avatar
Pursuing JC
United States, New York, Syosset

About Pursuing JC

Pursuing JC is a 10-piece worship band from Long Island NY, whose experience ranges from touring with Christian artists such as Unspoken and For King and Country, to church services and events all around the country. The band was formed in 2012, and started as a church worship group comprised of all young kids. Ever since then, new members were picked up along the way, and the band has been consta ... read more

Members

Jaycee Cardoso

Jaycee Cardoso, age 19, is a Sophmore at the Manhattan School of Music. He has been playing the violin since he was 6 years old, and has won many awards competitions, and seated first in various orchestras and festivals. He has spent the past few summers traveling with NYO-USA playing in Miami and Carnegie Hall with some of the best young musicians in the country, as well as Spain with the New York Youth Symphony. He regularly performs at Carnegie Hall, and has played at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre, the New World Center in Miami, Steinway Hall NYC, The Long Island Tilles Center, and Symphony Space. Jaycee particularly loves playing in pit orchestras, and has played in productions of Sweeney Todd, Hairspray, Aida, Annie, and Mary Poppins. He is currently a principal for the New York Youth Symphony, and studies with soloist Kelly Hall-Tompkins. Jaycee has loved every minute of his journey with Pursuing JC. They have given him a broader perspective of music-making and worshipping. He hopes to pursue a career in music performance and arts administration.

Jaycee Cardoso

Violinist
Jaycee Cardoso, age 19, is a Sophmore at the Manhattan School of Music. He has been playing the violin since he was 6 years old, and has won many awards competitions, and seated first in various orche...

Kaemon Van

Kaemon Van is 16 and in his junior year of high school. He has loved every bit of playing guitar, with his inspiration being the one and only Eddie Van Halen. Kaemon’s music taste is very versatile. He can listen to any genre and bop his head or jam out to it. From country music to math rock, Kaemon has heard it all. In his spare time, he loves to get active and play physical sports like soccer. He is always ready to go out and exercise no matter the time. Starting when he was seven, Kaemon started learning the guitar. He picked it up rather quickly and started performing at the early age of eight. Although he may have been small, he knew how to put on a show. Four years later, he would become Pursuing JC's lead guitarist. Even though Kaemon is one of the newer members, he quickly became a fan favorite with both his zealous stage presence and outstanding musicianship. His favorite event to perform at would have to be River Rock Music Festival in Maine. “The atmosphere the festival provides is unlike any other,” Kaemon says. Despite this being his favorite, he has loved the fact that he gets to travel and perform with his second family, Pursuing JC.

Kaemon Van

Guitarist
Kaemon Van is 16 and in his junior year of high school. He has loved every bit of playing guitar, with his inspiration being the one and only Eddie Van Halen. Kaemon’s music taste is very versatile. H...

Brandon Belcher

Brandon Belcher is 18 years old and is a senior in high school. He started his music career at age 10 as a lead singer in a 10 to 18 year old band and has continued ever since. Brandon's amazing voice not only got him on stage but on the field before a Mets game. Brandon has performed at top venues, such as the Bolton Tilles Center, numerous outdoor festivals, charity events, and churches. Brandon has had many opportunities to perform on and off Long Island, Manhattan, and most recently, the Adirondacks. Currently, Brandon is in High School Concert Choir. He has participated in NYSSMA singing solo in Italian achieving outstanding scores. He is extremely proud to be a member of Pursuing JC and enjoys the many opportunities this path of Christian Rock and Worship has presented him. "Never in my life have I thought I would have so many new experiences. Doing what I love, performing with the most kind-hearted people, and connecting spiritually on another level."

Brandon Belcher

Vocalist
Brandon Belcher is 18 years old and is a senior in high school. He started his music career at age 10 as a lead singer in a 10 to 18 year old band and has continued ever since. Brandon's amazing voice...

About Pursuing JC

Pursuing JC is a 10-piece worship band from Long Island NY, whose experience ranges from touring with Christian artists such as Unspoken and For King and Country, to church services and events all around the country. The band was formed in 2012, and started as a church worship group comprised of all young kids. Ever since then, new members were picked up along the way, and the band has been constantly growing and evolving into what it is today. Some highlights have been performing at the River Rock Festival in Maine, opening up for Christian recording artists Unspoken on tour, and Worship in the Adirondacks.

Pursuing JC’s first official EP, titled link., was a project that was in development for a few years, and when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020, the band decided to take all that time gained from lost performances and focus on writing original music. The EP’s eclecticism and originality guarantees that there is something for everyone to listen to, whether it’s the vocal prowess and rhythmic intensity of “Stomping on the Devil”, or a more traditional worship song such as “He Is”, which lacks no shortage of inspired melodies and heartfelt lyricism.
Pursuing JC’s goal has always been to uplift and inspire a younger generation through the word and music of Christ. Each member has witnessed first-hand the power of God’s love while being in this band, and it is a love that continues to inspire them as they perform and lead worship.

Plays Today: 16

Total Plays: 209,328

Profile Views: 232,260

Pursuing JC has no Merchandise yet.
Pursuing JC
4 months ago

We are excited to announce our first ever EP - link.
We pray these tracks tell the story of Jesus & make clear the impact He has on our lives. The man who wore the crown of thorns, the man who is the King of Kings. Please give a listen, let us know your thoughts. Thank you

link
https://www.n1m.com/pursuingjc?action=play&album=232573

Songs written & performed by @pursuingjc
Produced by @coryrooney
Recorded & mixed by @soundonsoundstudios & John Cardoso
@gregoryderosa | Keys
@link | Vocals
@corinne_derosa | Drums
@jrsimpsonmusic | Bass
@dmarie0340 | vocals
@jaycee_cardoso | Violin
@brandon_belc | vocals
@7kaemon | Electric Guitar
link
https://www.n1m.com/pursuingjc?action=play&album=232573

Read more

We are in the studio now, excited to be working with Cory Rooney. Here is a scratch disk for two of the songs we are getting ready to record. Give us some feed back, the first Song is "He Is" and we would consider it a worship song, the second song is "Stomping on the Devil" Which is more rock.

Read more
Pursuing JC
5 years ago

YouTube

This was one of the songs we lead worship with at a retreat in Reading, PA. Its called "We Cry Out" and its by Jesus Culture. Its a great rock high energy Christian song, and we love playing it. At the 3:04 mark you see how great Matt Cater is on guitar.

Read more
Pursuing JC
5 years ago

Here is a live video from a retreat we recently played at. I hope you enjoy and have a Merry Christmas.
YouTube

Read more
Pursuing JC
6 years ago

I hope the new year is bringing out all your God given creativity. I just uploaded a song we just finished recording, let me know your thoughts. The song is called "Unclear".

Read more

Past Events

Mon
Oct 13
12:00pm
All Ages
Sun
Nov 16
6:00pm
All Ages
Fri
Dec 12
3:00am
All Ages
Sun
Jan 11
11:00am
All Ages
Wed
Jan 28
7:30am
All Ages
Sat
Feb 07
7:30am
All Ages
Sat
Mar 07
7:00am
All Ages
Sun
Mar 08
11:00am
All Ages
Sun
Mar 22
3:00am
All Ages
Fri
Mar 27
7:00am
13-18
Sun
Mar 29
3:00am
All Ages
Sun
Apr 12
11:00am
All Ages
Sun
May 10
9:00am
All Ages
Fri
Jun 05
7:00am
All Ages
Sat
Jun 13
4:00am
All Ages
Sun
Jun 21
9:00am
All Ages
Thu
Jul 16
7:00pm
All Ages
Fri
Aug 07
7:00pm
All Ages
Wed
Aug 26
6:00am
All Ages
Sat
Aug 29
6:00am
All Ages
Fri
Sep 18
7:00am
All Ages
Sun
Oct 11
3:00pm
All Ages
Wed
Oct 21
6:00am
All Ages
Sat
Nov 28
7:00pm
All Ages
Sun
Dec 27
9:30am
All Ages
Sat
Aug 05
7:00pm
All Ages
Sat
Mar 03
6:00pm
All Ages
Sat
Sep 08
7:00pm
All Ages
Fri
Sep 14
5:00pm
All Ages
Sat
Oct 20
12:00pm
All Ages
Fri
Oct 26
7:00pm
All Ages
Fri
Oct 26
7:00pm
All Ages
Sat
May 04
6:30am
All Ages
Fri
May 10
7:00pm
All Ages
Fri
May 24
9:00am
All Ages
Sun
Jun 02
6:00pm
18+
Sat
Oct 12
11:00am
All Ages
Sun
Dec 15
6:00pm
All Ages
Sat
Jul 04
6:00pm
All Ages
Sat
Jul 11
6:00pm
All Ages
Sat
Jul 18
6:00pm
All Ages
Sat
Jul 25
6:00pm
All Ages
Sat
Jul 24
6:00pm
All Ages
330122
330127
352714
352716
444069
871811
871812
871813
871815
871816
871817
871818
871819
871820
883442
883444
883446
883447
883448
883449
883450
883451
883452
883453
883455
883462
933044
936358
944930
950045
980276
994328
1051090
1051091
1051092
1126735
1126739
1126823
1126824
1126825
:blush: :scream: :smirk: :smiley: :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: :rage: :disappointed: :sob: :kissing_heart: :wink: :pensive: :confounded: :flushed: :relaxed: :mask: :heart: :broken_heart: :expressionless: :sweat: :weary: :triumph: :cry: :sleepy:

#title

#text

#title

#text


Please wait. Verifying...