Journey to Freedom
Many people have heard the sounds of Zavonya and the first words that come to mind are "anointed' and 'powerful!" Her sound is a Contemporary Gospel/Christian blend fused with influences of Jazz and Soul. On her recently released debut CD project, 'Journey to Freedom', Zavonya captivates audiences as she invokes the presence of God while soaring to the rafters of soprano and descending to the depths of baritone. Nationally renowned saxophonist, Merlon Devine, is also featured on this project that is filled with inspirational messages directly from the Word of God, which chronicles Zavonya's own journey to freedom in Christ Jesus. This project is destined to inspire nations of people to enter into a deeper and more meaningful relationship with God just as it did with it's first partaker, Zavonya. Zavonya's mission in ministry is to reconcile the lost for Jesus Christ, to encourage the disheartened and to rejoice with the victorious! There is an abundant life waiting on the other side of disappointment, shame and hurt. This life is gained through Christ Jesus (John 10:10). Zavonya endeavors to provoke listeners to experience an encounter with the Almighty God, through Jesus Christ, that will change their lives forever. Born and raised in the nation's capital, Zavonya has always loved music. She began singing in her childhood church's tiny-tot choir at the tender age of three. She later began singing solos, then directing both the youth and adult choirs. Zavonya was further musically inspired when she began traveling with Charles Butler & Trinity, a Washington DC-based community choir, of which she was afforded the privilege to share stages with such gospel greats as Karen Clark-Sheard, Kim Burrell, Natalie Wilson & SOP, Cheryl (CoKo) Gamble, James Hall and Worship & Praise, Lecresia Campbell, Youthful Praise, Tyrone Tribbett & Greater Anointing, Lucinda Moore, Rev. Timothy Wright, and the list goes on and on. More recently, Zavonya has participated in regional and national ministry dates with Gospel recording artist James Trey Howard & Surrender and Inspirational Soul recording artist Green Tea while promoting their latest projects. Zavonya whole-heartedly believes that dedication to the Word of God, family, and a local church body are major catalysts for increase in life and in ministry.