January 16, 1962 |
Paterson, New Jersey, United States
|Genres||R&B, Soul, Dance-Pop|
|Associated acts||En Vogue|
|Website||EV Maxine Jones|
Maxine Jones (born January 16, 1962 in Paterson, New Jersey) is one of the original members of the R&B singing group En Vogue. She originally left the group in 2001 to spend time with her daughter. Jones rejoined En Vogue on a permanent basis in the third quarter of 2004. In July 2012 she left the group along with Dawn Robinson. She also appeared as a judge in Paramount Idol, alongside Bruce Flohr and Andy Waldeck.
As a member of En Vogue, Maxine was credited as the member with the "Motown" voice. It seemed as perfect reasoning, since she stated in many interviews that her musical influences: Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Patti Labelle, Tina Turner, and Gladys Knight all had musical careers although some were not Motown artists. Maxine has a wide vocal range, spanning between 3-5 octaves, making her quite versatile within the group. In group harmonies, Maxine usually sings the "bottom" or the lowest key in the harmony.
- 1990 - "Lies"
- 1992 - "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)"
- 1992 - "Free Your Mind"
- 1993 - "Give It Up, Turn It Loose"
- 1994 - "Whatta Man"
- 1996 - "Don't Let Go (Love)"
- 1997 - "Whatever"
- 1997 - "Too Gone, Too Long"
- 2000 - "Riddle"
In addition to singing, Jones and her sisters have a general goods business. She currently resides in Charlottesville with her daughter. Her sister Rose Hill, who is a well known artist also resides in Charlottesville.
- "En Vogue Acrimony Worsens". EUR/Electronic Urban Report. August 20, 2012.
- "Paramount Idol finale's a show to build a dream on". The Daily Progress. May 18, 2012.
- "En Vogue at Vapor". The Times-Union. February 2, 2012.
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