Jonna Marie, a New York City native, has been playing music since the age of 10 years old. She was taught how to play the piano and guitar with guidance from her father and has had professional vocal training for over 10 years. After a few years past, she was yearning to learn more. She then became involved with audio engineering and started producing her own music. Her experience started with her father's old 4 track tape recorder and eventually evolved into the Digital Audio Workstation known as Pro Tools 12. When she turned 17, Jonna formed a band on Staten Island called The MJs. They have been professionally performing at venues, bars, and restaurants ever since. This has increased her passion for performing, writing, and collaborating with other artists. Having to self manage her band, she has gained many communicative skills that have taught her to create relationships and market properly.
About 2 years ago, Jonna had a reversion back into her Catholic faith. Before then, her faith took up a small portion of her every day life. This is what led her to dive deeper into the spiritual aspect of her music. Her two passions started to collide: music and faith were united into one. To Jonna, Christian music is such a unique form of prayer. She is convinced that faith in God is the true remedy for those who are mentally, physically, and spiritually ill. A lot of people are brought back to their core beliefs in God through music. Music is a language that speaks like none other.
Much of her most recent work is based upon stories about God transforming her life and the different lessons she had to learn. Jonna states, "It's all in His hands. Nothing on this earth alone can fulfill that desire of happiness we each have in our hearts" and that "We must use the gifts He has given us to glorify and praise Him."
Her single, More To Me, was released on July 6th of 2018. More To Me is the first story on the timeline of how Jonna found God, although she didn't know that when she wrote this song. On April 12th, Jonna released her debut EP - Darkness Lights, which tells the story of her rapid conversion. Jonna states, "Over the past two years, my original music has been focused on the story of my conversion back to my Catholic-Christian faith. These songs reveal my journey back to a life lived for God, along with the sufferings & crosses that I found along the way. I found that my gift of music needed to be used for a greater good - that good being our Creator. I hope that through sharing my story, you are able to find more meaning to your own life. I pray that you can connect to my experiences and know that there is a Hope and Purpose or each and every one of you out there listening."