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Who Is Jamar Jones?

 

       A Philadelphia native, Jamar Jones, according to Jonathon Sprinkles, "is a guy that has been a part of all of our lives in some way without us realizing it."  Since 1996, Jamar has been trusted to work with and for some of the music industry's most respected brands as a producer, composer, arranger, and musician to an impressive list of artists that includes Boyz II Men, Musiq Soulchild, Jill Scott, Jamie Foxx, Mary Mary, Usher, and the legendary Ms. Patti Labelle.

       Recognized as a child prodigy, Jamar started playing the piano at the age of 4 years old when his mother purchased a piano for the home following the death of his father in 1981.  The piano that was purchased from the Cunningham Piano Company in Philadelphia "became the tool through which I would express all my emotion" states Jones.  After attending initial study at the West Oak Lane School of Music, Jamar quickly progressed to being recognized as a young gifted performer through winning the best soloist awards at several stage band competitions in junior high. Eventually, the recognition for Jamar Jones as a dominating young performer would lead to  an invitation to be a part of the City of Philadelphia's premier high school jazz students' Philadelphia All-city Jazz Band.  It was his participation in the All-city Band that led to his induction to the Grammy All-American High School Jazz Band in 1994 and 1995.  

       While a freshman at Temple University, Jamar co-wrote and co-produced the song, Dear God, for the Grammy nominated Boyz ll Men album Evolution.  Jamar continued to work for several years as a producer with many artists but one major highlight of this tenure was producing the theme song for the movie, Hurricane, which starred Denzel Washington and was performed by Boyz II Men with The Philadelphia Orchestra.  He has served as a musical director for both stage artists and a diverse range of theater  and film projects over the previous 20 years.  Jamar has lent his talents as a producer, arranger, composer, and musician to: Mary Mary, Kindred, Myron Butler, Tamela Mann, Kanye West, Janet Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Deitrick Haddon, Crystal Aiken, Vickie Winans, T.D. Jakes, Usher, Fantasia, Mario, Claudette Ortiz, Floetry, Bruce Parham, Vivian Green, Voices of Theory, Jill Scott, Fred Hammond, Richard Smallwood, Syleena Johnson, The Rickey Minor Band, Patti LaBelle, Denise Rich, Al Kasha, Rihanna, Eminem, P. Diddy, Kim Burell, Steven Ford, Will Downing, Warryn Campbell, Adam Blackstone and others.

       Jamar is currently preparing for the inaugural opening of a new state-of-the-art online music education venture JamarJonesInstitute.com as well as working on his sophomore release titled Fatherless Child set for release on GPE Records/Sony Red in the summer of 2017.  He holds a master's degree in business administration from Ashford University with a concentration in public administration and is a master of music in jazz piano candidate at the University of Texas at Arlington.   Jamar is married to Alishia Lawson Jones and they reside in Mansfield, Texas with their three children, Jamara, Jada and Jamar, Jr.

 

 

2017 New Edition Movie (Film) by BET - Underscore Composer

2017 REBEL (Film) by BET - Underscore Composer

2017 TBD Release by Patti Labelle - Producer/Performer/Arranger

2016 Soul Train Awards by Centric/BET - BBE House Band/String Arranger

2016 He Can Do It All by Tameka Ferebee - String Arranger

2016 Love and Happiness White House Special by BET - BBE House Band/String Arranger

2016 Woman Tour Jill Scott - Keys

2016 Couple of Friends by Kindred Family Soul - String Arranger

2016 Dear Mama Awards - BBE House Band/Keys

2016 BET Honors - BBE House Band/String Arranger

2015 Star Spangled Banner Tamela Mann - Arranger/Producer

2015 Dear Diary Alexis Spight - Producer/Composer

2015 #GRBTMB Remix Vivian Green - Performer

2015 BET Awards - BBE House Band/String Arranger

2015 Anatomy of a Love Song Kenny Lattimore - Composer

2015 Golden Moments Jill Scott - String Arranger

2015 Help 2.0 Erica Campbell - String Arranger

2014 A Couple of Friends Kindred and the Family Soul - Composer/String Arranger

2014 McDonald's 365 Awards - House Band/String Arranger

2014 Stand Up To Cancer feat. Lupe Fiasco/Common/Jennifer Hudson - String Arranger

2014 UNCF Evening of Stars - House Band/String Arranger/Composer

2014 Chicago Wins David Hollister - String Arranger

2014 Help Erica Campbell - String Arranger

2013 As Long As There's A Flame T.D. Jakes Producer

2013 Moment of Truth Glenn Lewis String Arrangements

2013 Guest Artist at the Legends Concert with Ms. Patti Labelle @ The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

2012 This Christmas T.D. Jakes Producer, Performer

2012 Woman Thou Art Loosed Live at Lakewood T.D. Jakes Producer

2012 Best Days Tamela Mann Composer

2012 So in Love Amber Bullock Composer

2012 The Green Room Vivian Green Strings

2012 Worship Myron Butler Composer

2011 Sacred Love Songs, Vol. 2: Music Inspired by the Movie Jumping the Broom T.D. Jakes String Arrangements, Strings

2011 WOW Gospel 2011 Composer

2010 Revealed...Live In Dallas Myron Butler & Levi Composer, Keyboards, String Arrangements, String Conductor, String Writing

2009 Change Is Now: Renewing America's Promise Arranger, String Arrangements, Composer

2009 How I Got Over Vickie Winans Rhythm Arrangements

2009 Put U to Bed Streetwize Composer

2009 Sex Therapy Robin Thicke Composer, Keyboards

2009 Sex Therapy: The Session Robin Thicke Composer

2009 The Master Plan Tamela Mann Conductor, String Arrangements

2009 The Winner in Me Coko Arranger, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements

2009 Usher Smooth Jazz Tribute, Vol. 2 Composer

2008 Crystal Aikin Crystal Aikin Strings

2008 Here I Stand Usher Musician, Composer

2008 Revealed Deitrick Haddon Strings

2008 The Arrival Kindred the Family Soul Arranger, String Arrangements

2008 The Sound Mary Mary Strings

2008 Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns Composer, String Arrangements

2007 Happy Holidays Vickie Winans Rhythm Arrangements

2007 That Was Then Daryl Williams Piano, String Arrangements, Strings

2007 The Real Thing: Words and Sounds, Vol. 3Jill Scott Composer, String Arrangements

2006 20th Century Masters: Best of Gospel, Vol. 2 Composer

2006 Erro Live Vol. DC [US DVD/CD]Eric Roberson Keyboards

2006 Fantasia Fantasia String Arrangements

2006 My Destiny Stephen A. Hurd Drum Programming, Keyboards, Rhythm, Rhythm Arrangements

2006 Woman to Woman: Songs of LifeVickie Winans Drum Programming, Keyboards, Rhythm Arrangements

2005 Bless My Soul Olrick Johnson, Jr. Composer, Producer

2005 Confessions of a Ghostwriter Skillz Fender Rhodes

2005 Hide Me Rev. Bruce Parham Drum Programming, Drums, Fender Rhodes, Keyboards, Piano, Rhythm Arrangements

2005 Oh Most High Bishop Jerome Stokes Fender Rhodes, Organ (Hammond)

2004 Here I Go Again! Vanessa Williams Drum Programming

2003 Follow the Star T.D. Jakes Drum Programming, Keyboards, Primary Artist

2002 A Love Story Vivian Green Piano, Producer

2002 Chapter 2: The VoiceSyleena Johnson Keyboards

2002 Juslisen Musiq (Soulchild)Clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Keyboards, Organ, Wurlitzer

2001 Legacy: The Greatest Hits CollectionBoyz II Men Producer

2001 Mahogany Soul Angie Stone Fender Rhodes, Organ

2001 Under the Street Light Composer

2000 Aijuswanaseing Musiq (Soulchild) Composer

2000 Ballad Collection Boyz II Men Producer

2000 Dirty South Rasheeda Composer

2000 Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya Boyz II Men Arranger, Composer, Keyboards, Piano

1999 Testify!: The Gospel Box Composer

1998 Janita Keyboards, Producer, Rhythm Arrangements

1997 Evolution Boyz II Men Composer, Lyricist, Organ, Organ (Hammond), Producer

1997 The Soul Train Christmas Starfest Piano

1997 Voices of Theory Voices of Theory Composer, Keyboards, Programming, Synthesizer

Come Bless His NameProfessor Wilbur Belton & The Ladwec Music Mass Choir Piano

He Will DeliverMario M. Witt Sr. Engineer

Under The CrossRemnant III Composer