Kelly Jones is a hearing impaired, R&B/Soul musician, songwriter,producer,singer,pianist,teacher,photographer, a wife and a mother of 3.
Kelly was born on the Hill District and raised in East Liberty of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated with an Associate and Bachelor in the Science of Music and Arts. Kelly played the piano since 3 years of age , after her parents discovered, she was born with a severe hearing loss. After wearing her first set of hearing aids, Kelly followed her mother's singing footsteps by playing piano & singing by ear. Kelly is a huge fan of Walt Disney's movies because of its colorful & musical arts then became a music lover. At the age of 21 in 2003, both of Kelly's grandparents deceased a month apart. She,then,took her musical experience seriously starting in 2004. In 2005,Kelly studied piano, the history & theory of music and sang in the alto range in the community college choir. In 2007, she graduated with Associates in Music at Community College of Allegheny County of Pittsburgh,PA (CCAC).
In 2008, she transferred to Chatham University of Pittsburgh PA and graduated with a Bachelor in Science of Music & Arts in 2010. In 2008-2010, she sang in the saprano2/alto range in Chatham's choir. 2009, she performed her first piano solo " Dreams" and first piano/voice duet " Nothing you can do" ft Maryam Abdul Qawiyy, created by Kelly,at the Chatham University's Choir cabaret. Shortly after she graduated, she became a mother along with her reunited middle school sweetheart and newlywed husband. She decided to put her dreams on hold ,yet, continued to practice, produce and teach music along with her two sons and daughter.
Since 2012, Kelly became an independent piano and voice instructor for Takelessons and created her own musical business teaching at Kellz. Music. Piano. studio at her home. Since 2014 til, she started her practiced in music performing at the Open Mic Jams Avenue Lounge in New Kensington and hope to better her performance to an expectations of a great local artist in the city of Pittsburgh.