Alana Nabors (Vocals) –
Alana Nabors is a true jazz soul singer with a natural talent that has been honed through years of practice and performances. Her playful and interesting style is influenced by her upbringing in a family of singers and multi-instrumentalists, and her love for music has been present since she was a child. She began singing in church, and her passion for music led her to explore different genres, including choir and musical theater.
Alana’s interest in guitar was sparked by her father’s blues guitar skills, and she began playing at the age of 16. After high school, she played in several bands and solo shows, always staying true to her soulful style. Eventually, her musical journey took her to Los Angeles, where she fell in love with the city and began performing at every opportunity.
Her performances are known for their captivating energy and stage presence, with every note out of her mouth carrying the passion and soul that defines her music. Alana’s talent and hard work have led her to write and perform with several projects, including her original pop/R&B trio, Body Talk, who plan to release their first EP in the summer.
Alana Nabors is an amazing and talented jazz soul singer whose performances are not to be missed. Her passion for music is infectious, and her natural talent shines through in every note she sings.
Chuck Orozco (Drums) –
Chuck started ripping on the drums as a teenager in Hoboken, New Jersey the home of Frank Sinatra. Of course being from Jersey City, New Jersey (Oi that’s a lot of JERSEY) was a big influence on his playing. In the beginning his biggest influences were Mitch Mitchell of Jimi Hendrix and John Bonham of Led Zeppelin. After playing in alternative bands and metal bands himself he went to go see a 4 hour Parliament-Funkadelic show at Studio 54 in NYC. This changed his playing and then began to play tons of funk, listening to Sly Stone, The Meters, James Brown, Chaka Khan, Prince, Rick James and started his focus on playing funk. Later jazz pervaded his life including artists such as Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and John Coltrane. Not only his surroundings but his environment was also a big influence on him and his musical tastes, playing in many different stylistic bands throughout the years of living in the New York metropolitan area playing venues including- Webster Hall, The Bowery Ball Room, The world famous CBGB’s, Maxwell’s (Hoboken), The Speak Easy and Kenny’s Castaways in Greenwich Village.
After performing with the Pendulum Theatre Company at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland for a little over a month long show, composing and performing music, he moved to the Los Angeles Metro area, played in original and cover bands, then decided to form the group he now plays with Missus Jones and resides in Hermosa Beach, CA. “My many influences have enabled me to play in the Winehouse project. Being versatile is a must in this band. That and how to make a good Manhattan.”
STEVE CRANE (GUITAR) –
Steve Crane’s musical journey is a testament to his talent, hard work, and perseverance. Despite not coming from a musical family, he found his passion for the guitar and pursued it relentlessly, quickly gaining knowledge and skills that propelled him onto the open mic night scene at just 16 years old in The City of Sisterly Love, Philadelphia where he was born.
His musical heroes and idols, such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Eric Clapton, inspired him to continue honing his craft, leading him to attend the prestigious Berklee School of Music for guitar performance and music business. There, he was exposed to a wide variety of music and incredible musicians, which helped him develop his unique style and approach to playing the guitar.
After college, Steve moved to LA to pursue his dream of becoming a professional musician. He collaborated with singer-songwriters and did short tours with famous bands like Gene Loves Jezebel. He also landed a gig on a cruise ship, traveling the world and entertaining many audiences worldwide.
Now, as a member of the Missus Jones band, Steve brings his years of experience, stylistic integrity, and charismatic stage presence to every performance. His talent and dedication to his craft make him an invaluable and true asset addition to this amazing band.
Jarrett Han (Bass) –
While growing up in Miami, Jarrett was introduced to the world of music at a young age by his family, who were all musically inclined. His father started him on drum lessons, but it wasn’t until he discovered the bass that he found his true calling and now holds down the full time position for Missus Jones.
Jarrett was influenced by a diverse range of artists growing up, from the jazz fusion sounds of Weather Report to the soulful melodies of Sade, the progressive rock of Tool, and the classic pop rock of Billy Joel. His passion for music led him to tour extensively across the United States, playing with different bands and styles of music, which ultimately shaped his current style of playing.
Prior to becoming a member of Missus Jones, Jarrett had experience playing bass in a variety of bands and musical endeavors, showcasing his talents all across the country. with Missus Jones, his role as a bassist is pivotal, providing the solid foundation for the band’s groove. Anyone who sees a Missus Jones show will know that Jarrett is a true master of the bass, specializing in both fingerstyle and slap bass techniques.
When he’s not busy with his musical career, Jarrett enjoys indulging in his other passions, which include exotic foods and fine dining, unique cocktails, mens fashion, and graphic design. He is always on the lookout for new recipes to try and is often experimenting with different mixology techniques. With a keen eye for fashion and design, he also enjoys exploring the latest trends and styles.
James Barmore Jr (Background Vocals)-
A talented vocalist and musician, James hails from the musically-rich city of Detroit, Michigan. Growing up in a church environment, James was surrounded by music from an early age, which fueled his love for it. His musical influences include Fred Hammond, Luther Vandross, and Anita Baker, whose styles he integrated into his own unique style of playing.
With over a decade of listening, learning, and integrating music, James has become a seasoned performer, having performed with top artists such as Chance The Rapper, John Legend, and Usher. He also has an active indie career as a singer.In Missus Jones, James serves as a supporting vocalist, bringing his signature “Oos and Ahhs” to the band’s well-known sound. When he’s not performing, James is also a healer, offering services such as tarot, apothecary, and ritual. Currently based in North Hollywood, California, James continues to spread his musical talent and passion, while also exploring his interests outside of the music world.
Tym Brown (Background Vocals)-
Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, Tym Brown discovered his love for music at a young age while singing in his church choir. He later transitioned into theater and began exploring a variety of musical genres that would shape his current style. Brown’s musical influences range from Kirk Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Brian McKnight, The Temptations, to television theme songs. It was his love for music in general that allowed him to pull from the vast amount of artists and develop his own unique style. Before joining Missus Jones, Tym Brown played with a number of different bands such as The Detroit Nights, Jazz Mafia, Crossroads Collective, and Braided. He was also a member of the boyband tribute group DoubleTake and sang background for artists like BTS, Daryl Coley, and Peabo Bryson. Brown has even had the honor of opening for legendary artists like Smokey Robinson and Walk the Moon. Outside of his musical career, Tym Brown is also an actor and writer. He has attended Burning Man for over 10 years and considers it a major passion of his. With his vast experience and diverse musical background, Tym Brown brings a unique sound and energy to Missus Jones as a background singer.