Carronne Jones

Carronne Jones

 Baltimore, Maryland, USA
BandJazzSoul

Carronne has a rich sound that blends Neo Soul, Smooth Jazz & Contemporary gospel aspects to reach a broad audience. As an artist she has been fortuante to work with Rodney Jerkins, Lee Jerkins, Jae Deal, and others. She leaves you inspired, motivated, and wanting more.

Biography

Like many, Carronne’s musical career started as a child singing in her church’s choir. However, most singers aren’t fortunate enough to have master musician Pastor Carroll Jones Sr. for a dad. Being around her father allowed Carronne to learn from and be exposed to some of the best musicians, producers, and National Gospel Recording artists. It can truly be said that the musical expressiveness and creativity around Carronne ignited a fire in her that exist to this day.

While attending Morgan State Carronne worked on projects with top producers such as Lee Jerkins and Rodney Jerkins. At the same time she traveled as a member of the Family Jones gospel group. This continued until 2005 when Carronne participated in the Rising Star competition sponsored by Vicki Winan’s. After the competition Carronne received a great deal of positive feedback and embraced the idea of a solo career.

After a few years on her own Carronne has been gracing venues with her Neo Soul, Smooth Jazz & Inspirational sound and a featured artist at the Black Heritage Arts festival in Baltimore Maryland, performed at National Public Radio, Charm City Improv, Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute & Cultural Center, Howard University’s Homecoming, The Baltimore Convention Center, The Lyric Opera House in Baltimore, Md., Indoor & Outdoor Expos and a host of performances throughout the Northeast region. She has shared the stage with David Chance formerly of Ruff Endz; Kindred the Family Soul, Jae Deal, Stellar award winners, Jessica Greene, Isaiah Thomas, Robert Pearsons, Ernest Pugh, and many others.

Her musical influences are defined in her vocals, lyrics and tracks. She truly believes in “singing for the soul.” To feed her audience Carronne has built a band which includes some musical masters such as Kevin Jackson (bassist/guitarist with Marc Evans, Marcell & the Truth), Phillip George (Producer of Africa's Best, singing competition), Marvin Miller Jr., Carroll Jones Sr (Writer/Producer), Ralph Rogers (trumpet with Donald Byrd), and Ron Rolling (trumpet with Parliament).

Lyrics

Stay

Written By: Carronne Jones

Now that I found you
The world is spinning on its axis and I can’t slow it down
Glad you chose me too
You are the reason that I’m around

Chorus
Is it the way that you; do all the things you do?
Like change my frowns to smiles and brighten up my days
I am trying to explain but these words just don’t contain
How emotional I get thinking of you…………..stay

Verse
Can’t believe it’s real
Nothing can keep me from loving you the rest of my life
Words can’t express the way I feel
About this brand new outlook on life

Chorus
Is it the way that you; do all the things you do?
Like change my frowns to smiles and brighten up my days
I am trying to explain but these words just don’t contain
How emotional I get thinking of you…………..stay

Bridge
Stay always because I know that everything will be just fine
Although I know it won’t be easy because human nature makes me fall sometimes

Discography

Expressions

Set List

Typically a full set is 35 minutes long and consist of the following material:

1 Instrumental piece prior to Carronne coming on stage.
Friend of Mine
Stay
You
Expressions
Other material