BY MANDY JONES
“a beautifully rich voice”
Mandy Jones is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and music producer known for her soulful sound born from firm roots in jazz, hip hop, and R&B. Building upon this stylistic foundation, her vocal work has found a home in dance music, making appearances on A State of Trance, Above and Beyond’s Group Therapy, Armin van Buuren’s Masterclass, major dance festivals, and a variety of label releases.
With a vocal tone and style that lends itself naturally to emotional soundscapes, Mandy’s sound complements diverse genres, from house and trance to downtempo, chillout, pop, and soul music.
Having grown up in one of the nation’s hotbeds for funk and R&B – Minneapolis, Minnesota – music has always been a huge part of Mandy’s life. Originally inspired by her mother’s Earth, Wind, & Fire collection, she started playing saxophone at the age of 10, going on to study jazz at Indiana University, with forays into music production, film music, composition, and arranging.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 2008, she worked as a cruise ship musician, traveling to over 50 countries and performing for audiences large and small.
Mandy draws on a musical background full of live performance, having shared the stage with multiple Grammy award-winning artists, and performed in live bands and ensembles throughout her life. This breadth of experience informs her eclectic tastes, with disparate influences that range from pop stars like Michael Jackson and Mariah Carey, to electronica, neo soul, jazz, reggae, indie dance, and experimental genres.