A Texas-based gospel group with electric talent, The Jones Family Singers are “modern practitioners of a long musical tradition…infusing joyful and reverent songs with vintage soul, funk and R&B” (The Wall Street Journal). Consisting in part of five sisters, two brothers, and their father the Bishop, The Jones Family Singers have been tearing up churches and festivals alike for over two decades. Their high-energy, dynamic, and irresistibly charismatic performances have captivated audiences at the Newport Folk Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, SXSW, and many other prestigious events and venues around the world.
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Gospel sensations The Jones Family Singers team up with Grammy Award winning producer Adrian Quesada to revitalize a Johnny Cash classic In advance of their Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration tour and the impending inauguration, The Jones Family Singers have created a smoldering and uplifting version of “All God’s Children Ain’t Free” from Johnny Cash’s time-honored 1965 album Orange Blossom...
Posted Jan 12th, 2017
From Houston Public Media Live In Studio: The Jones Family Singers Experience the contagious spirit of this Texas Gulf Coast gospel-soul-funk outfit. By: Troy Schulze The Jones Family Singers are an acclaimed family act led by Bishop Fred A. Jones, who presides over the congregation at The Mt. Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church in Markham, Texas. The group’s high-energy, gospel-soul-funk performances...
Posted Dec 12th, 2016
From The Taos News Jones Family Singers bring gospel to brewery By: Ariana Kramer When Bishop Fred A. Jones Sr. was a young man he decided if he ever married, and if he ever had children, he would train them to be gospel singers. When he married Sarah M. Jones, she had four children already, and together they had three...
Posted Nov 5th, 2015
From The Horn Album Reviews: Teen Daze, Elephant Revival, Jones Family Singers, Lizzy Mercier Descloux By: Maeri Ferguson The Jones Family Singers Live from Mt. Zion Arts+Labor For many folks, getting to see live gospel in a church is not accessible or convenient. But thanks to the electrifying sounds of five sisters, two brothers and their father known as The...
Posted Sep 24th, 2015
From San Jose Mercury News Monterey Jazz: Best bets for the festival By: Jim Harrington More than 500 artists will perform at the 58th annual Monterey Jazz Festival. And most — if not all — of them will be worth catching. Yet, there’s no way to be at all eight of the festival’s stages at once — trust us, we’ve...
Posted Sep 15th, 2015
From Indie Minded Indie Minded Gallery: The Jones Singers – Newport Folk Festival – Newport, RI – July 26, 2015 By: Kelly Murphy The 2015 Newport Folk Festival took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 24th-26th at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. The Indie Minded crew was there covering the entire event. Today we have some images...
Posted Aug 5th, 2015
The true stars of the Harbor Stage on Sunday, though, were the Jones Family Singers who offered up joyous praise, sultry blues, and a kickass sense of humor. Their rendition of the soul favorite “Love Train” was one of the day’s best, and made for a much-needed early day pick-me-up. Read the full article here
Posted Jul 27th, 2015
You can practically feel the sweat beading on every track of the Jones Family Singers’ Live from Mt. Zion. Produced by Fort Worth musician Curtis Heath (of Theatre Fire fame), this riveting, nine-track collection was recorded over two days in April at the Mount Zion Church of God in Christ in Markham, roughly two hours south of Houston, where Bishop...
Posted Jul 21st, 2015
The tiny town of Markham, Texas is home to 2.3 square miles of land, just over 1,000 people and Bishop Fred A. Jones’ Mt. Zion Pentecostal Cathedral. Mt. Zion is, in turn, home to the Jones Family Singers, consisting of Jones, five of his daughters and his two sons (among others). Veteran practitioners of electrifying southern gospel, the Jones Family...
Posted Jun 22nd, 2015
The joyous spirit continued with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The legendary group’s New Orleans brand of jazz sparked a second-line procession that snaked around the lower perimeter of the Bowl —complete with patrons waving white handkerchiefs. The next generation of jazz was personified by Our Point of View. A part of Blue Note’s ongoing 75th anniversary celebration, the super...
Posted Jun 22nd, 2015
From Getty Images AUSTIN, TX – MARCH 12: Bishop Fred Jones and Alexis Jones attend the Austin Film Society’s 15th Annual Texas Film Awards at Austin Studios on March 12, 2015 in Austin, Texas. To see photos from the event click here
Posted Mar 15th, 2015
From Indie Wire Watch: Gospel Singers Team Up with Atheists in ‘The Jones Family Will Make A Way’ Exclusive Trailer By Jena Keahon The first trailer has been released for Alan Berg’s “The Jones Family Will Make A Way,” which follows a surprising collaboration between a religious, musical family and an atheist critic. The documentary film follows a rural, Pentecostal...
Posted Feb 27th, 2015
From NPR Discoveries From globalFEST 2015 The Jones Family Singers make hard-driving gospel funk. The five sisters, two brothers and their father are based out of out Texas. This album was recorded at Spoon drummer Jim Eno’s Public Hi-Fi studios in Austin. To read the full article click here
Posted Jan 14th, 2015
From The New York Times Worlds and Rhythms Meet, in Euphoric Result By Jon Pareles One Globalfest group brought both the spirit and the party: the Jones Family Singers, rip-roaring gospel performers from Texas who include five sisters, two brothers and their father, Bishop Fred A. Jones. In their funk-driven set, the sisters harmonized tautly and did some dance moves...
Posted Jan 13th, 2015
From OkayPlayer OkayPrayer: The Spirit Speaks Through The Jones Family Singers [Album Premiere + Interview] By Reverend Vince One hundred and eight years later, we are still figuring out what happened in that little church on Azusa Street in Los Angeles. Many argue, as Michael Corcoran does, that along with Pentecostalism, rock n’ roll was born in that storefront church....
Posted Apr 1st, 2014
From Noisey MEET THE JONES FAMILY SINGERS IN THEIR NEW VIDEO FOR “DOWN ON ME” By Lauren Nostro If you’re heading down to SXSW, gospel soul/funk group The Jones Family Singers should definitely be on your must-see list. There’s plenty to say about the group—comprised of five sisters, two brothers and their father—like the fact that Austin filmmaker Alan Berg...
Posted Mar 4th, 2014
From Rolling Stone SXSW 2014: 25 Must-See Acts The shows everyone will be talking about once the dust (and BBQ sauce) settles Why You Can’t Miss Them: Because Bishop Fred Jones Jr. has been presiding over the congregation at Mount Zion Church of God In Christ in Markham, Texas, for three decades, and the old-school gospel-soul-funk outfit he leads with...
Posted Mar 3rd, 2014
From The Wall Street Journal Jones Family Singers Honor Holy Spirit on ‘Down On Me’ (Song Premiere) By Eric R. Danton Think gospel and it’s likely that Mahalia Jackson is the performer who comes immediately to mind for the average, unsanctified listener. There’s plenty more where they came from, though: the Jones Family Singers are modern practitioners of a long...
Posted Feb 18th, 2014
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Texas based gospel music powerhouses The Jones Family Singers bring their soul and R&B infused sound to new heights with a holiday program based on faith, family, and fun. Performances highlight a mix of traditional Christmas tunes, seasonal songs, rearranged classics, and some of the band’s original repertoire. Live and direct from their family to yours, expect well known standards such as “Silent Night,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “First Noel,” “Joy to the World,” plus an a cappella medley of great holiday hits and much more. The Jones Family Singers will ring in the season with cheer and joy, bringing audiences of all ages to their feet to dance!
The Wall Street Journal calls The Jones Family Singers, “modern practitioners of a long musical tradition…infusing joyful and reverent songs with vintage soul, funk and R&B.” Consisting in part of five sisters, two brothers, and their father the Bishop, The Jones Family Singers have been tearing up churches and festivals alike for over two decades. Their high-energy, dynamic, and irresistibly charismatic performances have captivated audiences at the Newport Folk Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, SXSW, and many other prestigious events and venues around the world.
Modern practitioners of a long musical tradition…infusing their joyful, reverent songs with elements of vintage soul and R&B.
Wall Street Journal
An unforgettable performance that drew inspiration from the blues, R&B and rock.
The Los Angeles Times
It was all joyful praise, brilliantly timed with one crescendo after another. If they hadn’t been playing in Webster Hall’s basement, they might have torn off the roof.
The New York Times