Emily Christina Jones, born in Canada in 1979, is the daughter of European immigrants and youngest of 3 girls. She was raised in a family where music and reading were encouraged, and team sports and television were discouraged, and as a result became fascinated with music at an early age. Her father, a noted meteor physicist and multi-instrumentalist, especially inspired Emily, and passed on his tremendous passion for music to her.
As a teenager, in part motivated by her mother's love of classical music, she studied voice (Royal Conservatory lessons) with a trained opera singer, and was also a choir member, but paused in her vocal training at age 17, due to the demands of her studies, and soon began to re-direct her energy towards seriously collecting music, as she completed her computer science degree at university.
Miss Jones represents a refreshing escape from the modern electronic dance music landscape. Instead her sets are full of music with real instruments, bright songs, and swinging rhythms, that make your toes tap. Recognized for groovy, upbeat music matched with a glowing smile, Emily whisks you off (in style) to a sunny coastal town you've never heard of, where it's always summer, drinks have little paper umbrellas and you're never the only one dancing.
Her recipes for refined atmosphere are culled from the global jazz movement at large - from old greats, to fresh interpretations of jazz standards, splashed with many forms of Latin music, funk, jazzy hip-hop, organic house, and funky breakbeat, along with music from lesser-known modern jazz / bossa pioneers. From contemporary Finland, Germany, and Japan to the latest British and Italian jazz aimed squarely at the dance floor, Miss Jones has come forth to play records that few have heard and most fall instantly in love with.
In 2004, Emily started playing out at bars and clubs, and for the next
4 years Emily held multiple weekly/monthly DJ residencies in the
Ottawa, Canada region. Since 2007 she has also started playing
abroad, and has been invited to play clubs across Europe, in Belgium,
France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and the UK.
From March 2008 to June 2011, Emily transferred to Milan, Italy. During this time, her first 7" single, produced by Gerardo
Frisina, and featuring Emily's vocals, was released (2009, Schema Records), and she continued to play DJ sets across Italy and Europe. She was also a resident DJ at the renowned five-star Hotel Principe di Savoia, until leaving Milan in June 2011. Emily has now moved back to Ottawa, Canada, where she will be pursuing her MBA (International Development Concentration).