From California, all the way across the world to Madrid, Spain, Carmen Jones has thrilled audiences with her vocal power and versatility.Jones received years of formal vocal training and she has also shared the stage and recording studio with Jamie Foxx, Jeffrey Osborne, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Tramaine
Hawkins, and local music natives PC Munoz, Derrick Hall, Terrance Kelly and the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, MC
Hammer, Master P. and Dwayne Wiggins. After graduating from college as an adult student in 2012, Jones was inspired to share her music and vocal knowledge and began teaching lessons to both children and adults. In addition to teaching, she continues to perform and tour as a soloist with the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and as a lead vocalist with the R&B Funk band "DejaVu".
Jones’ easy-going, yet commanding nature and
her use of modern teaching technology (she opts to use an iPad and microphone in lieu of a piano),
provide each student with more efficient, specific "vocal goal based"
routines and therefore better overall lessons and progress.
Lessons are one hour in length and are available atStudio Déjà Vu, a quaint cottage in El Sobrante, California....or she can come to most "pet-free" locations (within 15 miles of Berkeley zip code, 94705).
skills teaching techniques, along with her notable C3 to C6 range
her to teach the following important vocal skills:
One hour lesson For TWO PEOPLE- only $30 per person, simply sign up and pay under one name and bring one person with you (they will pay you directly for their half). Also, use this option to schedule two people from the same family that want to take lessons together.
Simply sign up under ONE name and bring others with you to join the fun! (maximum 10 people total, including you) NOTE: they will pay you directly for their portion (i.e. $99 divided by number of people attending).
Available at Studio DejaVu in El Sobrante- A one-hour interactive vocal training with your vocal group, band singers,or choir. Minimum size of group is 11. Maximum size not to exceed 25. NOTE: they will pay you directly for their portion (i.e. $149 divided by number of people attending).
Simply sign up under ONE name and invite others with you to join the fun!
(maximum 10 people total, including you) NOTE: they will pay you
directly for their portion (i.e. $119 divided by number of people
A one-hour interactive vocal training with
your vocal group, band singers, or choir (your location within 15 miles of zip code,
94705). Minimum size of group is 5. Maximum size not to exceed 25. NOTE: they will pay you directly for their portion (i.e. $159 divided by number of people attending).
WANT TO GET PAID TO SING??!! Do you live in the San Francisco East Bay? Because sometimes life happens and her usual singers are unavailable, Carmen Jones is always seeking soulful vocalists with the ability to sing soprano, alto, or tenor parts, hold strong harmony and stay on pitch, as well as perform occasional lead parts or duets. Band members range in age from 30-50. Paid rehearsals (in El Sobrante, and occasionally in Emeryville) with paid gigs. Rehearsals are usually on Sunday afternoons and usually take place for the 3-4 weeks prior to a scheduled show. Must be dependable, on time, and have the ability to receive text and email, with reliable transportation. While Carmen Jones and her band mainly perform a Tribute to Teena Marie, they also perform the original R&B music of Carmen Jones, and may perform contemporary Black Gospel music on occasion. To audition, simply schedule an appointment online. Once you have scheduled your audition, please email an mp3 or link to your music or videos to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For the audition you will be asked to perform with an instrumental version of your song of choice (please bring it with you) and you will be asked to perform scales and harmonies. You will also be shown some light choreography to perform.