Originally from Memphis, TN, Bernell Jones II is an NYC-based multi-instrumentalist experienced in multiple forms of Black American Music. At age ten, Bernell first picked up his primary instrument, the saxophone. This was a huge turning point in his life. However, his musical journey began at age six when he began playing piano. Although he doesn’t consider himself a professional pianist, it aided him in enhancing his compositional skills and his understanding of music. His compositions showcase a variety of musical influences from his upbringing such as gospel, jazz, blues, r&b, etc. He has worked with artists such as Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Philip Harper, Eric Bellinger, and more. He credits his style of playing to his teachers and mentors Greg Tardy and Vincent Herring. Bernell is currently an artist for P. Mauriat instruments with a saxophone endorsement.