Vocalist (Classical, Jazz, Soul and Gospel), Actress, Songwriter, Director and Author. As both vocal and performance coach, she was born to share love through the creative arts. Vawn Gretta holds 3 Vocal Performance degrees - College of the Mainland (2007), Texas Southern University (2017) and University of St. Thomas (2020) with a Masters in Sacred Music. In addition, she prides the privilege of marching in the Grambling State University Tiger World-Famed Marching Band (1992-1994).
Vawn Gretta began producing musical stage plays in 2005 with her company, VawnGrettaStudios (formally, Wisdom Entertainment). She has published, “Dear Sis, The Abuse is Over,” and “Morning SONshine,” a devotional series of 4 books. She original creator of the Real and Raw Talk show with Nakia Franklin and Vawn Gretta. She holds the honor of serving as the Director of Public Relations and Performance Coaching for Robin Williams for Mayor of Houston, Texas.
Striving for the very best through the arts will always be Vawn Gretta’s passion and she will continue to strive for that achievement in excellence.
Enjoy this sultry poetic-musical. The music written and produced by Edwin Brown 2 and lyrics and vocal arrangements by Vawn Gretta
Performed at the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, Texas
Hurricane Harvey attacked the city of Houston so harshly it left not only its citizens hurting, but the City officials were drained emotionally as they tirelessly worked to help restore our great city. Vawn Gretta was invited to open this historic meeting with song and encouragment, with an a capella redition of "Amazing Grace." ABC Houston was kind enough to cover the story!
The Texas Southern University Jazz Combo is directed by Dr. Brain Perez
Piano: Melvin Johnson
Keys: Joshua Dennison
Bass: Weldon Scott
Drums: Tim Lea
Songs: "Lush Life" by Billy Strayhorn and "Untitled Joint" by Robert Glasper
We put together this thick performance in 2 weeks. We should never despise small beginnings.
Accompanist: Dr. Lucien Zidaru
Senior Recital for Texas Southern University
Directed by Dr. Roy Belfield
Testimony: When Vawn Gretta was growing up, one of her favorite shows was "The Cosby Show". When Claire sang this during her visit to the fictitious, Hilman University, it changed her life. A desire to sing this song was fulfilled during her graduating semester at Texas Southern University.