THURGOOD MARSHALL JONES, JR. - COMPOSER & PRODUCER
Thurgood Marshall Jones, Jr. is one of the hottest pianist/vocalist and music producers currently residing in Atlanta, Ga.!! Coming from a rich musical background, Thurgood drew his first standing ovation as a vocalist at age 4 singing "O' Happy Day" for his family's church anniversary!! He began to take piano lessons that same year from his father and paternal grandmother(a classical pianist from Clark Atlanta University). By age 14, he was already composing his own music and ministering music for several churches in the Atlanta area. At 17, he met and became a student of his musical mentor Walter Michael(former Motown musician and owner of The Los Angeles Academy of Music).
At L.A. Academy, Thurgood was groomed to perform, instruct, and minister music more effectively and professionally. At 18, he started producing and recording his original works along with collaborations with various other local artist. He has produced music in all genres - from blues/country to techno, and all letters in between!
In more recent years, T.J. (as he is called by those close to him) has made a reputation as one of the best piano/vocal instuctors in Atlanta and has been a member of the Fulton County Arts and Culture since year 2000 and has instucted at 3 of the 5 perfoming arts theatres in the city.In 2006, he created his own instuction company called H.O.M.(House of Music) where he teaches piano, drumming, and vocals.
The same year he also formed his own record label called SideShow Records. "STATE OF THE WORLD" is the first album/cd released from his label(APRIL 21,2012). This album is a culmination of all the years T.J. spent laboring to become the best composer, musician, and producer possible!! A fusion of all styles and artistry, the album has a natural "feelgood' vibe!!
If you know or heard of T.J., all of this goes without saying! If you haven't heard him, you will!!