A native of Montclair, New Jersey has been singing since age four. Influenced by her parents' love for jazz and soul music, Shakera began performing and singing at every opportunity. Shakera moved to Philadelphia to attend Temple University's Esther Boyer College of Music, where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Music-concentration Jazz Voice. While attending Temple University, Shakera formed the Shakera Jones Quartet. Early performances consisted of mostly jazz standards with original arrangements.
During her studies for a Master's degree in Jazz Studies at the University of the Arts, Shakera began to focus on songwriting. Since then, she has developed a style all her own winning audiences with her sultry voice, impressive range, use of personal lyrics, groovy arrangements, and jazz/soul/hip-hop influenced accompaniment.
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
BA in Jazz Voice Performance from Temple University, MM in Jazz Studies from the University of the Arts, M.ED in
Educational Leadership from Antich McGregor. Available for private voice lessons during the weekends and
evenings during the week after 4 pm. Rate $60.00 for 1/2 hour and $80.00 for an hour.
I am able to teach younger children, teens, and adults which are student-focused lessons using breathing
exercises, vocal warm-ups, and can assist with selections of songs for the range of the voice.