Renaissance - (noun) a renewal of life, vigor, interest, etc.; rebirth; revival.
Carmen J. Prince-Jackson began singing at the tender age of three. Her roots are deeply planted in Gospel, R&B, Classical, & Jazz. Carmen, a New Orleans native, has written over a thousand songs, several hundred poems, many short stories and she is an 8-time author. Carmen uses music to help heal, empower, inspire and encourage people from all walks of life. Creating uplifting and thought provoking music is her heart’s desire but her true passion is serving others. Among her many gifts, talents and expertise, she is a Classically Trained Vocalist and Vocal Coach, Inspirational Speaker, Recording Artist, Songwriter, LifeStyle & Business Expert, Cosmetologist, Jewelry Designer, Mentor, Teacher, Spiritual Healer, Wellness Advocate, Entrepreneur and Author.
Dubbed "The Renaissance Woman", Carmen has taken an interest in an eclectic variety of information and become a student of knowledge. As the Apostle Paul says, "I have become all things to all people that I might win some." This is Carmen's mission and it is also what makes her so unique. She is reviving lives one at a time through her passionate delivery of messages and songs. She is relatable and connects with people regardless of who they are or where they've been. Her heart is open to share love with everyone.
Although she has been a licensed minister since 2009, if you ask her about her beliefs she would say, " Love is my belief. Love of God. Love of Self. Love of One Another." Helping people find their place in the world is what ignites her and she feels blessed to be able to do what she does. Music, she would say, is her first love. She enjoys teaching others how to hone their musical skills and develop their talents.
Whether it's styling hair, creating jewelry, or leading a Women's Empowerment Session, she is productive and uses her time wisely. She is a wife, mother of three, and grandmother of three but referred to as "YaYa". Above all the many hats she wears, Carmen is the strength and support of her family, friends and community. Upon meeting her, you'll feel like you've known her your whole life. She's the girl next door. The round-the-way girl. Down to earth but always uplifting.
Carmen has been on stages and in studios across the country performing her original songs. Her music career began in 1996. She has recorded four albums and two mix-tapes. She has been featured in gangsta rap and hip hop songs for various artists around the country. Her debut album, "No Regrets" was released in 2008 and re-released in 2011 as an extended version. She is currently working on new music and hopes to write for famous artists, movies, and television in the near future.