Jea has sung professional operatic and broadway roles, produced a hip-hop album, has recorded several of his own projects, and was commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Art Museum to co-write a work that told the story of the 1968 occupation of Wilmington, Delaware after Martin Luther Kin Jr.'s assassination. He has completed a recording project entitled "The Sit Down" which tours as a production of Artivism. Jea also created one of the first online music festivals "by artists and for artists" at the beginning of the COVID-19 quarantine called Ronapalooza as a way to continue creating music and engaging with fans. He also performed with the Jonathan Whitney project in the Clifford Brown Virtual Jazz Festival in Wilmington.
Currently, Jea uses the Wolf Trap curriculum to help Head Start teachers integrate music into their teaching, as well as conducting music residencies in K-12 schools. He is a certified youth advocate who works with adjudicated teens and elementary students to offer support and redirection. He is the lead signer in a corporate cover band, and serves on the boards for 302 Guns Down in Wilmington, and Muay Thai Against Drugs. Jea's main inspiration is his family, his community, and the high standard of artistic achievement set by great artists before him such as Duke Ellington, Donny Hathaway, and Quincy Jones.
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