For over 30 years Glenn Jones has been using his gift to touch others in a way that only his voice can do. Just one listen to the proclaimed “Ambassador of Love” and you will know why the powerhouse vocalist and love song perfectionist has surpassed the test of time. Born in Jacksonville, FL, Jones began singing at the tender age of four in the Pentecostal church. He was the youngest of ten and the only one with musical talent. At the age of eight Glenn recorded his first single as lead singer for the gospel group “The Bivens Specials” who could be seen weekly on the local Ken Knight gospel show in Jacksonville.
As a young teenager, Glenn formed a group called “Glenn Jones & the Modulations” recording two Albums. While taking a break from the Modulations, he went on tour as lead singer with the world renowned “Soul Stirrers” who were most famous for laying the foundation for the legendary Sam Cook’s career. Four years later at the age of 18, he met gospel great, Rev. James Cleveland, who wasted no time signing him to Savoy Records. His first of several projects was entitled “With A Made Up Mind” which included three duets with Rev. Cleveland with Glenn writing seven songs.
Glenn’s undeniable vocal talent had now caught the attention of legendary jazz artist Norman Connors who convinced him to be a featured vocalist on his 1980 “Take It To The Limit“album. The second single from the album, “Melancholy Fire” was Glenn’s first crossover success to R&B, and his first of many chart-topping hits.
RCA was impressed and soon Glenn was signed as a solo artist releasing three albums with the label giving us hits like Show Me and I Am Somebody. In 1987, Glenn was signed to Jive records, where he wrote his signature song, “We’ve Only Just Begun”. Other hits like the #1 “Here I Go Again”, “Stay”, “I’ve been Searching” and “Baby Come Home”, continued to follow, rightfully establishing Glenn as the true “Ambassador of Love” that knows how to write, produce, sing, and present love songs that continue to surpass the test of time.
He has made musical magic with many powerful female vocalists, including Dionne Warwick (Theme Song from ABC’s Finder of Lost Loves) Regina Belle, Jean Carne and special requests for on stage guest appearances with greats such as the Queen herself, Aretha Franklin. But the truest vocal magic can be heard when Glenn and former label mate, gospel great, and wife of over 20 years, Genobia Jeter-Jones come together. The undeniable chemistry between the two can clearly be heard on singles like Don’t Walk Away, Where Is the Love, and Together.
Along his journey, Glenn combined his singing career with acting in various stage productions, including Sing Mahalia Sing with Jennifer Holiday, and David Payton’s When a Woman’s Fed Up.