Whenever she sings, Eleanor “C-PASS” Jones makes a big splash. “Effervescent” and “multi-talented” are just two of the adjectives used to describe this popular jazz and spiritual song stylist who sings from her heart and soul.
Vocalist, Song-Stylist & Entertainer
Singing is both my love and my life. Not surprisingly, the first question I’m usually asked is, “What does ‘C-PASS’ mean?” C-PASS is an acronym I developed to always remind me of the standards I have set for myself and that I strive to achieve in every performance. I endeavor to deliver a class act that is polished, reflecting sophistication in both the complexity and technicality of my selections, and to deliver them with passion emanating from the depths of my soul. Thus: Class, Polish, And Sophisticated Soul.
I love singing! Singing is the way I communicate best. It is an outward expression of much of my emotion, inner thought, and feeling. I allow myself to become vulnerable to my audience through singing. This, to me, is true giving to others. Because I sing from my heart, I show my audience my true self. What you see and hear is me. I not only entertain; I give my listeners access to my soul. I use my voice to touch people personally and emotionally.
I’m a performer without attitude. Not glitzy, theatrical or motivated to achieve super stardom. I don’t use gimmicky, try to copy or imitate anyone else, or pretend to be someone I am not. I am genuine and sing for the purpose of enhancing other people’s lives. Thus, my own life is enhanced as well.
I feel privileged to have been blessed with the gift of music. I credit God with giving me a voice that can evoke a range of emotions and a sensitivity to write songs that touch people’s hearts. To see evidence of successful communication on the faces in my audience is my pure joy.
I have always loved to write and have been blessed with many talents. I read prolifically as a child and was fascinated with fairy tales. I wrote my first song, “Rain,” when in elementary school. I wrote, produced, directed, and acted in my first skit in high school.
My experience includes work as a Sunday school, middle school, and adult school teacher, secretary, senior financial manager, claims supervisor, free-lance calligrapher, independent hearing representative, administrative assistant, trust accountant, and a term as board member of a charter school.
I achieved the level of Competent Toastmaster in Toastmasters International and won many awards in several humorous speech competitions. I also trained and served as a judge in official Toastmasters International competitions.
My writing history include short stories and essays; poetry; handbooks, training and instruction manuals; skits and one-act plays; newsletters and articles; bio sketches; member profiles; and legal writings including by-laws, grant proposals, briefs, drafts of proposed legislation, appeals, and written arguments.
I prefer to write fiction because I am not fond of doing research!