Jodi L. Merriday is one of the most
provocative, innovative and colorful writers and vocalist
to emerge in her generation. She is noted most commonly
as a scholar of African-American culture and aesthetics
and as a phenomenal avante guarde jazz vocalist.
More recently her combinations of spoken word, jazz,
soul, and crunk have pivoted her to the forefront of
new discourse in music. She identifies her music and
performance ethos as jazz and aspires to provide social
and human justice narratives that provoke a high level
of consciousness, deliberation and love.