The man behind the voice that has roused countless hearts

Some may think of him as the boy who can sing, or the delicate soul that makes everybody grin, however Cornelius Denzel Jackson's vocal capacities are boundless.

He is a senior at Grambling State University where his major is general studies. He also is a member of the Student Leadership Initiative Organization.

At the tender age of five years old, Cornelius or “Corn” for short, started singing at his family's church. It was then he understood his passion for music and started his path to become a gospel vocalist.

“I began my modest beginnings at the Chattam Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Pastor and first lady Jackson.” Jackson said. “After two years, I started representing  my church on a national level at our COGIC conventions; it was here I realized God had a unique calling on my life.”

Corn’s ground-breaking voice is known as “the voice”, on GSU’s campus . 

He can be seen singing at various events such as convocations, GSU’s Annual Homecoming Talent Show and the Gospel Explosion where he has reigned victorious as the winner of the talent show.

“The first year I chose to take an interest in the talent show, I didn’t place at all!” Corn said. “After that I decided not to do the shows for some time to refocus however when I returned I was crowned the champ that year and the following year. All triumphs are because of God.”

Corn sings second tenor in the Grambling State University Concert Choir under the direction of Natorshua Davis. It is here he started his preparation to turn into the expert singer he imagines for his future.

“Singing in the choir, you learn  a lot of  information about music,” he said.

Corn started to giggle as he showed some breathing methods he uses to heat up his voice.

“I mean these lessons may appear to be insane yet ask any expert, they work, it is ideal to realize I was prepared expertly here at Grambling,” he said. 

The Music Department at GSU offers their students occasions to acquire genuine experience and expert preparing. 

A portion of these incorporate touring the world to share their melodic gifts.

“With the ensemble, I have performed at the memorable Carnegie Hall in New York City and even went to Las Vegas, NV.”,  Corn said. ”If I could never have come to Grambling, I don’t think those experiences would have occurred.”

Corn is notable in the community for his charming character and delicate soul. He has the capacity to illuminate an environment with his caring soul and comforting smile. His readiness to sing at any random turn embodies his craving to become great.

“I don’t have a clue why God decided to favor me with a blessing, for that I owe him praise,” Corn said.

Cornelius can be discovered sharing his voice on any social media outlet including YouTube, Facebook: Cornelius Jackson, and InstaGram: Jackson Cornelius360.  

Cornelius "Corn" Jackson sings from a songbook.