Forgiven is Jackie’s sophomore project and it’s a very personal release for the artist. Many of the songs come from her own pen and are a reflection of her life and experiences. Songs like the title tune, the Caribbean-flavored “Forgiven”
Raised in a family of ten siblings, Jackie made her musical “debut” – at age 3 – singing with her three brothers at St. Paul CME Church in West Fresno, where her father was pastor. She began playing piano at the age of 7, sometimes singing before her father took to the pulpit. She started teaching music to youngsters and directing the children, youth and adult choirs at the age of 12. Jackie became aware of her calling to music ministry as a teen, but it wasn’t until her late 20s that she answered the call. She dropped her first release, All About You, in 2008. Her talents have opened doors worldwide including opportunities to perform in Germany, Egypt, Dubai and Rome. Currently, the Secretary at the Music Department of Roosevelt School of the Arts, Jackie O teaches piano and voice. For decades, she’s served as a Worship Leader and Music Director at a number of churches in the Fresno area as well as in Alaska and overseas in Germany. She is also the head of Joyful Noise Music Ministry where she helps churches develop music and worship programs. In addition to being a musical artist, she’s a visual artist and is the creator of a line of greeting cards. For more information on Jackie O, log on to www.JackieKelley.com.