Wednesday December 12th at 8:30 – 10:30 pm
The OFFICIAL RELEASE of ADDICTED TO LOVE JONES
With LIVE Acoustic Performances!
** Free copy of album with admission**
Born and raised in Washington, DC, singer/songwriter Tamika “Love” Jones turned to music as an escape from the harsh realities of drugs and violence that surrounded her.
A young and timid Tamika, at the age of 11, was discovered when a classmate heard her singing a song so beautifully and ahead of her age and outed her to her teacher and classmates, who let her know that she could no longer keep her voice hidden. From then on, she began singing everywhere she went: singing in various gospel and jazz choirs in school, around the city and even directing her very own gospel ensemble at School Without Walls High School.
Eventually, Tamika caught the attention of Grammy-nominated producer and Bad Boy Hit Man Chucky Thompson, also a DC native. Chucky worked with Tamika for several years mentoring her on songwriting, recording and the music business, inviting her to work on projects with acclaimed artists like Faith Evans, Mya, Lil’ Kim, Tanya Blount, and Grammy-winning songwriter Denise Rich.
With other musical influences such as Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday she found that she was most at home with Jazz and Gospel while her love affair with Hip-Hop is what connected her to her peers and the younger generation.