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Magic Springs Concert Series "Coco Jones"

August 17, 2013

Location: Magic Springs Timberwood Amphitheater

Magic Springs Concert Series "Coco Jones"


Timberwood Amphitheater

1701 East Grand Ave


About Coco Jones

It would be hard to find another teen with the poise, chops, and confident charm of Coco Jones. The 15-year-old singer admits she never lets hurdles impede her drive to success – and at 5’ 9”, she’d just jump over them anyway. With her debut Hollywood Records EP, “Made Of,” she shows the world what her growing fan base already knows: Coco Jones is a spectacular talent of limitless potential.

Sound like hype? Consider: At age 9, Coco rocked the National Anthem before 40,000 Rams fans at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. A video of that performance went viral, caught the eye of Disney scouts, and in 2010, Coco emerged as a finalist on the Disney Channel’s “Next Big Thing.” Last year, she starred in the film, “Let It Shine,” which became the Disney Channel’s #1 original film of the year, racking up more than 5.7 million viewers. Her fresh talent attracted bookers for Essence Music Festival’s “New & Next” concert where she would then perform alongside Diggy Simmons in 2012.

Now, the video for “Holla at the DJ,” the EP’s debut single, surpassed 1.4 million views in a mere 2 months, and garnered praise from MTV news who likened Coco’s video performance to a “young Beyonce”. There’s something happening here, and her name is Coco Jones. “I describe my songs as a personal journal,” says the Tennessee native. “I like to write about relatable female empowerment.”

That spirit comes through on “Made Of.” The first single, “Holla at the DJ” is a brazen rap-R&B hybrid based on a true-life experience. “I would describe it as a very energetic, clubby song,” Coco notes. “When I first heard the song, I honestly related to it. Once, I was at a teen club and I had to tell the DJ over and over to play a certain song. I actually had to holla at the DJ.”