Jill Jones

Jill Jones is a writer, marketing nerd, actress, singer-songwriter, musician and recording artist most notably known to many as the blonde waitress in Purple Rain and the platinum blonde wearing a police hat in Prince’s, “1999” video. Her voice can be heard on songs “1999”, “Lady Cab Driver”, “Automatic” and “Free” from that album. She has written, recorded, and toured with Rick James, Teena Marie, Chic, Steve Winwood, Ronny Jordan, ‘The Last Emperor’ Oscar-winning composer and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto, to name a few.

But it is her backing vocal contributions on numerous Prince projects that left an indelible mark on the Paisley Park sound during the beginning of Prince’s epochal career. Her self-titled debut album Jill Jones and iconic award-winning video “Mia Bocca”, by French fashion photographer and director Jean Baptiste Mondino, released on Prince’s Paisley Park label in 1987, is STILL forever revered as THEE quintessential album born from his protégé musical marriages. Now out of print, bootlegged versions are rare collectibles.

Jill feels that her years of collaborative experience in the entertainment arts prepared and provided the foundation for instilling the importance to utilize the building blocks of cross-functional team involvement to develop and create great content. Her accomplishments outside of the music industry include her work in advertising and marketing, where she has been an integral part of successful procurement teams for Fortune 500 advertising agencies and marketing companies.

Today Jill spearheads the American division of German based Qonnexone, a collaborative workflow solutions audio and streaming system for professional recording studio environments and post-production houses. She is also a contributing writer for fashion magazine, Ubikwist.

Jill and her husband Frank split their time and their cat Ashley’s time, between the US and Jill’s husbands’ homeland of Germany. She has one daughter, UK recording artist, Azusena.