From his Gospel roots, music and faith has always been Joseff's passion and drive to succeed. Joseff McKenneth Goodwin, born September 14, was raised in the small city of Santee, South Carolina by his then-single mother and three sisters. Joseff gained a special interest for singing and playing piano at a very early age!
At the age of 16, on a mission to perfect his craft, he began singing and playing piano for church, weddings, community service events, etc. Hardly familiar with the business side of music, Joseff Goodwin enrolled in Claflin University, the oldest HBCU in South Carolina. During his university experience he learned other instruments (violin, cello, percussion) and was exposed to an incredible variety of music cultures, styles, and genres ranging from classical, jazz, blues, soul to R&B, pop and hip-hop. Most of these genres were often looked down upon by close family and friends because of his strict gospel upbringing. But realizing the significance and the impact of expressing himself through a variety of music, Goodwin was fueled to break out of the box! Very quickly opportunities came to him on his artistic journey.
Goodwin has opened for R&B/Soul sensation Dave Hollister, Gospel recording artists William Murphy III, Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, and Byron Cage. In 2007, he was a finalist on MTV’s 4th season of P. Diddy’s “Making the Band”. He later studied music theater at New York University until 2009.
He made his Off-Broadway debut in February 2011. He is currently writing, producing, and recording. His very first single, "Be There", was released on October 1, 2011, and is available for download on iTunes and Amazon MP3.