NBJP: What’s the worst job you ever had?

CJ: Performing In a venue with no air conditioning. 

NBJP: Who’s your favorite jazz performer?

CJ: Sarah Vaughan

NBJP: What inspires you creatively?

CJ: Originality & Spontaneity

NBJP: If you could only own one CD, what would it be?

CJ: Sarah Vaughan’s Greatest Hits

NBJP: What’s one liquid (other than water) we’d ALWAYS find in your refrigerator?

CJ: O.J.!

NBJP: If you could live anywhere, where would that be?

CJ: In my own home state of New Jersey

NBJP: What word or phrase do you overuse?

CJ: Let’s Keep It Real!!

PLUS ONE: When did you know you wanted to be a professional jazz musician?

CJ: I knew I would be a jazz musician and singer at the young age of 5 after listening parents music albums of jazz greats: Sarah Vaughan, Ellla Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, my favorites just to name a few .