntersville, NC - 6pm
06/15/13 Lynchburg, VA - Curls Night Out Concert 6pm
06/10/13 Charlotte 24/7 Worship Series - Charlotte, NC
06/08/13 Concert & Yard Sale Charlotte, NC
06/01/13 Wedding - Charlotte, NC
05/30/13 Career Fair (Hickory Grove Library)
05/19/13 An Audience With - The Hangout Show LIVE ONLINE
05/18/13 The Inn Salisbury, NC
05/10/13 Mugs Coffee Artsits in the Round - Charlotte NC
05/03/13 Corporate Cocktail Party - Huntersville, NC
05/03/13 Huntersville, NC - Corporate Cocktail Party
04/20/13 Wake Forest Coffee Company - Wake Forest, NC 8pm
04/08/13 Charlotte 24/7 Prayer Room - 7pm
03/23/13 Artists in the Round Charlotte, NC
03/17/13 Worship Series @ Independence Place in Charlotte 7pm
03/08/13 Palmetto Coffee Shoppe & Tea Room Camden, SC
02/09/13 Evening Muse - We Are The 9 Singer/Songwriter Series
01/18/13 Abundant Life Christian Center Charlotte Power Conference 7pm
01/12/13 Soul & Wine DIlworth Coffee Concord, NC 7pm
12/15/12 Holiday House Concert, Huntersville, Nc
12/08/12 Huntersville, NC Curly Christmas Affair 7pm
11/15/12 Wilora Lake Lodge Senior Living 3pm
11/09/12 Curls Night Out 7 pm Huntersville, Nc
10/27/12 Natural Hair Education Day Healthy Home Market
10/06/12 Queen's Natural Hair & Health Expo Tunica, MS
10/05/12 Memphis, TN DeDan Ministries Couples Concert 8pm
10/04/12 Nashville, TN Naturally You Salon 8pm
09/27/12 Albermarle Middle School (Speaking Engagement)
09/21/12 Roux NODA CD Release/Tour Kick-Off 8pm
08/16/12 DIlworth Coffee Highland Creek 8pm
06/01/12 Charlotte Art League Gallery Crawl
05/17/12 Dilworth Coffee Highland Creek 7 pm
03/02/12 House Concert (Charlotte, NC) 7 pm
02/18/12 In-Store Show The Last Word, Charlotte, NC 7 pm
02/09/12 Margarita Acoustic Night
02/03/12 Gil Gallery South End Charlotte, NC 7 pm
01/25/12 Music at the Bakery, Amelie's French Bakery, 8 pm
12/09/11 Girls Night Out Teen Summit 7 pm Robeson County Health Dept. Lumberton, Nc
12/03/11 Rock Hill, SC (Private Party)
11/15/11 Amelie's French Bakery, Charlotte, NC: Music at the Bakery
11/04/11 Live Music @ the Gil Gallery Art Crawl
10/13/11 Listening Party @ Amelie's French Bakery
09/29/11 Acoustic Evening on the patio - Dilworth Coffee @ Highland Creek

Anitra Jay

You could say that Anitra Jay was born into music. Growing up in New Orleans, she was surrounded by the sounds of jazz, blues, and R&B. Gospel was also influential in her life and when she was a young girl she joined the church choir. "When everyone swayed from side to side, I began to move to my own tune and bumped into everyone around me, including my Mom," she says. Needless to say, she learned how to keep a rhythm.

In high school she had taught herself to play the piano, but it wasn't until after college when she found her true calling. A dark blue guitar caught her eye while in a music store one day, so she bought it on a whim and taught herself to play. She's been singing and writing songs ever since.

Inspired by a range of artists from Michael Jackson, Bill Withers, and Donnie Hathaway to India.Arie, Jill Scott, and Laura Izibor, her music is a sweet down-to-earth blend of soul and poetry with modern sensibilities. She effortlessly combines soul-catching melodies with tales of real life experiences that leave the listener inspired and in a deeper state of mind.

Anitra takes full advantage of the freedom of being an independent artist, writing every song from the soul and for the soul. Her self-discipline, sacrifice, and pure will to press on have paid off as she releases her debut album, Keep The Faith. Completely self-penned and self-produced, this record was designed to empower others. "It's a reminder that when life knocks you down your job is to get back up and start again because it's not just about you," she explains. "Other people are depending on you to carry out your purpose on this earth."

She plans to continue to write and perform and dreams of someday touring the world. Her hope is that everyone who hears her music will be inspired to actively live out their true purpose in life by getting closer to God, our creator.

The team providing the talent:

Anitra Jay

Singer-Songwriter/Lead Singer

Set List

Set list includes original tunes, covers from contemporary and old school classic R&B/Disco artists.

Influences & Inspiration

India.Arie, Laura Izibor, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with Anitra Jay to find out what their setup requirements are.

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