Jason Shepherd, while a student at Columbia College, founded Another Level in 2001. Another Level is comprised of young men and women between the ages of 17-27. The 10 voice group, accompanied by a 5-piece band, has performed at some of Chicago's biggest gospel venues. In December 2004, Another Level completed their first project entitled 'Songs Vol. 1'. This anointed album features 10 songs that were all penned by Jason Shepherd.