Norris Jackson III, better known as EJ, is a Chicago bred singer and songwriter who has already shared the stage with artists such as Ivan Neville, Shele Sondhiem, Paula Cole, Jonathan McReynolds, and Charlie Sexton.
With a strong passion for music, and an even greater passion for God. EJ has been writing songs for nearly 10 years, and has been singing twice as long; since the age of four specifically. Utilizing all of the knowledge and skills that he refined while earning his Bachelor of Music degree in Contemporary, Urban, and Popular Music as a 2012 graduate of Columbia College Chicago, EJ is releasing his debut EP, Supernaturally Loved, which will feature 6 of his original songs that he both wrote and produced. His single, I Don’t Want To Break Your Heart has been getting some air time on Street Sermonz with Keno Greer for the past couple of weeks, and has received a great response from Keno’s listeners.
EJ is performing all of the songs off of the upcoming EP this Saturday March 22nd, at CityPoint Church located 110 E. 23rd Street in the south loop of Chicago at 7pm, where he is asking for a $20 donation at the door. With a wide variety of musical influences, such as The Beatles, Smokie Norful, John Legend, Keith Urban, Musiq Soulchild, Michael Bublè, Jason Nelson, Brandy, Kierra Sheard, Rascal Flatts, and John Mayer, he hopes to create an impact on all that are attendance with his practical, inspirational, empowering lyrics as the music and essence of his influences have impacted him.
Check out EJ’s single below:
Check out EJ singing an acoustic version of his single: