MP3 Mr. Jonz - Grooves & Ballads
An instant classic from this Atlanta native...a BRILLIANT musical journey of R&B...laid back tracks laced with smooth, sultry vocals that give the universal listener a glimpse into the future of R&B - without forgetting the past.
18 MP3 Songs
URBAN/R&B: Rhythm & Blues, URBAN/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover
MR. JONZ PLAYS ON TWO TRACKS ON YING YANG TWINS PLATINUM CD, "U.S.A. (United State of Atlanta)": "GHETTO CLASSICS" and "BEDROOM BOOM (feat. AVANT)." --- IN STORES NOW!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO MR. JONZ FOR HIS CD "GROOVES & BALLADS" BEING FEATURED IN THE GEORGIA MUSIC HALL OF FAME!!!!!
"I come in the name of Marvin,
Martin Luther King and Louis Armstrong,
Dizzy Gillespie, Sammy Davis, Jr.,
Marcus, Malcolm, and Paul Robeson.
To ALL my predecessors and forefathers before me;
Much love from your baby boy.
What you''ve given me is what I''m giving back
And what I''m giving can never ever be destroyed."
(lyrics taken from "WHO AM I?")
Singer, songwriter, musician, composer, producer, and artist make ONE - not six!
Inspirational, progressive, soulful, and innovative - you can use these adjectives to describe Mr. Jonz, but those are just a few words used to capture his true artistry. Let''s take a new direction on a road less traveled through an awesome musical odyssey...
How would you describe the music styling of Mr. Jonz? His versatility is exhibited in his mellow voice as well as in his style of writing. Each song is crafted to attract the attention of all ages ranging from 15 to 50 (and beyond). As you listen, you will undoubtedly categorize his songs as instant classics.
Mr. Jonz takes you on a brilliant musical journey of rhythm and blues; laid back tracks laced with smooth, sultry vocals that give the universal listener a look into the future of R & B - without forgetting the past. A true step back into a time when a blue light in the basement house party meant a slow dance in the corner, yet progressive and modern enough to attract hip-hop and neo-soul lovers. He has been compared to the likes of Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield and Donny Hathaway, as well as Eric Benet, Maxwell, Brian McKnight and D''angelo - past to present, present to future.
As an accomplished musician playing more than a dozen instruments, this native son of Atlanta, Georgia has worked with some of the best in the music industry: Maurice White (of Earth, Wind, & Fire), world renowned drummer Sonny Emory, writer/producer/bass player Ronnie Garrett, BME Recordings, international house music star Haddaway, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, Hubert Laws, late great jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie and Lionel Hampton, and has performed background vocals for Diana Ross.
It doesn''t stop there; he has also worked with Cee-Lo (formerly of Goodie MoB), Lil Jon (of the East Side Boyz), Ying Yang Twins, Homebwoi, The Caustic Dames, Holy Hip-Hop phenom Canton Jones, DJ Kizzy Rock, Mr. Collipark of Collipark Music, written and produced for fellow local artists Jeff Sparks, 16 year-old saxophone and piano sensation Santi, G Clef, Kimberly Holloway, Michael Warner, Johnny Rockwell, Chilton, A.R.D. (All Respect Due), S.C.O.F. Productions, TZ Kapone, Mo Dubb, Jeffrey Alan, JS-1 the North Star, Catalyst, Talking Book Productions, Intense, SYT, Sean Frazier, Tiffany Washington, and has recently opened for such timeless groups as Brick, the S.O.S. Band, the Original P-Funk All Stars, and Hidden Beach recording artist Mike Phillips.
The bell has rung, and class is in session! Mr. Jonz without question has studied his craft well and has done his homework. He also has the capability of taking you on a nostalgic trip to yesterday while embracing tomorrow.
Just try to keep up with the Jonz...MR. JONZ, that is! Welcome to a musical experience that is sure to leave its mark in music for years to come. His self-produced debut CD "Grooves & Ballads" has already began to attract international attention.
Prepare yourself for the future of R & B - the complete entertainer - Mr. Jonz.
"...a true monumental find in today''s world of music..."
Mitch Faulkner, radio personality, KISS 104.1 FM,
"Mr. Jonz is well on his way to being a household name on the sheer strength of his music...ballads which at worst are as good as the superstar crooners of today and, at best, even better..."
Good News Magazine, July, 2002
"...a MAD talented brother; definitely a force to be reckoned with from the ATL..."
Chaka Zulu, Def Jam South