MELVIN JONES

Melvin Jones possesses an almost hypnotic sound and technical facility which constantly amazes audiences and peers alike. Melvin first began playing professionally in 1998 while enrolled at Morehouse College.


Melvin graduated from Morehouse College in 2001 and then pursued a Master's Degree in Music at the Mason Gross School of the Arts in New Jersey. After performing intensely for several years he accepted a position in 2004 to serve as the Interim Director of Bands and Instrumental Studies for his alma mater Morehouse College in Atlanta.


In the beginning of 2010 he resigned from his position at Morehouse College to resume performing full time. In 2011, Melvin's long-delayed, solo debut released under the Turnaround Records label enjoyed top charting honors, some awards from broadcast stations around the country, and dozens of fantastic international reviews.


Melvin also serves as co-founder for the increasingly popular, pre-ensemble horn section named "Solid State," whose recent list of accolades include performances/ recordings with Arrested Development, The Anointed Pace Sisters, Tyler Perry Studios, T. Lynn Smith, The Pusscat Dolls, Fergie, Nicole Scherzinger, Missy Elliott, Polow da Don, Keri Hilson, Gladys Knight, John Legend, Byron Cage, PJ Morton, the "Original Dreamgirl" herself, Jennifer Holiday, R&B Soul legend Pattie Labelle, and the first lady of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin.


Currently, Melvin maintains a rigorous performance schedule while continuing to serve various institutions and academic organizations in different capacities. Last year, 2019, has been an extremely productive year for Melvin as a recording artist. He has recorded and appeared on more than 10 CD releases during 2019 making it even more evident just how blessed Calle Loiza Jazz Project was to have him create such amazing, outstanding performances on every song he recorded.

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