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.
JAVEN's latest CD, Keeping the Faith, scheduled to release August 25, 2009 combines acoustic and electric guitar with JAVEN's powerful soul stirring vocals. This CD includes the hit "None Like You (Glory Hallelujah) currently climbing the video & radio charts. Also included on this project is the ever so popular remake "Count it All Joy." The Keeping the Faith CD includes both passionate ballads as well as some up tempo power pack praise songs that are already becoming house hold favorites! This latest release features the talents of Integrity Recording Artist Israel Houghton, Gospel Recording Artist Deitrick Haddon, Universal songwriter/producer Trevon Potts, producer David Garcia and industry favorite Peter Mokran.
This multi-talented young artist even hosted a one-hour weekly radio show on The Urban Network, getting over 6 million hits and reaching over 250,000 listeners. Once a full time music minister at a mega-church he now travels doing over 120 dates per year singing and speaking and is schedule for a fall tour in South Africa. After many years as one of the top independent artist in Christian music JAVEN signed a deal with Melrose Music Group (Universal Music Distribution) who saw the vision of not only JAVEN’s artistry, but his ministry as well. JAVEN’s hit single "One Step" is featured in the film "The Cross" in theaters now. He also has a supporting role in the feature film "Preacher's Kid" starring R&B Singer Tank, and former Destiny's Child LaToya Luckett with Warner Brothers/Generation Entertainment in theaters October 2009. As you can see this Renaissance modern man has no signs of slowing down anytime soon and you can keep up with JAVEN by logging on to javenonline.com or follow him on twitter.com/javenonline as he continues to share his message of hope and love.