Malone University welcomes back Christian artist JJ Heller on April 16
March 27, 2013 | Release # 6585
Malone University will welcome contemporary Christian artist JJ Heller back to its campus when she performs in concert Tuesday, April 16 at 9 p.m. in the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts, located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. Tickets are $10 ($5 for Malone University students) and can be purchased by calling 330-471-8502. Also appearing will be up and comer, Jenny Baird, a 2007 graduate of Malone.
JJ Heller is a Christian folk singer with multiple albums to her name. Two of her songs have charted: "Your Hands" from her 2008 album Painted Red and "What Love Really Means" from the album When I'm with You.
JJ grew up in San Jose, Calif., and attended San Jose Christian College (now William Jessup University). She joined a band which played at coffee shops in the area, where she met her future husband Dave Heller, who continues to collaborate with writing, recording and producing her music.
In 2009, her song "Your Hands", from her album Painted Red hit number 13 on the Billboard Christian Songs chart. She released her next album When I'm with You in 2010 and it charted, peaking at number 33 on Billboard's Christian Albums. She released "What Love Really Means" as the first single from the album and it peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Singles chart. In 2011 she released her Deeper album, which is a collection of acoustic songs, which were put aside to allow her to release the more pop-oriented When I'm with You.
JJ's 6th full-length record, "Loved," featuring ten brand new original songs (co-produced by Cason Cooley and Ben Shive) released on March 12 of this year.
JJ will also perform at Malone's regularly scheduled chapel service Tuesday, April 16 at 10:30 a.m. in the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts. All Malone chapel programs are free and open to the public.
Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2015
Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709