Originally from New Orleans and based out of the Seattle area, Zhanea June is known in some circles as the Songstress Supreme. Zhanea June (Zha_Nay-ah June) formerly known as Zhane Juniea, (Zha-nay Juneee-ah) is an American singer-songwriter and inspired actress who performed and won various singing and dancing competitions as a child captivating the hearts of those who heard her.
In 2004 June put together her own girl group called Zealous where she was the lead vocalist. The group became well-known in the community creating a local buzz for Zhanea June. Tragically in 2005 the group was dismantled due to Hurricane Katrina and June became a solo artist. She pressed forward and became the McDonald’s Gospel Fest Youth winner in 2005 and at age 14 her first single under the name Zhane June, titled “Baby Baby Baby” was released on ITunes.
Zhanea June classifies herself as an artist not stuck in the box and will sing all types of music with a positive message to inspire all. This led her to become the 2010 Washington States Nashville of Country Star winner.
Zhanea June studied at the prestigious Howard University and Musician’s Institute to further her education in singing, composing, dance and theatre; which has led her to perform for various venues such as The Royal Esquire Club, Iron Horse Casino, Hard Rock Cafe, Tuskegee Airmen 75th Anniversary Gala Benaroya Hall, Muckleshoot Casino, Iron Horse Casino, 88 Keys, Highway 99 Blues Club, Bleu Notes Club in Lakewood, Tacoma Convention Center, Moore Theater and the Issaquah Theatre as well as made radio appearances on the Gospel Show 89.5 and the Vanessa Waller TV Show. Zhanea June also humbly shared the stage with Recording Artist Howard Hewitt and Angela Winbush as well as performed with Gospel Recording Artist Smokie Norful.
Zhanea June mesmerizes her audiences as she performs at various festivals in the Seattle and Portland area such as the Upstream Music Festival, Kent Splash, Festival Sundiata, NW Folklife and the Good in the Hood Festival in Portland.
June has such a soulful and angelic voice that keeps you yearning for more. In 2015 and 2016, she released three singles titled “Press”, “Feen,” “How and Melodic which she wrote and co-arranged. Zhanea June is a force to be reckoned with. Her motto is, “God gave me the gift, I just hold the mic.”