J Donte





A dark and stormy night. A bizarre, yet believable story of betrayal. Betrayal in business. Betrayal in friendship. Perhaps this has happened to you? Film Noir meets 2021. Dial M for ?!

Written and produced by: Jayne Olderman, Joey Melotti & James Donte Harris Mix: Jan Hrkach, Master: Rodney Mills Video by Jayne


written by: Jayne Olderman & James Donte Harris

Produced by Jayne, J Donte Harris, & Jan Hrkach

Video by Jayne Olderman


written by: Jayne Olderman & James Donte Harris

Produced by Jayne & J Donte Harris

Video by Jayne Olderman



Former Miss Georgia Pam Kennedy teams up with J Donte for IT MIGHT BE LOVE; written by Jayne Olderman & Joey Melotti Produced by J Donte, Jayne Olderman & Joey Melotti Background vocals: J Donte & Joey Melotti, Piano & keyboard Bass: Joey Melotti, Guitar: Anthony Papamichael, Drum programming: J Donte Strings: Jayne Olderman Mixed and Mastered by Jan Hrkach


Written by Jayne Olderman

Produced by J Donte Harris & Jayne Olderman

J Donte lead & background vocals, Joey Melotti piano, Hammond organ, strings, rhythm arrangement, Marcus Williams drums, Morris "Mo" Pleasure bass, Richard Smith guitars, Dana Rice, J Donte, Joey Melotti & Jayne Olderman background vocals, Rodney Mills mixing & mastering. Sean Pavone photo art of River Street.

Meet The J Donte Team

Jayne Olderman

Co-writer, Co-producer, sprinkles of background vocals  

Videographer on all songs

Marcus Williams

Drums: “There Is No City As Pretty As Savannah”, “Just Be Christmas”, “I Bless The Poverty (Edie’s Song)”

Credits: Tyler Perry projects, Candi Staton & more

Jeff Pevar

Guitar: "Dead End Street"

Credits: Ray Charles, Crosby, Stills & Nash and more

Rodney MIlls

Mixing Engineer & Master: “There Is No City As Pretty As Savannah”, “I Bless The Poverty (Edie’s Song)”, “Just Be Christmas”

Mastering: “Dead End Street”, “Going To Get There”,

Credits: producer, engineer for Allman Bros, Doobie Bros, Atlanta Rhythm Section & more

Jan Hrkach

Mixing Engineer: “Dead End Street”,

“Going To Get There”

Mix & Master: “It Might Be Love (The Coffee Shop Song)”

Credits: Elysian Drift, 100s of Gospel & Hip Hop records

Joey Melotti

Piano, Synths, musical arrangement, co-producer, background vocals & video cameos

Co-writer “It Might Be Love (The Coffee Shop Song)”, “Dead End Street”

Credits: Michael Bolton. Liza Minnelli, Barry Manilow & more

YL Douglas

Drums: “Dead End Street”

Credits: Barry Manilow & more

Hussain Jiffry

Bass: “Dead End Street”

Credits: Grammy winning engineer, bass for Barry Manilow & more

Anthony Papamichael

Guitar: “It Might Be Love (The Coffee Shop Song)”

Credits: Tony Rich, Usher, Destiny’s Child & more

Richard Smith

Guitar: “There Is No City As Pretty As Savannah”

Credits: EW&F, Aretha Franklin, Kenny Loggins & more

Sonny Emory

Drums: “Going To Get There”

Credits: (MD, trumpet, bass, keys) EW&F, Bette Midler, Eric Clapton & more

Morris “Mo” Pleasure

Bass: “Just Be Christmas”, “I Bless The Poverty”, “There Is No City As Pretty As Savannah”, “Going To Get There”

Credits: (MD, trumpet, bass, keys) EW&F, Natalie Cole, Roberta Flack, Michael Jackson & more

Background vocalists "Going To Get There"

Ricky Hunter, Reagan Hunter, Diane Durrett, Mary Rene Quarles, Dana Rice

J Donte began his career in music in 1989. His musical style can be best described as #SophistiPop & #StoryTeller; R&B/Pop music with sophisticated musical arrangements, colorful melodies, storytelling with accompanying videos. His talents and work ethic have taken him to a level of professionalism that has presented opportunities to work with some of the biggest names in the industry. J Donte’s most recent collaborations with Billboard charting/Grammy nominated songwriter, co-producer Jayne Olderman and Joey Melotti (currently keyboardist and musical arranger for Barry Manilow) feature many A list players such as Morris “Mo” Pleasure on bass, piano (EW&F, Michael Jackson), Richard Smith on guitar (Kenny Loggins), Jeff Pevar on guitar (Ray Charles), Sonny Emory on drums (E,W&F) and many more of this caliber.

Other notable achievements:

Bronze Telly award for “Love Big” commercial on which he is a co-writer/co-producer.

J Donte co-wrote and co-produced the following: “Time to Heal” which was featured on ABC ‘s “All My Children”, “Why Can’t It Just Be Christmas” sung by Tiffany Milagro which spent 6 weeks on the top 20 Billboard Single Charts, and many more songs and recordings for various artists including Tiffany Milagro, JoBel Star, C Richards, Rachel Little, various commercials such as Turbochef, DSG Productions and more.

Dana Rice

Background vocals: "There Is No City As Pretty As Savannah", "I Bless The Poverty (Edie's Song)" & "Going To Get There"

Credits: Vocalist, Pianist at Dana Rice Music

actress: Pianist HBO's Watchmen Ep 6

Dana Rice and J Donte rehearsing harmonies for "Savannah" song

Jan Hrkach and J Donte taking a break during the "Dead End Street" session


written and produced by: Jayne Olderman & James Donte Harris

Video by Jayne Olderman

Colors of Cynthia Christine

artwork "Going To Get There" &

painting at 2:42 Christmas video

Former Miss Georgia

Pam Kennedy lead vocal on:

"It Might Be Love (The Coffee Shop Song)"

James Hrkach

Guitar: Dead End Street

J Donte & Lakota