Brightnie Jones, a talented singer/songwriter, has been singing since the age of two. With her mother as her first vocal coach, Brightnie recalls the first time she learned to harmonize and how she would imitate what she heard on the radio.
Brightnie's greatest joy is singing for the Lord and the company and support of her family. At the age of 14 Brightnie began her music ministry as a worship team member and then a worship leader at Fortress Bible Church, Mt.Vernon, NY. Learning the responsibilities of leadership taught her that she can truly "do all things through Christ”.
Her testimony of trusting in God continues today. Although Gospel is Brightnie's first love, she is classically trained and holds a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from Nyack College in New York City and a Masters in vocal performance from the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. While attending Nyack , she participated in several chapel services, and sang at several churches in and around the New York City area. She has toured with the Nyack College NYC Chorale as a soloist in the United States, Italy and South Korea.
Brightnie also sings with “Chapter 2”, an ensemble group that performed with Josh Groban, Alicia Keys, Charice Pempengco and many others. She has also toured with the Golden Gospel Singers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Her focus now is on promoting her first album which debuted in September 2009 and releasing her sophomore album at the end of this year (2011). Brightnie's biggest influences for music and ministry are, Cece winans, Yolanda Adams and Mary-Mary. These and many other artists affect her unique style and sound. She aims to be a graceful and well-rounded artist and songwriter, bringing glory to God through music. Brightnie's lyrics are from the heart and reflect her relationship with God. Her goal, is to share her music around the world and to “…encourage God's people the way He continually encourages me.” The "It's Time/Get Ready" album is available on itunes, Cdbaby.com, and Amazon.com.