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Does A Jazzman’s Blues’ Joshua Boone Sing in Real Life?

Directed by Tyler Perry, Netflix’s romantic film “The Jazzer’s Blues” revolves around Horace John Boyd AKA Bayou, who falls in love with Leanne Harper. When Leanne’s mother, Ethel, learns of their relationship, she does everything in her power to separate them, eventually forcing Bayou to go to Chicago. He was hired as an attractive singer by the famous Capitol Royale. Bayou gradually became the face of Chicago, and even released a record in honor of his girlfriend Leanne. Joshua Boone, who appeared in “Premature Birth” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” portrayed the jazz singer. Now that Boone’s character is a successful singer, audiences must be wondering if the actor is also a singer. Let us give the answer!

Does Joshua Boone sing in real life?

Yes, Joshua Boone does sing in real life. As a student, Joshua Boone joined Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA while aiming to become an actor in the future. While studying at VCU, he auditioned for a musical called “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” and became one of the main cast members. Patti D’Beck, a former director and choreographer in VCU’s drama department, wonders if Boone has a talent for acting on the show. Patty was also convinced after seeing Boone sing in his church choir.

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Boone’s life as an actor and singer changed in 2014 when he made his Broadway debut with the musical “Holler if Ya Hear Me” based on the music and lyrics of famous rapper Tupac Shakur. In 2020, the single “A Little Story” will be released. Then Tyler Perry came to Boone’s life and career with “Jazz Blues.” In a September 2022 interview, Boone talked about how he’s been waiting for a project that matches his abilities. Given this, Bayou proved to be the perfect character for Boone. The singing talent of the actor became the basis of the character song.

Boone’s experience as a Broadway actor may also have helped him transform himself into an estuary, grace the stage at the Royal Houses of Parliament and impress audiences. In the film, Boone sang or sang eight songs, namely “Paper Airplane – Bayo Boyd”, “I Messed Up (And That’s Not Good)”, “Let Me Be a Tray (In You on the floor)”, “It doesn’t mean a thing (if it doesn’t have that swing)”, “The rock on my bed”, “Are you or you’re not my baby”, “If you see my cock ” and “Let the happy times last.”

Image credit: Jess Downs/Netflix

Boone sang six of the eight songs with his co-stars, notably Amirah Vann, who played Bayou’s mother, Hattie Mae, and Austin Scott, who played Bayou’s brother, Willie Earl. The presence and guidance of a seasoned singer like Vann must have helped Boone as well. With songs playing such an important role in the film’s narrative, Taylor seems to have to choose actors who can sing. Using the real voices of Boone, Vann, and Scott not only enhances the actors’ performances, but also reduces the distance between them and the characters, including Boone and Bayou.

read more: Where was Netflix’s Jazz Blues filmed?

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