Mo’ Jazz is a band with a cause... because music heals the soul.

Offering a blend of Jazz, Pop, R&B and Gospel, Mo’ Jazz is becoming one of the Triangle’s hottest performing bands.  They have incredible stage presence that radiates energy through every song.

This group includes some of the area’s top musicians, songwriters and vocalists:

  • Connie McCoy (vocalist) has been wowing audiences with her charm and wit and has been described as entertainment packaged in elegance.
  • Derrek Lemar Croney (music director, keyboards) is a songwriter and arranger, has produced/co-produced several music projects, and has directed numerous choirs.
  • Vic Shaw (lead guitar) has a style that is smooth and entertaining.
  • Rick Lindsay (drums) has played with several National Gospel Artist and is an avid lover of music.  
  • Reginald Jessup (bass) has served as music director for several bands and has written and arranged songs for independent artist and gospel stage plays.

Each member of Mo’ Jazz has years of experience and offers a wealth of musical influence.

It is the band’s desire to help raise awareness to the many social ills that plague our country.  They not only want to be in the community in which they serve, but a part of the community by offering music to meet and heal the needs of their listening audience.

Heart to Heart, Prostate Cancer Awareness, Breast Cancer and Autism organizations are just a few they have partnered with over the years.

Connie (along with the band) has released her 2nd CD, entitled, "Your Love Is". Preview and purchase it on CD Baby.

Bringing entertainment, energy and enjoyment... when you get Mo’ Jazz, you get Mo’ Fun!


Mo’ Jazz takes it’s audience on a musical journey that is memorable from start to finish.

Rhonda Rainey, Chair, Community Vision Inc.