In the studio, I create everydayMUSIC for everydayPEOPLE with passion, soul, and love in every note. With a love for mixing genres to create life changing music.
I've worked behind scenes as a writer and singer for local artist in the Chicago area (On and off stage). Crafting hooks and arranging vocals for emcees and other vocals. I was featured on the Stellar Award winning and Grammy nominated album from Pastor Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago titled Best of Both Worlds on worship song entitled “Close To You”. The same album also had featured solos from vocal heavyweights including Anita Wilson, Karen Clark-Sheard, and Bishop Paul Morton. In addition, I've done session work on Charles Jenkins follow up album "Any Given Sunday".
I released my debut solo album, Conversations, released on April 14th, 2017, is a document of discussions he has had about women, God, family, and people he has met in his life journey. Conversations, co-produced by Jones and Lamar “Juslove” Smith, incorporates musical elements from Jazz, Gospel, R&B/Soul, and Alternative Music that are well blended to provide a unique listening experience with Isaiah’s creative approach to music.
Areas of expertise:
- Session/Demo Singing
- Vocal Production
- Background Vocals
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Interview with Isaiah Jones
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I did studio work with Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago on both "The Best of Both Worlds" and "Any Given Sunday". I did studio work and I was one of the lead vocalist. In addition, I co-wrote and featured on AbstrakMind's lastest album entitled "Muse" and D2G's album entitled "Short Summer, Long Winters".
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently building up my catalog, waiting to shop my material.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because it's the only thing I can work by myself.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise write, create, and treat your music with the same care that I would if were working on my own project.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: When someone hears the finished product of what they asked for. Smiling from ear to ear in pure excitement.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can I be a part of the process? Yes, you can be a part of it. Even though I'm creating this work of art, I still need your guide in bringing you vision to life.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That all of this is easy to do.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you looking for? What are you struggling with? What is your budget? What is the deadline?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be as detailed as possible. The more that you open, that better the music I can create to bring to life your vision.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Microphone Interface Computer with Protools Monitors Headphones
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been singing all my life and I've been writing songs for 10 plus years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I make everyday music for everyday people. Music that people can relate to.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Justin Timberlake, I feel like he moves from genre to genre effortless. He has the best production and the best team behind he. I love his stage show.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Save all you're ideas because you never know what you can use in the long run.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B/Soul R&B Comtemperary R&B Urban Gospel Neo-Soul
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Songwriting Singing background vocals Demoing song Melodies
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the perfect blend of old school pure vocals and new school swag.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Concepts I get my song ideas from television shows, movies, and conversations with others. Lyrics Melodies I normally listen to a track and freestyle a couple of passes to get multiple melodies. After that I play them back to see what melodies would fit better for each section of the song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Blue Microphones Bluebird Cardioid Condenser Microphone Scarlett Focusrite 2i2 2nd Gen Interface Macbook Pro ProTools (DAW) Studio Monitors Studio Headphones
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by Michael Jackson, Donny Hathaway, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Babyface, Rico Love, and 1500 or Nothin'.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Session/Demo Singing Vocal Production Songwriting Background Vocals Concepts Melodies