Jina Wright was born Jonessa Johnson in
Her first foray into learning an instrument herself came when she started to play the piano at just 3 years old. Later on she began to play trumpet, French horn, baritone and sousaphone, and drums. She utilized her talent by singing, & playing piano for local churches & trumpet at her own church. Jina began writing her own music at 8 years old and began putting her lyrics to music at age 10. She hasn’t stopped since.
After realizing that making music was her main goal, she began to showcase her talent in various talent shows across
Jina Wright is currently a part of a production team based out of
Jina refuses to think inside of a box. She believes that music speaks what cannot be expressed. She writes from personal experiences, other people’s experiences and things she observes. Her inspiration comes from many great musicians from Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, to great singers & songwriters like Kim Burrell, Prince, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Billy Holiday, Gladys Knight, the Clark Sisters as well as current producers like Brian Cox, Rodney Jerkins, Pharrell, Timbaland, Swizz Beats, Will.i.am., Kanye West.
Jina Wright is currently working on her first self entitled debut album. Some of the songs from that album can be found on her myspace page as well as her soundclick page where they can be downloaded for free.