A musician on paper, completing her study at Adelaide Conservatorium under the teaching of Connaitre Miller (conductor of US Afro Blue ensemble),Charmaine Jones is a tertiary lecturer in Jazz & a highly sought after educator in vocal/choral and performance techniques.
Charmaine's vocal prowess and musical ventures are as eclectic as the variety of industry greats she has had the pleasure of working with; Paul Grabowsky, Michael Buble, Naturally 7, Darlene Love, James Morrison, Leo Sayer to name a few.
Described as Adelaide's Vocal Darling, Charmaine's range is impressive and her vocal qualities are as unique as her repertoire. Ensemble 'Gospo' for who she arranges produces and directs, is a gospel-esque choral experience unlike anything the Southern Hemisphere has to offer (www.gospo.com.au). Jones is reputed for guitar duo, working with the likes of James Muller, James Sherlock, Doug Devries and Mike Bevan. JonesBevan have released two albums of jazz originals and standards receiving high public kudos & 4.5 stars in 'The National'.
Cabaret & Cupcakes, with pianist Matthew Carey, is a programme creating an awareness in juniors for a variety of musical styles. Featuring Adelaide youth, this venture lines up with Charmaine's passion is to create opportunities within SA for music and musicians of any age. Hence the development of 2015's new choir, The Jones Commentary - an educational offshoot of Gospo Enterprises, (an entertainment company owned by Charmaine and business partner Ben Gillard) - encouraging anyone who enjoys singing the ability to learn and gain professional performance opportunities.
Taking on ethos from student & mentor, Australian chef Maggie Beer, Charmaine sees age as no barrier to achieve goals, grow new skills, build relationships and community stability, through music and create a generation of people that stand confidant in their expression of this art form.