Kelly Jones is a folk/pop singer-songwriter, but her career reflects a kaleidoscope of collaborations beginning in New York City, and continuing in L.A. today. She began by building a loyal following in the East Village clubs, playing frequently at The Living Room and Rockwood Music Hall. Then in 2008, Jones began touring with renowned jazz drummer-composer Brian Blade (Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell), as a featured singer in his acclaimed band project Mama Rosa.
Around the same time, she started collaborating with noted songwriters Mike Viola (Ryan Adams, Jenny Lewis) and Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne), which led to her debut album, SheBang!. A classic pop fanatic’s dream, Power Popaholic called the record “a practically flawless 28 minutes of power pop.” Her most recent release Little Windows (2016), a collection of original duets with Teddy Thompson (son of Richard and Linda Thompson), achieved critical acclaim in the US and UK. Rollingstone.com called it “a whole career’s worth of sparkling pop gems and sober country ballads.”
Over the years, her musical collaborations have taken her across the US, Europe and Japan, but today Jones can more often be found singing for TV and film productions (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Disney), writing/recording songs, and teaching at Los Angeles College of Music.