Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Violinist, Pianist,
E’lissa Jones is a beautiful singer, prolific songwriter, violinist, pianist, and guitarist. She is an exceptionally talented artist with a wide range that includes a dark and melancholy voice with a velvety quality. Her songs embrace audiences with her powerful melodies and expressive lyrics. Influential styling ranges from folk music to rock, in her catalogue of over 250 original songs.
Born into a musically gifted family, E’lissa began singing and playing piano around the age of five. “At a very early age, my mother trained her girls to sing harmony and play the piano. At the age of 5, I remember my mother keeping us up late singing in thirds with one another. We were to be the next ‘Jones Girls’.”
E’lissa wrote her first song at the age of seven and began studying violin at the age of ten. By eleven, she was writing love songs and short classical works for violin and piano. While classically trained as a violinist, E’lissa is largely self-taught as a vocalist and guitarist.
This young artist has performed background vocals from 2001 to 2006 with blues legend Wilson Pickett, touring with Ray Charles, Al Green, and many more. E’lissa, in her folk music realm has also opened up for legends Pete Seeger and Steve Forbert, and has played violin for old favorites like Bobby Vee.
E’lissa has recorded and released five albums, Shadows (1997), This Melodie (2003), Anymore (2008), Sweet as the Sun (2010), Like Water (2011). Her latest CD, fire & sun, was released on August 14, 2015. Music videos include Sweet Surrender, After All This Time, and Rein Me In. Music and videos are available on ITunes and YouTube. In addition, her music can also be enjoyed in the 2014 film Strings Attached. www.elissajones.com