Jamar Jones is a multi-disciplinary jazz concert pianist, expressive arts presenter, and college professor. A native of Philadelphia, PA, Jamar Jones, according to Jonathon Sprinkles, "is a guy that has been a part of all of our lives in some way without us realizing it."
Recognized as a child prodigy, Jamar started playing the piano at the age of 4 years old when his mother purchased a piano for the home following the death of his father in 1981. The piano that was purchased from the Cunningham Piano Company in Philadelphia "became the tool through which I would express all my emotion" states Jones. After attending initial study at the West Oak Lane School of Music, Jamar quickly progressed to being recognized as a young gifted performer through winning the best soloist awards at several stage band competitions in junior high. Eventually, the recognition for Jamar Jones as a dominating young performer would lead to an invitation to be a part of the City of Philadelphia's premier high school jazz students' Philadelphia All-city Jazz Band. It was his participation in the All-city Band that led to his induction to the Grammy All-American High School Jazz Band in 1994 and 1995.
Since 1997, when he produced his first song with Philadelphia powerhouse singing group Boyz II Men, Jamar has garnered credits on a very impressive list of music, television, and film projects. However in 2018, Jamar finally released his acclaimed debut musical recording work Fatherless Child on Patti Labelle’s GPE Records imprint with Orchard/Sony. Fatherless Child offers a beautiful narrative of Jones’ personal experience with his piano, a relationship forged at the age of four after the death of his father from Leukemia. Beautiful vocal performances by guest artists are woven between emotional instrumentals. The first single, featuring Glenn Lewis, “Searching for Answers,” was written by Jones and multi-platinum award-winning songwriter and singer Montell Jordan.