Jill Jones Biography
Jill Jones has undoubtedly had ample opportunity to hone her professional skills. The Ohio native started her professional career at age 15 singing backup for Teena Marie (then managed by Jill's Mom). By 18 she shared vocals with Prince on 1999 and a slew of others. A recording contract with Prince's Paisley Park Records followed, and her debut self-titled album was released in 1987. Critics hailed her as the most promising solo artist to come from the label, but a preclusive 7-year contract prohibited the release of a second album. Jones chose the high road, waited it out, and began to raise a family.
In recent years Jill Jones has backed old friends Sinead O'Connor (on her Faith & Courage publicity tour) and CHIC (Live at the Budokan), and collaborated with Nellie Hooper, Tim Simenon, and John Reynolds.
Her latest album "Two" was writen, produced, and performed with Seal co-writer Chris Bruce.