DayOne Team Member

november 9th


DayOne has allowed me the opportunity to travel and perform for the BEST and most energetic audiences around the nation.

Jermaine Purifory was born on November 9, 1984 to Timothy and Shirley Purifory in New Jersey yet raised his whole life in Cleveland, Tennessee. He currently resides in Chattanooga, TN. Jermaine attended college in his hometown of Cleveland, TN where he was a graduate of Lee University. While there he was a longtime member of the nationally known A cappella ensemble "Voices of Lee". Voices of Lee were 3rd place finalists on NBC's hit show "The Sing Off", a show that showcased A cappella groups from around the country. In 2010 Jermaine was a contestant on season 9 of "American Idol" receiving rave reviews from the judges and landed in the top 26 of male singers in the Hollywood rounds. 

Jermaine first joined the DayOne team prior to American Idol in 2009. You can hear him on two DayOne albums entitled "We Can Change the World" and "Here I Am".  After his television debut he went on to tour with Christian music icon "Michael W. Smith" as a member of the A cappella band "Voice Avenue". In 2011 Jermaine moved out to LA after being hired as a session vocalist for FOX's hit show "GLEE". While there he also had the opportunity to sing on the "MTV

Scream Awards" and "The Trevor Project" providing backing vocals for Grammy Award winning singer Mary J. Blige. Since moving back home Jermaine has become a prolific performer in the Chattanooga, TN area in both the music and theatre scene.  Jermaine had the opportunity to perform as the third member of the chart topping R&B group "After 7" at the Chattanooga Convention Center for the annual "Night To Remember" opening for soul music icon Charlie Wilson. In 2015, Jermaine was invited to attend music's biggest night.  He made an appearance at the 57th annual GRAMMY Awards for his song which was one of the winners in the Hilton Rock Star Contest. 

 When not with DayOne he currently resides as the lead singer for the Chattanooga, TN local band "TSJ SOUL" who perform for various events locally and in the surrounding cities. He also performs with several other cover bands based out of the Chattanooga and Nashville Tennessee areas.  Jermaine also has done tour dates with nationally known worship leader Ricardo Sanchez who frequently leads worship with the DayOne team. Favorite music to perform is Funk, Soul, and Jazz. Jermaine is glad to be back with the DayOne team after a brief break to participate on the American Idol journey.  DayOne has allowed him the opportunity to travel and perform for the BEST and most energetic audiences around the nation. That is his favorite part of this experience, connecting with the people.