Son of a soldier, “D. joneZ” was born to Victor and Joyce Jones in Temple TX. Inspired by pain, D. joneZ began singing in the 4th grade. As a Member of both the concert choir and swing choir, his talent was first recognized by Mrs. Rhonda Westman, his favorite choir teacher. Upon high school graduation, his parents moved the family to Augusta, GA . The new residence prove to be a golden opportunity. D. joneZ snagged the ‘bass’ vocals for a burgeoning R&B group within 2 months. He became their 'bass' man and made a-lot of accomplishments which were publicized in one of the local Augusta GA newspapers. Some of their noted public performances include; Augusta Mall talent shows, Foxy 103/Power 107 radio talent shows, a carnival talent show (in which they won 1st place), an Augusta May Fest, a few basketball half-time shows, and the 1992 Augusta Black Expo.
In 2003, Dana completed an r&b album entitled "Playa" which received moderate U.S., but better overseas success, with the help of CDbaby. Since then, D. rededicated his life to the real 'super-producer' Jesus Christ & wrote 3 of his realest testimonials to date!; 'Keep on Singin', 'Praisin him Still' & 'All Time High'- depicting to the very last word, his old AND new relationship w/Christ.
In October of 2006, D. made "The Move" to Atlanta GA to more seriously pursue his music career. While in the "dirty dirty", Dana touched bases with an Augusta GA-based entertainment group, and with them, participated in several club performances, as well as outdoor performances, (i.e. Gifford, S.C. June Fest & the James Brown Festival, in Augusta GA '06, only months before James Browns’ passing), in which D. participated as a featured act.
While temporarily residing in Ohio, D completed his most inspirational yet soulful album to date,"So SOuL", in which D. himself proclaimed to be "the most innovative, soulful, thought-provoking peek into his life to date"!. With all faith, (not hope) that his musical aspirations will come to fruition! D has been blessed to sing along side several local Atlanta artists, who are destined to be among the fresh new talent here in the "A"! He's also had the opportunity to appear on several televised programs in the Atlanta area, to mention "Mid-Georgia" T.V./Internet affiliates, as well as "Atlanta Live", a local TV. station devoted to broadcasting quality gospel music to the masses; And as a result of D's hard work & due diligence, he signed with the biggest independent record label in the world, in Spectra Music Group, on June 20 2014, most certainly one of the most exciting phases of D's career.But, as all good things sometimes come to an end, so did his relationship with Spectra as of February 2015. However, firmly believing in the saying "when one door closes another opens"..thats exactly what happened when D joined forces with SMG Talent on Apr29 2015 (Teke Staley), and is now working with SMG Talent, as the next hot r&b star on the rise! D used his experience with Spectra to really buckle down and learn about the ins and outs of this music game. In March of 2016, an old friend of D joneZ's, "Hennessey Williams" introduced D to r&b crooner Urban Mystic and have since done several events togther; having started his own label with distribution from Universal records, Urban Mystic developed ULMG Inc (Urban Life Music Group), so now of course, the possibilities for D's future are endless!
Dedicated to whatever projects may come his way, Dana’s work ethic & intense longing to understand the music business as a BUSINESS as well as an entertainment 'ministry', is what will make him a success in any business he chooses to do.!!...D was also blessed to become part of a new wave rado program called "Muse Digital1" which showcases up and comng talent as well as established artists. With their new inception of an r&b channel, D was asked personally to come aboard with the awesome lineup of talent already on display!
When it comes to real r&b music, D joneZ is destined to be among the fresh new 'inspirational' soul singers in the "A"-(Atlanta GA)
And now, On the brink of his latest album "SwaGG SOuL" hitting the streets, D is already receiving rave reviews for several records off of the 'SwaGG SOuL" album, to include: "My Party", "wifey", "Poppin Bottles", "Forever" and "Amazing Grace"- a very smoothly crafted take on the original church favorite!
From Brooklyn to the U.K., Detroit to Japan, D.joneZ is definitely on the rise as the "Next to blow" when it comes to ORIGINAL r&b/soul!!
1. "Fantastic music mate! I really enjoy it! Keep up the great work! See you around, cheers!!!" :D d joneZ, SwaGG SOuL REVIEW by DJ ALIMBA
2. "Hi D joneZ...I love " Forever "...This is a FANTASTIC Song !...All the BEST to you my Friend !...Blessings" - Wolfgang Oct 22 d joneZ, SwaGG SOuL REVIEW by WOLFGANG (German artist)
3. "It is so amazing, It is a pleasure to listen to this music !!!!" from DJ ANTONIO Oct 23 d joneZ, SwaGG SOuL REVIEW by DJ ANTONIO
4. “Congratulations on winning SoundChew RnB / Soul Tournament Week #40. You now have your own personal SoundChew Music profile which you can update to keep your fans and followers up to date with your lastest music news, music, and agenda.”- d joneZ, SwaGG SOuL, "My Party" wins Competition!!! (Oct 10, 2011)
5. “producer GT JOE said "You are a great artist very much. I like your music!!"”- d jonez Review (Oct 11 2011)
6. Salut ! very nice and groovy stuff on your page, keep up making quality music! greetz and some positive vibez from Cracow"- d joneZ, SwaGG SOuL REVIEW by Pino GIROTTI (Oct 16, 2011)
7. 'Really like your flow, lyrics, and melody. Great song!' -tnitrak (on "My Party)”- d joneZ, "SwaGG SOul" Fan review (SoundChew.Com) (Oct 10, 2011)
8. “Im one of KING MALACHI 1 (Dungeon Family)'s Favorite Artists!! Check me oout baby,SwaGG SOuL!”- d joneZ, SwaGG SOuL favorited by KING MALACHI 1 (Dungeon Family) (Oct 10, 2011)
9. (Monday, Dec 2 at 2:12pm) Great music u have here!! Check me out when u have time: http://sickbirdmusic.com SICK BIRD
10. Steve Parisien Sunday, Dec 1 at 6:12 AM "Very nicely done D. Great music and well put together. Keep it going"
11. Shi~LythaL Monday, Feb 17 at 1:02 PM--"SLIDIN THRU 2 LEAVE SUM OF THAT RAW JERSEY LUV IN YA SPOT!! KEEP ROCKIN' OUT...DON'T EVA STOP!! FOLLOW ME @SHILYTHAL ON TWITTER~~PEEEACE"
12. Friday, Jun 6 at 12:06 PM Great beautiful vibe you got going on here! DILYNDA
13. AJ CHRISTIAN BAND Saturday, Nov 30 at 9:11 AM "forever very nice song really enjoyed"
14. THA ORIGINAL GREENHOUSEMUZIKGROUP...Monday, Sep 16 at 5:09 PM "beautiful..cuzz..juss simply beautiful"
15. Youngsmoove Monday, Oct 21 at 8:10 AM "Good music keep up the good work come by and check me out and let me know what you think feel free to drop a comment and fan back thanks"
16. The Fabulous Del Counts Saturday, Aug 31 at 5:08 PM " Forever " fantastic vocals and trac......Charles."
17. Thursday, Aug 29 at 3:08 AM "Forever is such a hearbreaker for the ladies Gorgeous Music" ..Coreetta BUCHAN PRODUCTIONS
18. Monday, Jul 22 at 6:07 AM "Forever" is a great track, D joneZ! -Brian CRIMINAL ROCK
19. Almuras Sunday, Jul 7 at 3:07 PM "Very nice songs and vocals! Keep up your good work!
20. NewTribeZ Radio Monday, Jun 17 at 12:06 PM "Stopped by to check out your tunes and I am so pleased I did… Great sound!! Great vocals!! Peace and Goodwill
21. REX RAZOR Tuesday, May 28 at 6:05 AM "Superb!!! beautiful work. PLEASE check me out and care to LIKE my page www.facebook.com/rexrazor1"
22. Cashmere Monday, Dec 24 at 5:12 PM "Real Nice! Add me as a Fan! I'm Cashmere CEO of Black House Entertainment. Add "Black House Entertainment" also on reverbnation! & Stay Tru!"
23. Elmer Pastorius Friday, Nov 16 at 12:11 PM "Excellent Music, keep creating great stuff. Cheers from México!"
24. David Flow Thursday, Nov 15 at 9:11 AM "great tunes and music excellent style! keep up the great music! respect"
25. VBD Tuesday, Oct 16 at 6:10 AM "i really like the beats in forever...wow!!great job...the snare is so vibrant...!soulful!!cheers mate!! do care to check me out too- http://www.reverbnation.com/stuv here's the link to my reverb. profile!cheers!"
MILYSSA "COCO" ROSE CD RELEASE PARTY! Chattahoochee Nature Center
MULTI-TALENTED SUPERSTAR RANDY GILL CD RELEASE EVENT
Jun, 20 09:00 PM
JS VENUE PLUS
DELL G ALBUM RELEASE PARTY!!!
Jul, 26 09:00 PM
WHISPERS BAR & LOUNGE PRESENT: DELL G ALBUM RELEASE PARTY!!!
ROCKFORD ON THE ROCKS BAR & GRILL PRESENTS: D.JONEZ!!! Guest & Performer on JESSICA PARSONS SHOW in her 1st LIVE TAPING!!
Oct, 03 09:00 PM
ROCKFORD, IL STAND UP!!!
SMITHS OLDE BAR
Nov, 07 09:00 PM
http://t.co/DdhYwp2jQa GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!! Come see me & My friends; COCO ROSE, DELL G, & M-dot KILLA rip the stage Apart for ECLIPZ' Album Release Party!!!
I-Lounge (Atl ga, off Moreland ave) Veronica Jackson Going Away Event
Nov, 19 09:00 PM
AWESOME LINE-UP!! AND GOING AWAY PARTY!!! THE THANKFUL WEDNESDAY SHOW!
A PRELUDE TO FAMILY THANKSGIVING FESTIVITIES....
&&&&& .COME SHOW "ANDRO ROCKS" FASHION SHOW COORDINATOR, VERONICA JACKSON SOME ♥ AS SHE ELEVATES TO WASHINGTON DC!!!
ENJOY A FANTASITC LINE-UP OF PERFORMERS!!! myself, R&B Soul Singer, D Jonez, Hip Hop Artist Dell G Dell G, Rare appearance by Local Rap Artist, Angel Bypola, Live music from the great singer, songwriter & piano rock artist Daniel Hearn!!
SHOW HOSTED BY MILYSSA "COCO" ROSE & RUIN THE AWESOME AFTER PARTY EMCEE!!!
MTV Lounge & Cafe SHOW UP & SHOW OUT SHOWCASE!!
Nov, 21 09:00 PM
4186 BUFORD HWY (ATL GA)
Club Pandoras (Augusta Ga)
Nov, 29 08:00 PM
My Next event Love Jonez's; https://www.facebook.com/events/1562231710676643/ Come be a part of history. .support the Boss DIVAS & celebrate my single release/signing PARTY w/ Spectra Music Group! !! #AugustaWeComin!!
Turner Field (Gold Lot)
Dec, 05 08:00 AM
11 Alive / V-103's 32nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY CAN-A-THON!!!"Help make a difference to those in need, Bring a canned food. Come enjoy live entertainment from some of atlanta's hottest up-and-coming artists, to include yours truly! & Coco Rose....See ya There!!