Washington, DC native, Tamika Love Jones, is a singer, songwriter, and community activist who passionately shares her Melodic Thesis on life, love and triumph with heartfelt lyrics and enchanting melodies, that cross such genres as Jazz, Soul, Hip-Hop and Funk. Growing up in poverty, Tamika turned to music as an escape from the harsh realities of drugs and violence which overcame those in her surroundings. At the age of 11, a timid Tamika was discovered by her teacher and classmates, who let her know that she could no longer keep her voice hidden. From then on, Miss Love Jones began singing everywhere she went. In addition to releasing two Cd's of original music which are widely available and critically acclaimed, she has put in years of work performing around the country at such venues as The Kennedy Center, Carter Baron, Constitution Hall and The Blue Note among some of her favorite musical talents such as Zap Mama, Gordon Chambers, Maimouna Youssef, Marsha Ambrosius, Kindred Family Soul, Jaguar Wright and Amel Larrieux. She is also a resident artist at Columbia Height's community arts incubator, Bloombars, where she works on developing and facilitating interactive arts programming for youth and young children. With one look into the eyes of Tamika Love Jones, you can see the love and passion she has for music and her people, and in her songs you can hear the pain, struggles and triumph that makes Tamika stand out like a rose emerging from the concrete. Her only goal is to continue shining the unique light that God has given her so that she may continue playing her role in the strengthening and healing of her community and the world.