Joniece Jamison

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Joniece Jamison
Joniece Jamison - concert Sorgues.JPG
Background information
Birth nameJoniece Jamison
Born (1956-12-11) December 11, 1956 (age 63)
Baltimore, Maryland
OriginUnited States
GenresPop music, soul, gospel
Years active1980's—currently
Associated actsFrançois Feldman, Eurythmics, Sylvie Vartan

Joniece Jamison (born December 11, 1956 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States) is an American singer. In France, she achieved notability recording two successful duets with French artist François Feldman: "Joue pas" in 1989 (#2 in France) and "J'ai peur" in 1991 (#7 in France). Her album Gospel peaked at #144 in France in January 2005.[1]

She had also collaborated with many notable artists such as Elton John, Catherine Lara, Sylvie Vartan and was notably a backing singer with Eurythmics in the 1980s (and subsequently also on the Dave Stewart-endorsed first Shakespears Sister album in 1989), and with Soma Riba in the 2000s.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Mother of two, Jamison has lived in France since 1980 after being invited by the French singer Sylvie Vartan, whom she met in the United States.[3][4]



  • 1990 : Life
  • 1994 : Dream in Color
  • 2007 : Nuances Gospel


  • 1984 : "Polar" maxi single with Bernard Guyvan (Phil Barney and Debbie Davis)
  • 1989 : Joue pas (in duo with François Feldman)
  • 1991 : J'ai peur (in duo with François Feldman)
  • 2004 : A chance to be free (on a music of Marc Kowalczyk)


  1. ^ Joniece Jamison's discography and peak positions in France (Retrieved November 16, 2008)
  2. ^ Elia Habib, Muz hit. tubes, p. 165 (ISBN 2-9518832-0-X)
  3. ^ — Interview with Joniece Jamison
  4. ^