With presence, poise and a whole lot of Funk, Rhythm & Blues, singer/songwriter Carmen Jones has the performance and vocal range to hold your attention for the musical mission ahead.
Ms. Jones can take you all the way home with her own original music, soulfully touching on Love, Life, and things most grown folks know about. She and her band will have you pulling out your best old (or new) school steps or you’ll be stepping her way with the dance jam, ‘Microdancing’ The power and versatility of The power and versatility of Jones’ sound and her notable C3 to C6 range will transfer you to a place where all that matters is the Carmen Jones voice.
The stage is a natural home to Ms. Jones where childhood music performances ignited the fire. A Berkeley, California native she developed her keyboard and singing talents while touring the California club scene with local band Sam Bostic & Circuitry. Ms. Jones wrote and recorded her own songs; singing the lead and background vocals and laying all the music tracks. Over the years she honed her abilities performing as a member of female groups such as Soul de Pop and New Faces.
These days you can close your eyes and listen closely as she performs a sweet and on-point “Tribute to Teena Marie”, with rich renditions of songs praised by Teena Marie’s closest friends and most devoted fans.
Performing with groups or simply as Carmen Jones has led her to the stages of the famous New Orleans House of Blues, the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Disney World, the Oakland Arena and to Madrid, Spain. Ms. Jones has shared the stage and studio with the likes of MC Hammer, Linda Ronstadt, Jeffrey Osborne, Jackson Browne, and local music natives PC Munoz, Derrick Hall, Master P and Dwayne Wiggins. Ms. Jones was featured singing an impromptu duet with Jamie Foxx, during the HBO Special “Jamie Foxx: I Might Need Security”.
Ms. Jones’ unique sound and the strength of her passion for music are kept inspired by teaching Voice Lessons in the San Francisco Bay Area and performing as a first alto with the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir .