The 2016 Southern Laced Artist of the Year Award was created to honor a dedicated artist who has inspired and influenced communities through the field of arts. Today, we are happy to introduce you to our first recipient, Taylor Jasmine White.
Taylor Jasmine White hails from Jackson, Mississippi and is a freshman vocal performance major and business minor at Xavier University of Louisiana where she currently holds a 3.8 GPA. Taylor is an accomplished singer. She has received several awards and performed professionally across the country, singing multiple genres of music including Blues, R&B, Pop, Gospel, Rock, Reggae, and Country. Taylor has opened for several blues and R&B artists including Willie Clayton, Tre Williams, and Grady Champion. When not at school, she studies under Grady Champion at his recording studio in Canton, MS.
Taylor has worked on 10 movies and can be seen with Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner in the movie, Black or White. She has worked twice with Forest Whitaker on the movies The Butler and Repentance. Taylor has also appeared on the small screen in Memphis Beat and HBO’s Tremé and was a part of the New Stage production of Hairspray and Fondren Theatre Workshop’s productions of The Rocky Horror Show where she played Magenta and Avenue Q in which she played Gary Coleman.
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