Jina Wright was born Jonessa Johnson in Prentiss, Mississippi on August 3, 1983. The development of her unique style is the result of a lifetime of musical influence. Growing up in a talented musical family meant that Jina Wright was always surrounded by different forms of music. Her mother was an elementary & high school music teacher, taught private piano lessons, & was the minister of music for several churches in the area. Her parents exposed her to a wealth of music as a child, all of which influenced her development.
Her first foray into learning an instrument herself came when she started to play the piano at just 3 years old. Later on she began to play trumpet, French horn, baritone and sousaphone, and drums. She utilized her talent by singing, & playing piano for local churches & trumpet at her own church. Jina began writing her own music at 8 years old and began putting her lyrics to music at age 10. She hasn’t stopped since.
After realizing that making music was her main goal, she began to showcase her talent in various talent shows across Mississippi. After high school she became a member of the Florida A&M University Marching 100 where she continued to play trumpet. As her confidence grew and her style developed, she soon decided to compete on a collegiate talent level and began performing in talent shows at Florida A&M Univerisity as well as other off campus talent showcases. After seeing and receiving numerous accolades for her performances she decided to go after her dream of becoming a producer/singer/songwriter.
Jina refuses to think inside of a box. She believes that music speaks what cannot be expressed. She writes from personal experiences, other people’s experiences and things she observes. Her inspiration comes from many great musicians from Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, to great singers & songwriters like Kim Burrell, Prince, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Billy Holiday, Gladys Knight, the Clark Sisters as well as current producers like Brian Cox, Rodney Jerkins, Pharrell, Timbaland, Swizz Beats, Will.i.am., Kanye West.
Jina Wright is currently a part of a production team based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she utilizes her writing skills. She has also just recently established her own production label along with two brothers(Da Sip Productions,LLC).