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Kevin Wendell Jones
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Kevin Wendell Jones at the B&K Music & Movie Awards Show
Born Kevin Wendell Jones
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Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Occupation
  • Composer
  • arranger
  • musician
  • record producer
  • sound designer
  • actor
  • author
Partner(s) Tia Cherie Polite
Children 1, Theresa Jones
Website kevinwendelljones.com

Kevin Wendell Jones (born July 1, 1967)[1] is an American composer, filmmaker, musician, and sound designer.

Early life and education[edit | edit source]

Kevin Wendell Jones was born 1967 in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the son of Althris Carter, and Ernest Campbell Jones. He has one younger sibling. Jones made his music debut at age five playing flute in school and at age nine playing the piano. He then attended Peabody Institute at age 10 for classical music and music theory. He attended Carver Vocational Technical High School and graduated in 1985. He entered into the US Army in 1986 as Multichannel Communications Equipment Operator. In 1987 while still in the military he met with CW2 Tommy Abernathy Sr. who formed a band called Essence. In 1988 they won The U.S. Army Battle of the Bands VII Corps USAREUR Showband Contest.[2][3]

In December 1988, Jones won the Ansbach, Germany Talent Show as a solo Instrumental Artist.[4]

In December 1988, the group Deja VU that consisted of Jones, John Mays, Stanley Morganfield, Timonthy Lynum,[5] Tangelia Johnson and Sherman Storey[6] won the Ansbach, Germany Showband competition.[7]

Jones performed on and produced his first CD: From Me, to You (2006).[8]

During Dragoncon 2011, Jones co-wrote the song Supergirl with Tia Cherie Polite that featured his daughter Theresa Jones as Lil MC Reese and Tia as MzTiyah.

He was admitted into the Cleveland Institute of Electronics in 2011 studying in Electronics Engineering.

In 2015 he teamed up with American filmmaker, Tia Cherie Polite of Black Rose Dagger Films as composer and sound designer he worked on the film, Dark Awakening as composer and sound designer.

Tia Cherie Polite and Kevin Wendell Jones at the Hudson Valley Film Festival

In 2016 Jones made his first directorial debut with The Journey of Tia.

In 2017 Cinemax sponsored the Urban Action Showcase and Expo[9] an all-action entertainment platform celebrating diversity and honoring the multicultural achievements within the blockbuster action genre, including adventure, fantasy, grindhouse, horror, sci-fi, and supernatural content. Tia Cherie Polite as the director and Kevin Wendell Jones as composer and sound designer won an award for their film, Age of the Warrior[10][11][12]

Discography[edit | edit source]

  • From Me, To You (2006)
  • Happy Birthday (2010)
  • Supergirl (2011) Featuring Lil MC Reese and MzTiyah
  • Hotmouth (2017) Featuring Kineen Mafa
  • Boppin (2017)
  • Come Back (2017)
  • Spanish Guitar (2017)
  • Taking Off (2017)
  • Bringin Back The Funk (2017)

Filmography[edit | edit source]

sound design & effects editor

Year Title Notes
2015 Dark Awakening
2016 The Interrogation
2016 The Journey of Tia
2017 The Defenders
2017 The White Room
2017 Age of the Warriors
2018 Run

Editor

Year Title Notes
2011 Supergirl music video
2015 Dark Awakening
2016 Dark Awakening II: Battle of Krotanna
2016 The Interrogation
2016 The Journey of Tia
2017 The Defenders

Producer

Year Title Notes
2011 Supergirl music video
2016 The Interrogation
2016 The Journey of Tia
2017 The Defenders

Composer

Year Title Notes
2011 Supergirl
2015 Dark Awakening
2016 Dark Awakening II: Battle of Krotanna
2016 The Interrogation
2016 The Journey of Tia
2017 the White Room
2017 Age of the Warriors
2017 The Defenders

Visual Effects

Year Title Notes
2015 Dark Awakening
2016 Dark Awakening II: Battle of Krotanna
2016 The Interrogation
2017 The White Room

Awards[edit | edit source]

  • Direct Monthly Online Film Festival 2016, for The Journey of Tia (short film): (Best Audience Award)[13]
  • International Independent Film Awards 2016, for The Journey of Tia (short film): (Honorable Mention)[14]
  • NYC Indie Film Awards 2016, The Interrogation (short film) : (Winner) Best Score[15]
  • Carmarthen Bay Film Festival, UK, for The Journey of Tia (short film): (Winner)[16]
  • Urban Action Showcase & Expo 2017, For The Age of the Warrior (short film) : (Winner Kung Fu Theater Contest: Best Action)[17]

References/Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. "Kevin Wendell Jones – United States Public Records". FamilySearch. 2014. 
  2. "Stars and Stripes Newspaper Archives". starsandstripes.newspaperarchive.com. Retrieved 2018-04-26. 
  3. Scheffman, Christopher (July 1988). "Essence". Stars and Stripes. 
  4. Written at Ansbach, Germany. "Community Notes". The Community Bridge. MILITARY COMMUNITY – VII CORPS. December 5, 1988. p. 10. 
  5. Schmader, David. "Last Days". The Stranger. Retrieved 2018-04-27. 
  6. "Eliel Sherman Storey's Page". www.thejazznetworkworldwide.com. Retrieved 2018-04-27. 
  7. Written at Ansbach Germany. "Community Notes". The Community Bridge. MILITARY COMMUNITY – VII CORPS. December 5, 1988. p. 10. 
  8. "Kevin Jones: From Me to You". Allmusic. 
  9. Obenson, Tambay A. (2015-11-06). "Cinemax Sponsors Urban Action Showcase and Expo, Beginning Sat Nov. 7 in New York City". IndieWire. Retrieved 2018-06-19. 
  10. "2017 UAS IAFF Winners". Urban Action Showcase and. Retrieved 2018-06-19. 
  11. Demetrius Angelo (2018-01-14), 2017 UASE HBO Cinemax Red carpet Reception set2, retrieved 2018-06-19 
  12. Demetrius Angelo (2018-03-02), 2017 HBO Red carpet Winner set 5, retrieved 2018-06-19 
  13. "Short Film Festival | DMOFF – Direct Monthly Online Film Festival". Short Film Festival | DMOFF – Direct Monthly Online Film Festival. Retrieved 2018-04-26. 
  14. "Honorable Mention". www.iifilmawards.com. Retrieved 2018-04-26. 
  15. "NYC Indie Film Awards". www.nycindiefilmawards.com. Retrieved 2018-04-26. 
  16. "Carmarthen Bay Film Festival Program 2017". Issuu. Retrieved 2018-04-26. 
  17. "2017 UAS IAFF Winners". Urban Action Showcase and. Retrieved 2018-05-02. 

External links[edit | edit source]

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