Jennifer Jones

Jazz, Soul and Solo Musician - Johannesburg
Jennifer Jones

 

Jennifer Jones is a South African singer who was a celebrity coach on the third season of the musical talent show Supersterre.

Jones has been in the music industry for over 20 years and specialises in Jazz, Soul, Funk and R&B.

In 1996 she became the first South African artist to be signed by an international record agency, Sony Music.

In 1997 she released her first album: Slow Down which reached No. 2 on the South African Top 40.

In 1999 she became the first South African to be nominated for a Grammy award for the song: Son of Africa, Father of the Nation. In the same year she also won a Kora award for Most Promising Female Artist and the NTVA Stone Award for her performance in the programme High Heels and Hisses, in the category Magazine and Talk Show.

Jennifer Jones is an experienced and versatile vocalist. Based in Johannesburg, she is part owner of an audio visual company, specializing in production, events, retail and installation of audio and visual equipment for the entertainment industry.

Her roots stem from gospel and main genre is Jazz, Soul, Funk and R&B. She is, however, capable of conforming to any musical genre and is able to sing in virtually any language if required by her clients. She performed at the Rugby World Cup of 1995, singing: Where the World Began, which was broadcast worldwide to more than 100 countries. In 1996 she became the first South African artist to be signed by an international record agency, Sony Music.

In 1997 she recorded her first album, Slow Down, which reached the No. 2 slot on the South African top 40. She is in the pre production stages of recording her second album, which estimated release should be the beginning of next year. In 1999 she became the first South African to be nominated for a Grammy award for the song: Mandela, Father of the Nation, won a Kora award for most promising female artist and the NTVA Stone Award for her performance in the programme High Heels and Hisses, in the category magazine and talk show.

Jennifer Jones

 

In 2000/2001 she performed on the World Aids Day concert and conference singing The Future Ain’t What it Used To Be. The event was broadcast live, worldwide. In 2006 she wrote, recorded and performed the IFA anthem. IFA is the network marketing division of Clientele Life. The recording was released in house for all Independent Field Advertisers.

Jennifer Jones was a judge in various national talent competitions, such as Zing - prime judge for 2 years in a row, Afrikaans Idols - guest judge, and Kaapse Jol 2007 “tiener kompetisie” - prime judge. She appeared on the Patricia Lewis, SABC 2 talent show, Supersterre 2007, as a coach for two contestants together with Nicholis Louw, Karen Zoid, Dozi and Jannie Moolman. She has performed in epic shows nationally such as Skouspel 2003, 2004 and 2007, the biggest event on the African continent, as well as Kaapse Jol 2007, the inauguration of both Presidents, Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki, President Nelson Mandela’s birthday and The Heroes show, hosted by Drum, You and Huisgenoot magazines. All the above were broadcast on national television.

Jennifer Jones has performed and toured with international artists, such as Michael Jackson, Dionne Warwick, Tina Turner, M People and Dr Alban. She has also performed with nationally acclaimed South African Artist, such as Vicky Sampson, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Dozi, Kurt Darren, Brandon October, Mynie Grove’ to name but a few. She appeared and performed on various television talk shows, such as The Jerry Springer Show, “So is dit met Steve” (Steve Hofmeyer). “Kom ‘n bietjie binne” (Dozi). “Kwela” (Coenie De Villiers). “Noot Vir Noot” (Johan Stemmert) and The Felicia Mabuza-Suttle talk show.

She has performed in the following countries; Morocco, Egypt, Swaziland (for King Mswati), Seychelles (for the Prince of Saudi Arabia), Namibia, Botswana, UK (England and Scotland), Rome, Italy, and Zambia to name but a few.

 

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