Press Release: The Jones Family Singers Opens ArtPower’s New American Routes Series

Joanna Szu

La Jolla, CA—ArtPower and UC San Diego’s brand new American Routes series kicks off with the “must-see” (Rolling Stone) The Jones Family Singers on Wednesday, October 26, at 8 p.m. After almost three decades of tearing up the church circuit, the nine-member Jones Family Singers are reaching a global audience with their ecstatic gospel-funk. With force-of-nature vocalists and a vintage R&B rhythm section, this family of Texas-based powerhouses have wowed at South by Southwest, Lincoln Center, and beyond with spirit-lifting, hip-shaking “high-energy performances [that] are the living embodiment of the indelible connection between the black church and its rock and soul offspring” (Austin Chronicle). The performance takes place at The Loft at UC San Diego. Tickets are $23–35 and can be ordered online at or by phone at 858.534.TIXS (8497).

About The Jones Family Singers

A Texas-based gospel group with electric talent, The Jones Family Singers are “modern practitioners of a long musical tradition…infusing joyful and reverent songs with vintage soul, funk and R&B” (Wall Street Journal). Consisting in part of five sisters, two brothers, and their father the Bishop, The Jones Family Singers have been tearing up churches and festivals alike for over two decades. Their high-energy, dynamic, and irresistibly charismatic performances have captivated audiences at the Newport Folk Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, SXSW, and many other prestigious events and venues around the world.