Caroline Jones’ The Heart is Smart Initiative (T.H.I.S.) & School Tour
Caroline Jones is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, radio show host, author & founder of The Heart is Smart Initiative, a curriculum and school tour that uplifts, inspires, and provides students a medium of expression through music. Caroline has conducted her acoustic, storytelling-based performance, songwriting & vocal performance workshops, & student showcases at schools & universities across America, including Andover, Exeter, Choate, Hotchkiss, Taft, Rhodes College & University of Virginia. Recently, Caroline has partnered with Sonima Foundation and Identity founder Stedman Graham to bring T.H.I.S. program to schools in underserved communities on the “Live Sonima Tour”.
Caroline’s radio show “Art & Soul” airs monthly on Sirius XM’s Coffeehouse and delves “into the art of songwriting to the soul of the song” with guest singer/songwriters including Butch Walker, James Bay & Steve Cropper.
Performance Resume: Julliard, Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Café Carlyle, Russian Tea Room & Feinstein’s. Caroline has shared bills with James Taylor, Deepak Chopra, Beach Boys, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, Ani DiFranco, Ziggy Marley & The Wailers, Grace Potter, O.A.R. & Patti Smith at festivals such as Wanderlust, Greenwich Town Party & the New Jersey Folk Festival. She has performed The Star Spangled Banner for the New York Giants, Jets, Knicks, Miami Heat, Washington Redskins & presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Discography: Four self-penned & self-produced albums: Fallen Flower, Nice to Know You, Clean Dirt & The Heart is Smart. Singles “Closest Thing to You” & “Nice to Know You” charted #28 in FMQB’s Top 40 AC Chart & debuted on Sirius XM’s The Pulse respectively. The Heart is Smart,recorded in Nashville with an all-star band featuring Mac McAnally, features single “Prove You Right”.
Musical Background: Singer’s Forum founder Andy Anselmo trained Caroline classically in the Bel Canto operatic technique & American Songbook cabaret style. Under the management of Tommy Mottola, Caroline recorded her early compositions in New York & Nashville as a student at The Professional Children’s School.