Marland Jones AKA M.A.C.J is an upcoming music artist who was born and raised in Petersburg, Virginia. He is currently signed to his home record label, MAC.J Records and is also the founder, CEO, producer, and songwriter for the label. Considering that he is a college student at Norfolk State University, he manages to produce new material almost every day either in his dormitory or home studio in his hometown.
Although he doesn't showcase his singing much, his ability to play instruments, speaks for him. Marland loves music; that's just a fact. From music producing to live performing, Marland is very passionate about his craft. He makes his first debut with his singles "Get Ready" and "Light Flash".
He began playing piano at the age of 2 while being taught by his father, Marlow Jones. His first talent show took place at Prince George High School at the age of 5 and he won 1st place over nine performers in the talent show. Marland Jones and his father performed at various live events. At the age of 10, his father started a youtube account for him "fatdaddy23805." However, Marland was still developing his piano skills. He made 9 videos playing different genres of music. At the age of 11, Marland and his dad performed at their first Community Jazz Festival in Downtown Petersburg on Halifax Rd. They've been performing at the Community Jazz Festival over ten years, giving astonishing shows every year. Marland and his father continued traveling and performing at various events. Later on the years, Marland and his father began writing and producing songs together. They've written a few unreleased inspirational and RnB tunes.
They've built a home studio and named it "VAMStudio" (Voice & Mic Studio). Marland Jones began working on music instrumentals, mainly Gospel, Inspiration, and RnB. He then began to make a new YouTube account "Marland A. C. Jones" and make videos of himself playing piano on a majority of the music. Marland Jones's interest has been in Music Producing and Music Engineering.
While in Junior High School, he attended the Annual Alpha Phi Chapter Alumni Talent Show at Virginia State University where he performed "Round Midnight" by Thelonious Monk and places Honorable Mention. He's received the "Best Pianist Award" in Vernon Johns Junior High School. Marland continues to pursue his music career as well as attending a four-year college program to obtain a bachelor's degree in Music Media.