Bio: The Sound of Whitney Jones
“Where words fail, music speaks.” – Hans Christian Andersen
There is a vision, a purpose and a destination for every artist. For some, the truth of this becomes evident through the art of sound. The sound of Whitney Jones has taken flight and she is ready to take everyone along for the journey.
Whitney Jones, a contemporary R&B and Soul artist, describes herself as a “Midwestern Southerner” as she was born in Iowa and raised between Illinois and Atlanta, Georgia. She is a hands-on musician – writing, arranging, producing, singing and performing her songs. She first began to bloom as a classically trained pianist at the young age of five. By the time she reached the fifth grade, she began writing her own songs. After some years of sharing her talents in local talent shows and in the church, it was not long before she fully embraced her craft and decided to sing, write & work her way into Berklee College of Music where she earned a Bachelor Degree in Music Therapy.
Since graduating from Berklee, Ms. Whitney Jones has honed her skills in several genres of music from Jazz to Gospel to Funk. Exploring various styles of music has served Whitney well and has landed her in many fulfilling studio and live performance situations, which include an appearance on a Terry Townsend/Positive Flo Productions album called Get What U Want Outta Life as well as a few live performances as a background vocalist for world-renowned dance music queen, CeCe Peniston. Whitney also recently co-wrote “Purple Funk”, a song by Mothers Favorite Child, on which CeCe is featured and has been rewarded with a #2 Billboard Hot Singles Chart position.
Whitney Jones is celebrating the fruits of her passion as her success continues to surge. However, if you ask her what it’s really all about, Whitney will tell you, “I want to give back. I have a passion for helping people and uplifting others. I am a philanthropist and humanist at heart.” She is a believer that life is experienced through music and to help others “walk that walk” through life, she is offering a chance to rise through the sounds of her debut EP, Higher. “My music will become standards. I am affecting positive change in the world, starting with one song at a time,” says Whitney.
Listeners should expect the flavors of Higher to reveal the naked heart and soul of all of the struggles which have inspired Whitney to bring this project to life. The songs featured on the Higher EP invite listeners to vibrate on a higher frequency; all while kicking fear in the face. This self-released EP bring forth pure instrumentation with a pure intention and a sound that is designed to move people in every way possible. It is hip yet classy; cathartic and thought-provoking. Be prepared to listen with your soul and find inspiration.