Kay Morris & The Jewels reunion concert will feature the legendary reggae gospel group Kay Morris & The Jewels. In the early 90’s they ushered in the reggae gospel sound which led to them becoming a household name and the #1 reggae gospel group in the country. Kay Morris & The Jewels are considered pioneers of the reggae gospel movement which started in Canada more than two decades ago.
The reunion concert will be held on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at 6:30pm at Revival Time Tabernacle, 4340 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario and will feature special guest artist Alexis Spight, BET’s Sunday Best Season 5 First Runner Up. Other Toronto artists are Pastor Shirley Simpson & T.T. Turner. MC for the evening will be Markland “Action” Edwards from RJR Radio in Kingston Jamaica. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door children are $10. Tickets are available online at https://tickets.ticketwindow.ca/eventperformances.asp?evt=1851 or call 416-844-7038 www.kaymorrisfoundation.com. Part proceeds from concert will benefit the Kay Morris Foundation’s missions in Africa.
“This reunion concert after meeting persons over the years who told her that they grew up on her music and how much it had positively impacted their lives leaving an indelible mark on them,” stated Kay Morris.
She met with the group members and organized the reunion concert to give back and also to support her humanitarian missions in Africa and other parts of the world.
“Overall we are all very excited to be coming together again and performing as a group after 12 long years, it brings back such great memories,” said Kay Morris.
People in the Greater Toronto Area of Canada will be delighted to see the electrifying and anointed Kay Morris reunite with her group (back-up singers and band members) with whom she has worked for 12 years. Group members, who have migrated, will also be returning to Canada for the grand gospel reunion and fund-raising event.
The concert will be a gospel celebration, appreciation, and thanksgiving to God for all His wonderful blessings and great success over the years.
Kay Morris at the White House, in Washington D.C.
Kay is back in Toronto after her recent visit to White House in Washington, D.C. June 2016. Canada’s leading First Lady of Gospel and Queen of Reggae Gospel Dr. Kay Morris was invited to attend the Caribbean & African International Leadership Conference and Awards Gala.
She also performed at The White House organized Afro-Caribbean Gospel Music Explosion in celebration of Caribbean Heritage Month and attended a special White House reception where she made an appearance as Queen Nana Sika I alongside Spiritual Leaders, Nigerian Yoruba King, Ambassadors, and Congressional Leaders.
She represented the Kay Morris Foundation and participated in official legislative events at the: US Department of State Office of Religious and Global Affairs, attended Briefing with President Barack Obama’s Administration at the White House, as well as, Forum at the United States Congress and other special events.
The history of Kay Morris and The Jewels
Kay Morris & The Jewels group started in 1993 by founder/leader Kay Morris, she started out with a group of young singers and young musicians ministering in churches, crusades, conventions, concerts, and music festivals in Canada and abroad, they toured extensively breaking religious, racial, and cultural barriers around the world.
Their music subsequently transformed the Canadian gospel music landscape, impacting both the young and old generation with their style of anointed reggae gospel. The group released their first album in 1995 “Live Again” and in the same year Kay won Best New Comer at the Canadian Reggae Music Awards. The group and leader went on to winning several other music awards locally and internationally.
In 1998 they released their second album “Armageddon”; Kay wrote most of the songs and it was also very successful. In the year 2000 the EP “Pray A Prayer” was released in Canada and also in South India. In 2004 the group recorded their last full length album together “UNITE” with hit single “Sweet Salvation”, this was the highlight of their very impactful ministry.
Kay Morris shared what led her to form the group years ago.
“I started the group after I received a vision. In the vision, I saw the name of the group Kay Morris & The Jewels printed on T Shirts, the songs I was singing were reggae & calypso roll Jordan roll and the devil is a cunning man. I was instructed to take the music, change the message and use it as a vehicle to win souls for The Kingdom of God.
I woke up out of the vision and within a few days I contacted some singers at my church and a multi-talented musician by the name of Tony Cameron and within a few days we were able to organize some other musicians and not long thereafter the group started rehearsing.
I recall our very first concert we opened for the Grace Thrillers at Revival Time, when we were through singing people came up to us and was asking us for autographs.
It was a very big challenge bringing this style of gospel music to the churches, as some Pastors thought it was not suited for the church; some Pastors asked me if I was sure this is what God called me to do. However, I held on to the vision and continued to write more songs and record more albums.
The popularity of the group grew leaps and bounds as our ministry was effectively impacting and transforming lives around the world. We were booked practically every weekend either in Canada or abroad ministering the gospel at concerts, awards events, conventions, and music festivals. As the years went by new Jewels and musicians came on board the group matured significantly.
The highlights of our musical journey was in 2001, when we were invited to Las Vegas by Dr. Bobby Jones of BET to perform at his Recording Gospel Artist and Industry Retreat held at the MGM Grand Hotel, the group shared the stage with Gospel Legends such as: Kirk Franklin, Byron Cage, Deitric Haddon, Dotty Peoples, Kim Burrell, Shirley Ceasar and others.”