Starling Jones, Jr., a native of Columbus, MS and Armed Forces Veteran (ARMY) currently residing in the Atlanta area.
Starling started playing the piano at the age of 12. Starling was active in his home church of Zion Gate Missionary Baptist Church, (Columbus, MS) Pastored by James A. Boyd. as a Jr. Deacon, Musician and Choir Member. Starling participated in talent shows, Gospel Choir Concerts, Plays, Musicals and also took piano lessons in High School. Starling also played the piano at the Local Baptist Conventions and Conferences.
Starling has over 20 years of musical experience and has trained under many teachers and musicians as well as attended musical workshops to produce his own unique sound. Starling is the founder of SmoothChords(dot)com, an online piano lessons website.
Some of Starling's accomplishments are as follows:
•HCC Band Scholarships (Bells and Bass Drum)
•Musical Service Awards From Various Churches
- Min. Malcolm Speed, Min. Bryan Wilson, Elder Sammy James
- "More Than a Conqueror", Faith Outreach Christian Life Center Mass Choir, Co-Produced, 2000.
- "Starling Sounds Vol 1", Instrumental Music, 2003.
- "Mastered First", Instrumental Music, 2007.
Several of Starling's influences are Ben Tankard, Timothy Wright, Hezekiah Walker, Richard Smallwood and James Cleveland.