As a founding member of All-4-One, Jamie Jones has been an integral part of Platinum-selling releases that feature some of the biggest R&B hits of all time. He’s toured all over the planet, performed for world leaders, won a Grammy Award, spent months atop the Billboard charts, and had a song on the soundtrack of an animated Disney feature. Though he’s still an active member of All-4-One, Jones has also managed an impressive solo career and has found success behind the scenes with The Heavyweights production company. Before he was part of renditions of hit songs like “I Swear” and “I Can Love You Like That,” Jones was turning heads and building a reputation with his vocal performances in church.

Prior to setting out on tour with members of 98 Degrees and O-Town as part of “A Boy Band Christmas” (which comes to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, December 20), Jones spoke with My First Band host Tyler Maas about the format of the upcoming seasonal show, his recent solo output, his production work, and what’s to come. Of course, they also talked about his early artistic efforts, the formation of All-4-One, the group’s rapid rise to worldwide consciousness, highlights from his accomplished career, and unforgettable experiences he’s had with the likes of Stevie Wonder and Prince.

My First Band is sponsored by Mystery Room Mastering and Lakefront Brewery. The show is edited by Jared Blohm. You can listen to My First Band on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and wherever else you get podcasts. You can also listen to rebroadcasts of previous My First Band episodes on WMSE every Wednesday from noon to 12:30 p.m. CST. Music used in this episode comes courtesy of Devils Teeth (“The Junction Street Eight Tigers”) and Jamie Jones (“All I Want”).