Mar 15, 2024

10:55pm – 11:10pm CT


Raw, passionate, unique. These are just a few words to describe the musical talent of songstress, Carvena Jones. Born and raised in the heart of Jackson, MS, Carvena was raised in a loving yet challenging environment. Facing many unforeseen traumatic events as an early child, she found solace in her church, where her earliest memory of music came from. Sitting in the church pews, a young Carvena would watch her aunts and uncles lead the choir solos, inspiring her to pour her pain and life experiences into song. At age 16, Carvena decided to pursue music full time, finding an outlet to express herself freely and find inspiration through any circumstance she faced.
As Carvena was finding her sound in her teenage years, she was inspired by many of the greats. Carvena credits Whitney Houston’s ability to make you feel every single word, Brandy's ear and approach to music, Prince’s musicality, Michael Jackson’s ethic and faithfulness towards the craft and Kim Burrell’s musical ear as shaping her into the artist we know and love, today. At 18 years old, Carvena received her first taste of success with a song placement on a signed artist. This placement opened the door for more opportunit

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Jackson, MS, United States
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