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In 1987, after having spent seven years of his life surrounded by a musically talented family,Mrs. Darlene Jones felt that it was time for her youngest son, Keelan Jones, to nourish his musical talent. His mother’s encouragement materialized in her purchase of his first snare. According to Keelan, “after picking up the sticks and playing on my first snare, I never wanted to stop playing.”
The foundation of his talent, developing into a career, has proved to be his early but expansive experience playing at churches in Chicago, Illinois and surrounding metropolitan areas. He was frequently found playing at church functions and conventions, opening the windows of opportunity for the gift to make room for him on a consistent basis.
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