SongVault Artist Profile
California, United States
Soul / Smooth Jazz
Mr. Kennis Jones is a gifted songwriter, artist, arranger and producer. He grew up in Chicago, Illinois, being raised in a musical family. His father sang with Sam Cook, Al Green and performed with the "Mighty Clouds of Joy".
Influenced by his upbringing, Kennis's music is rooted in R&B, Jazz, Blues and Funk. Kennis has himself written over four hundred songs and is registered with ASCAP as a writer and publisher.
For 5 years, Kennis was a songwriter exclusively for Smokey Robinson. Two memorable songs were recorded, "I'm Loving You Softly" and "If We're Gonna Act Like Lovers", the latter of which was on the sound track to his hit movie "BIG TIME" starring Jane Kennedy and Roger E. Mosley.