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'''Jordan James Pinkston''' (his stage name is [http://jordan-james.com/ Jordan James]) is an 18-year-old (6 August 2000) Acoustic, Soul-Pop singer-songwriter, and pianist from Utah. He is a member of [[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]].
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'''Camille Nelson''', the sister of the renowned cello player, [[Steven Sharp Nelson]] of [[The Piano Guys]], is a classically trained violinist and acoustic guitarist. Her genre includes Fingerstyle and Percussive Guitar and Violin. According to her [https://www.facebook.com/pg/camillenelsonmusic/about/ Facebook bio], "Her music is fun and fresh, offering feel-good beats and moving melodies that any audience can easily relate to."
  
Jordan was born was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in North Bend, Washington, which is a suburb of Seattle. He started playing the piano at six years old and took lessons up until he was 15 when he started to pursue writing songs on the piano. However, growing up playing basketball, music was secondary at that point as his focus and priority were playing the game.
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Her unique pop/rock/folk songwriting style, influenced by artists like U2 and Alanis Morissette, has "evolved to her current style of percussive guitar elements integrated with violin and ethereal vocals." Her playing style reflects influences from fingerstyle artists Kaki King and Andy Mckee. A few of the artists who have influenced her music are Shawn Colvin, Sarah McLachlan, Sting, Nik Kershaw, and U2.
  
When he was 16 he took a class at school that taught him how to use systems such as Garageband to help him compose and produce music electronically. As he became familiar with the software programs he started to record and produce music on an amateur level.
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Camille Nelson is a member of [[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]]. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and comes from an immensely talented and musically inclined family. She is the youngest of six children. Her father was a violinist, and her mother was a professional opera singer. Both parents had a tremendous influence on Camille’s interest in performing music.
  
After completing his sophomore year of high school, he made the decision to quit basketball and follow his dream of becoming a full-time musician. In time, he contacted a producer, Mitch Davis, and started producing his self-recorded tracks on a professional level. After recording his first two professional tracks, he began meeting with another producer/promoter, Greg Hansen, who encouraged him to start working on a video for his first single, an original song called "[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwKSbULHFWo Change the World]."
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Her debut album, ''First Words'', engineered and produced by Nashville producer, Giles Reaves, was released in 2009 under the independent label known as Dimmi Records.  She later earned a publishing contract for more expansive television and film placement. She is currently signed with [http://www.stoneangelmusic.com/ Stone Angel Music]. Her freshman album called ''Lead Me Home'' was released on 18 August 2017 and is available in Desert Book and other related stores. The album is produced by world renowned pianist, [http://paulcardall.com/ Paul Cardall].
  
Jordan released the music video on his [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMkjg7sfCJ8Pkm-ZebCJ1ow YouTube] channel on 24 August 2017. Since its release, as of mid-May 2018, the dynamic, upbeat video has garnered 3,318 views on YouTube and more than 47,000 views on Facebook. The video shows different ways that each of us can change the world in even small ways – from being an encouragement to a friend who is possibly going through a tough time to volunteering to help others in need through donations to performing other kind acts of service. The message that the video drives home is that whatever we can do to make even a small change in the world matters.
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Camille recently collaborated with [[Alex Sharpe]] (Celtic Woman) to record an awe-inspiring rendition of the beautiful Irish poem "[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO7jPBYbQaY Be Thou My Vision]." The music track, which appears on her new album, was recorded at Stone Angel Music Studios in Salt Lake City, Utah, by Trevor Price. Shane Mickelsen composed the string and vocal arrangements, and the video was recorded in Howth, Ireland.
  
Jordan’s message of each person doing something in their own way to "Change the World" has given him the opportunity to perform at charity events. As part of the LDS Church’s "Light the World" campaign, he was invited to perform at a Food Drive Concert along with some amazing performers such as Madilyn Paige, Kelsey Edwards, Motion Coaster, Ryan Rostrom, Nicole Sheahan, and Monica Moore Smith.
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Much of the music that Camille writes and performs relates to her extensive world travels. She has visited more than 60 countries and speaks German and Italian fluently. She has lived in South Africa, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy during and after earning her Bachelor and Master Degree from the University of Utah and her Ph.D. from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She is a college professor teaching MBA courses in management, communication, and leadership. She continues to make music while teaching to help further her goal of motivating and touching people through the power of music.
  
He has also released a second single, another original song, called "One and Only Me" which is available to stream on Apple Music and [https://open.spotify.com/artist/7tU7efBStd72nR5nYkThJq?si=VLrS5ZZhRDmbrpF03XoYGQ Spotify]. Jordan also writes songs for people for special occasions like weddings and birthdays, as well as, songs about how to get through difficult times. Some of the songs that he has written are "Ray’s Song," "Fighter," "Fairytale," "Leave It to Me," and "It’s Christmas."
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As well as performing internationally, Camille is also a well-rounded athlete, enjoying biking and skiing, and even earning praise as a competitive runner and triathlete having run over 15 marathons, including the Boston Marathon, Great Wall Marathon, and the Antarctica Marathon.
  
Jordan is a member of Nik Day Studios, and with Nik Day as his mentor, he is learning to hone his own music writing skills, as well as, using his knowledge to teach other students how to write music. He and Nik also write songs together. After learning from Jordan how to record a song, many of the students go to Jordan’s home to use the programs that he has. Jordan also produced the music for one of the students in the group, Evelyn Detzany, for her original song, "[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZtrX7U8jj4 Only One]."
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==Follow Camille Nelson on Social Media==
  
Jordan James performed at the first annual music festival in Salt Lake City, Utah, called Music Con on Friday, 2 February 2018. On Saturday, 31 March 2018, the music video for his original song "Fighter," which was recorded live with Reel Sessions, was published on his YouTube channel.  And, on Saturday, 12 May 2018, the single for "Fighter" was released and is available for purchase on iTunes and for streaming on Apple Music and Spotify. Jordan is donating 50% of the profits from the single to a children’s charity known as Ronald McDonald House Charities Intermountain.
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:*'''Camille Nelson's [https://www.camillenelson.com/ Official Website]'''
  
Jordan’s EP, ''Truth'', was released on Monday, 14 May 2018. The six-track album includes his original songs: "Fighter," "Rejected," "I Choose You," "Truth," "Love You Right," and "Meant to Be" (featuring Kalaya Arne). The album is available for purchase on iTunes and for streaming on Apple Music and Spotify. Jordan’s music is also available on [https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/jordanjames12 cdbaby.com].
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:*'''Follow Camille Nelson on [https://www.facebook.com/camillenelsonmusic/ Facebook]'''
  
In celebration of his 18th birthday, Jordan created a fundraiser on Facebook to raise donations for [http://www.rmhcslc.org/ Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area]. He said that he chose the nonprofit because of his personal connection to them. He explained, "This year they chose my song 'Fighter' to be their theme for the annual fundraising event featuring the families and especially the children who have a home to live in while they are receiving treatments."
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:*'''Follow Camille Nelson on [https://twitter.com/camillenmusic Twitter]'''
  
Jordan also had the opportunity to perform his original song, "Fighter," live on stage at the Rose Wagner Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the [https://www.facebook.com/90AND9EVENTS/ 90&9] events production of Fighter. 90&9 is a nonprofit that supports suicide prevention. On 13 June 2018, Jordan James was interviewed on Utah’s radio station B98.7. His original song, "Fighter" was played on behalf of the [https://www.rmhcslc.org/ Ronald McDonald House Charities] to help more people to be aware of the opportunity to donate to this local charity through downloading and streaming his song. And,  on 1 July 2018, he was featured on the radio show, ''Sunday Sounds'', with host [https://mormonmusic.org/mormon-artists/greg-hansen Greg Hansen], and talked about why he wrote the song "Fighter" and then performed the song. Jordan’s song "Fighter" has become a motivational song for anyone that is fighting trials or diseases and many people have reached out to him letting him know that his songs inspire them to stay positive and to never give up.
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:*'''Follow Camille Nelson on [https://www.instagram.com/camillenelsonmusic/ Instagram]'''
  
On Saturday, 29 September 2018, Jordan was a featured music artist at JOYCON 2018, which featured many other music artist like Milana Nigro (Milana Rocks), Clint Pulver, Nick Sales, TORCH, Allie Gardner, Scott & Ryceejo, and SPARK, to name a few. JOYCON 2018 was a one night event and a conference unlike any other that featured uplifting music, messages, and fun for the entire family.
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:*'''Follow Camille Nelson on [https://www.youtube.com/user/CamilleNelson YouTube]'''
  
On Friday, 5 October 2018, Jordan released his new original song called "Leave It to Me" on [https://open.spotify.com/album/2vq392BpWlZK0vqKKyCqCx?si=qDkmMnQFTS-4ej4GRIgrOQ Spotify] and [https://www.amazon.com/Leave-It-to-Me/dp/B07HRYL7MN Amazon]. "Leave It to Me" is a song about learning to put our faith and trust in the Lord. No matter what we may be going through in life, there is no problem that He cannot solve. The Savior bids us all to "Leave It to Me."
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:*'''Follow Camille Nelson on [https://play.spotify.com/artist/3zC8YuokoXgpsIJdO37tnb Spotify]'''
  
On Saturday, 6 October 2018, Jordan James released his new music video of his original song called "U Matter." The video features Yahosh Bonner, Aaliyah Rose, and Daysha Lassiter, and is an anthem for those who may have contemplated suicide themselves or who know friends and family members who have. The powerful message of the song is "U Matter" – – We All Matter. Some of the singers from The Debra Bonner Unity Gospel Choir provided backup vocals.
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:*'''Follow Camille Nelson on [https://soundcloud.com/camille-nelson-music SoundCloud]'''
  
==Follow Jordan James on Social Media==
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:*'''Follow Camille Nelson on [https://www.linkedin.com/in/camille-nelson-ph-d-9b673912 Linkedin]'''
 
 
:*'''Jordan James' [http://jordan-james.com/ Official Website]'''
 
 
 
:*'''Follow Jordan James on [https://www.facebook.com/JordanJamesSinger/ Facebook]'''
 
 
 
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:*'''Follow Jordan James on [https://open.spotify.com/artist/7tU7efBStd72nR5nYkThJq?si=X_eH1rpOTlCKgQ6buThVtQ Spotify]'''
 
  
 
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Camille Nelson

Camille Nelson, the sister of the renowned cello player, Steven Sharp Nelson of The Piano Guys, is a classically trained violinist and acoustic guitarist. Her genre includes Fingerstyle and Percussive Guitar and Violin. According to her Facebook bio, "Her music is fun and fresh, offering feel-good beats and moving melodies that any audience can easily relate to."

Her unique pop/rock/folk songwriting style, influenced by artists like U2 and Alanis Morissette, has "evolved to her current style of percussive guitar elements integrated with violin and ethereal vocals." Her playing style reflects influences from fingerstyle artists Kaki King and Andy Mckee. A few of the artists who have influenced her music are Shawn Colvin, Sarah McLachlan, Sting, Nik Kershaw, and U2.

Camille Nelson is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and comes from an immensely talented and musically inclined family. She is the youngest of six children. Her father was a violinist, and her mother was a professional opera singer. Both parents had a tremendous influence on Camille’s interest in performing music.

Her debut album, First Words, engineered and produced by Nashville producer, Giles Reaves, was released in 2009 under the independent label known as Dimmi Records. She later earned a publishing contract for more expansive television and film placement. She is currently signed with Stone Angel Music. Her freshman album called Lead Me Home was released on 18 August 2017 and is available in Desert Book and other related stores. The album is produced by world renowned pianist, Paul Cardall.

Camille recently collaborated with Alex Sharpe (Celtic Woman) to record an awe-inspiring rendition of the beautiful Irish poem "Be Thou My Vision." The music track, which appears on her new album, was recorded at Stone Angel Music Studios in Salt Lake City, Utah, by Trevor Price. Shane Mickelsen composed the string and vocal arrangements, and the video was recorded in Howth, Ireland.

Much of the music that Camille writes and performs relates to her extensive world travels. She has visited more than 60 countries and speaks German and Italian fluently. She has lived in South Africa, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy during and after earning her Bachelor and Master Degree from the University of Utah and her Ph.D. from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She is a college professor teaching MBA courses in management, communication, and leadership. She continues to make music while teaching to help further her goal of motivating and touching people through the power of music.

As well as performing internationally, Camille is also a well-rounded athlete, enjoying biking and skiing, and even earning praise as a competitive runner and triathlete having run over 15 marathons, including the Boston Marathon, Great Wall Marathon, and the Antarctica Marathon.

Follow Camille Nelson on Social Media

Discover more seasoned and upcoming LDS artists by visiting the Mormon Music website.