Nayo Jones Experience: French Quarter Festival

"Nayo Jones (pronounced Nīyō) was born in Chicago, Illinois into a family of musicians and destined to be in show business. Her parents noticed her musical gift at an early age.  As an accomplished jazz musician and music educator, her father William “Doc” Jones groomed and nurtured her natural ability from the very beginning. Thanks to her father’s love of jazz, Ms. Jones grew up listening to standards that proved to be a solid foundation and would later become a signature in her own show.  Though she doesn’t play much any more, Nayo Jones is a classically trained flutist. She’d go on to compete on a state level throughout high school on into her college years.  Growing up Nayo Jones would even join her dad on stage to play with him and his jazz band.  Additionally, at her mother’s insistence, Jones sang in the gospel choir at church but would never take solos since she was and still is ironically very shy."

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