Anitra Jay is an acoustic soul singer-songwriter based in Houston, TX. With a recent musical feature on HGTV's Tiny House Hunters, Anitra Jay presents a whimsically soulful all-caution-to-the-wind interpretation of music. Born and raised in New Orleans, Anitra's vocals highlight her roots in Jazz, Soul, and Gospel. With a musical style often compared to India.Arie and Chrisette Michele, Anitra Jay offers a sweet down-to-earth blend of soul and poetry with modern sensibilities.
Her personality and expert improvisational skills set her performances square between the raw edge of improv comedy and sultry soaked soul. She effortlessly combines soul-catching melodies with tales of real life experiences wrought with motivational messages that leave the listener entertained, inspired, and ready to take on the world. She is currently working on her fourth album, a whimsical take on life called "Work in Progress."
Anita Jay was great. She arrived on campus on time and she flexible and easy to work with. The students enjoyed the show. We had a few that got up to dance to the music. Also – her engaging the students was helpful. Sunita Nayani, Director Student Activities, Austin College, Sherman, TX
The event was a success. She was amazing. Would love to work with her again. - Wilma Jackson, Director of Multicultural Affairs, Doane College – Crete, NE
Anitra was very enjoyable as the students both her singing and her poetry. The students seemed to enjoy her performance and stayed to speak with her after the show. She arrived on time and was a doll to work with, very sweet. Thanks for being so flexible and understand about the check. Luanne Burns, Coordinator of Student Activities, Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC