Desires Accomplishedsweet to the Soul
Leilani's CD Release A Success at Siblatha Music Showcase POMONA, CA - Passing by a church on any given Sunday, you can hear the shouts and hymns of praise from parishioners. Passing by Antioch Baptist Church in Pomona this past Saturday would have made you check your calendar. There was a distinct buzz in the air and in the pews as I entered into the sanctuary. As the flood of people began flowing through the doors, and lights began to dim, you could sense something special happening. Recording artist, and hometown talent, Leilani Jones' voice sent a chill through the room once she emerged from the back of the sanctuary. When she emerged in the center of the aisle, everyone stood to their feet in recognition of the sultry smooth 'star in waiting.' Reminiscent of Mahalia Jackson and Ella Fitzgerald, Leilani wowed the large audience of friends, family, and fans. She made performing look effortless. Her captivating voice had people dancing in the pews, and raising their hands in testimony of her undeniable talent, and her gift of praising God through soulful jazz music.