Cynthia Jones is one of the most intriguing women in the gospel music industry today. She is a rarity and the soulful bold refreshment that's needed to fill an obvious void in the gospel music world where the effort to disguise or leave out the name of Jesus Christ is prevalent.
The Raleigh, NC native is the daughter of a minister, she comes from a family that is musically inclined and she is an active member of the Upper Room Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Dr. Patrick L Wooden Sr. She also serves on the Board of Directors of "Passage Home" which is an organization that provides housing for families taking immediate steps in the transition between homelessness or incarceration to self-sufficiency.
Cynthia has been writing and singing various styles of gospel music for many years, from traditional, contemporary to jazz. She wrote her first song when she was in the eighth grade, and in 2005 she decided to go back to the music that was in her heart and soul and released her third current project "Soulology".
Word about Cynthia Jones, the neo soul gospel singer began circulating throughout the media and top magazines such as Gospel Today, Gospel Truth, TCP Magazine, Gospel USA and a myriad of others, describing her as a masterful performer with a powerful unfiltered message that was touching hearts and reaching souls from all walks of life, and the comments from the Christian community were those from Christian neo soul music lovers that were grateful to finally have a genre of gospel music that they love and wanted to hear without having to compromise lyrically, because many of them thought they had to give up that style of music after accepting Christ, but through Cynthia's message in the music, it was evident that was not the case, she meant Kingdom business.
Since the release of Soulology, Cynthia has performed on concerts and tours with several major artist, such as The "One Church Tour", featuring, Smokie Norful, Kirk Carr, Vickie Yohe and Rizen, the "Hero Tour" featuring Kirk Franklin, Men of Standard, and Da Truth, The "Night of Praise and Worship Concert" featuring Fred Hammond and Martha Munizzi and Open Ear Christian Entertainment's "Super Sundays" featuring Lisa McClendon and Debra Killings, also since the release of Soulology, Cynthia was awarded the 2006 Prestige Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, she's was nominated for the 2007 Ensound Music Awards Female Vocalist of the Year, she received her first soundtrack film credit for the movie titled "Devine Intervention, and she filmed her first music video.
Recently in 2007, Cynthia Jones caught the attention of Bernie McLean, Vice President Of Kingdom Records, which is home to the Stellar Award Nominated Choir Shekinah Glory Ministry, after negotiations Cynthia signed a deal with Kingdom Records and a major distribution deal with Universal Music Christian Group.
With this union, her message, and music from her new "Gotta Soul" CD would be able to be heard as well as available nationwide at retail store everywhere April 29, 2008. But Cynthia's success was bound to happen, she knew what her calling was at a very young age when she gave her life to Christ.
Music has always been in Cynthia's blood, she was the substitute church pianist, organist, drummer, and praise and worship leader. As stated earlier, she wrote her first song in the eighth grade, it was originally written as a poem for a class assignment, then she began arranging music from the poems she had written and started singing them to her classmates, family and friends. Cynthia knew she had a message to deliver to the world so she put a group together called Cynthia Rice and Praise, then she hit the road singing anywhere she could, at anniversaries, local churches, community events, talent showcases, anywhere to get exposure.
Finally in the year of 2000, Cynthia's hard work and the fruits of labor began to pay off with the release of her debut project "Almost Midnight"; this project caught the eye of BET's Dr. Bobby Jones of the Bobby Jones Gospel Show, after appearing on the show, she began to open for several major gospel artists in the music industry such as Richard Smallwood, Donald Lawrence, Fred Hammond, Helen Baylor and many more. By the year of 2003, she released her sophomore project "Turn To You", this CD displayed Cynthia as a more seasoned artist, she was a featured act with Stellar Award Winner Tonex and then went on to signed with JAM Christian Concerts to tour with Kirk Franklin and Out of Eden on the Paramount's Theme Park Tours.
Cynthia's hunger for souls went far beyond singing, so after starting the first all female motorcycle group in Raleigh called the Ebony Angels, she used her love for riding motorcycles as a tool to witness and win souls to Christ, she founded an all female Christian motorcycle ministry called "Soul Patrol, yes, Cynthia is a veteran motorcyclists. She had the respect from several bikers and motorcycle groups, The National Association for Black Bikers highly respected Cynthia as well, they booked her for their Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Annual Myrtle Beach Bike Week Event, but Cynthia saw this more than just being asked to do a concert, she saw this as an opportunity to witness and minister through her music. So even if she didn't win every last soul that day, she knew she had at least planted a seed into the lives of some people who may never get another chance to hear about Jesus Christ.
Cynthia believes there are no limitations or boundaries when it comes to winning souls, she is on the radar alert as one of gospels' fierce ladies of neo soul that is reaching the lost in untapped areas through her genre of music, Cynthia Jones is truly about Kingdom business.