Tarra Conner jones is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Edward Waters College. Tarra spent twenty years providing education to children ranging from daycare to fifth grade. In her final assignment, she was a professional development facilitator with the Duval County Public Schools. In 2014, Tarra decided to take a leap of faith and pursue a professional career in her passion...theater! That leap of faith led to performing in Sarasota, Florida, Shanghai, China, and eventually a relocation to NYC in 2018. Tarra Conner jones is best known for her powerhouse voice and captivating presence. Her most notable works include: Chicago The Musical (Matron Morton), Ain’t Misbehavin (Nell), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Ma Rainey), The Color Purple (Sofia/Church Lady Darlene), The Wiz (Evilene), Dreamgirls (Effie), Shrek the Musical (Dragon, Mama Ogre/Bear), and Here Is Love (an original work). She is a gifted singer and performer that has a sound and style all her own. Tarra blossomed as an artist during her time in Shanghai, China. While there, she was a contracted singer at Shake and Heydey. She performed classic jazz and R&B during those 6 months.
Tarra is grateful to be living and thriving in NYC, booking show after show, and pursuing a goal of being on the Broadway stage!
Tarra Conner jones is charitable to The American Lung Association in memory of her mother, Ms. Chonita G. Conner, who cheers for her girl from the wings of heaven. Every performance is dedicated to her memory.
Ain't Misbehavin` "Tarra Conner jones has a voice that is startlingly reminiscent of the original Broadway cast's Nell Carter. She's a stand-out in every number she's a part of, such as "Cash For Your Trash," a patriotic ditty from 1941, urging all Americans not to be wasteful as part of the war effort. Jones begins the song playing a shy, brand new ingénue, and ends by bringing the house down her powerful voice." ~Erica Cataldi-Roberts Broadway World, June 2018