J. Moses Harper
is a visionary of artistic expression in support of social empowerment and healing. Her artistic ventures include dance, music and lyrical composition, screenwriting, painting, and motivational speaking. Originally from Harlem, Moses grew up in the South Bronx, developing a passion for the arts. She attended Bronx H.S. of Science where she began performing as a Michael Jackson tribute artist. She later earned a BA in Music from SUNY Purchase, majoring in studio composition. Her work as a poet and rapper have been showcased at The Karma Lounge, The Shrine, and Brooklyn Exposure. In addition to producing music, today Moses has become a notable Michael Jackson tribute artist. Her performances include appearances on The Today Show, 106&Park, Madison Square Garden, B.B. King’s, and a staggering 21 performances at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem. She has done outreach as a motivational speaker, mentor and performer in NYC public schools, within the LGBTQ community’s faith based settings, as well as prison populations. In 2014 she released, “Call Me Moses”, which revealed her as a survivor of physical and emotional abuse she suffered while growing up. She's an advocate to end human trafficking and domestic violence, and for the past 3 years, she has been working directly with young adults who are incarcerated in the NYC jail system. Her work with this population includes designing and delivering curriculum to encourage community building through the arts, restorative practices and wellness presentations. She is one of 12 artists invited to be featured at BLICK Art in Harlem during their “12 Art Beats” installation. Her paintings will be featured during the entire month of July.
The Creative Process
"...Call her Moses, yes, but also call her inspirational..." - William Fredrick Cooper, National bestselling author