When you hear the name ‘Rev. Stefanie R. Minatee and Jubilation”, you KNOW there’s going to be JUBILATION in the house! The year 2010 was a banner year for this phenomenal group. Reverend Stefanie R. Minatee and Jubilation participated on the EMI compilation CD, “Oh Happy Day”, singing the title track with Queen Latifah. The CD won a GRAMMY Award, (Best Traditional Gospel Album) along with nominations for Stellar and Dove Awards. Members of Jubilation also participated in Super Bowl XLIV providing background vocals for Queen Latifah, and appeared on “American Idol Gives Back 2010” with famed guitarist Jeff Beck and singer Joss Stone. The choir now concentrates on their CD, “Just Like Sunday Mornin’!” released in 2011. The CD was power packed with variety including praise and worship, message music, traditional and contemporary gospel songs, and hymns. The explosive single “Still Standing”, composed by Gospel music ICON A. Jeffrey LaValley, was released in August 2010, receiving rave reviews.
Jubilation is a culturally mixed aggregation of auditioned voices committed to singing African American sacred music, with an “emphasis” on Gospel music. The choir’s primary focus is preserving the history and legacy of this genre.