2nd Overture- A 'proper' soul album and another to be filed in the candidates for album of the year which comes as no surprise as they are Grammy nominated songwriters.” - Editor

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Helen Bruner & Terry Jones

New Album 2nd Overture

Grammy®-Nominated Helen Bruner & Terry Jones Release 2nd Overture

Album Dedicated to Their Moms Released in Time for Mother’s Day


(PHILADELPHIA, PA) – Today, Grammy®-nominated Helen Bruner & Terry Jones announced the release date of their highly anticipated album, 2nd Overture. The first single, “I Can’t Call It” dropped on iTunes this week with the full album being released on April 28th.


The dynamic duo revealed that the title of the album represents a new chapter in their lives after experiencing significant loss. Jones' mother, the late soul icon Linda Jones who recorded the R&B classic “Hypnotized”, passed away at age 27 when Terry was a child. Bruner's mother, who played a pivotal role in the women’s lives and career, also passed away. With this latest loss, they had to learn how to navigate this new normal, without a mothers' guidance and support.


"In essence, it is as if we are starting over with a different heart and mind creatively, not having my mom as our anchor – hence the title 2nd Overture," Bruner said.


The album features 11 soulful tracks that showcase powerful harmonies and electrifying performances. On majority of 2nd Overture, Bruner plays almost all the musical parts. “Ever Stop To Think”, features guest keyboardist, Junius Bervine (Lauren Hill, Anthony Hamilton, Pharrell); “Livin’ You” features 6x Grammy® nominated drummer, Marcus Baylor (The Baylor Project, Yellow Jackets); and Grammy® winning Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra violinist, Alexandra Cutler-Fetkewicz, is featured on the title track. The album, produced and written by Bruner & Jones, showcases their incredible vocal range and musical versatility – from soul-stirring ballads to up-tempo beats. "We poured our hearts and souls into this album, and we hope music fans will feel that when they listen to it," said Jones.


2nd Overture is available for pre-order on April 17, 2023, on iTunes and will be available for download on all digital platforms on April 28, 2023. The duo begins touring in NYC on April 21, 2023, at the legendary SOBs.





Helen Bruner and Terry Jones are a Grammy®-nominated duo, producers, songwriters and vocalists. Jones has worked on recordings for Grammy® winners including Celine Dion and Gloria Estefan and is the featured vocalist on the Redman and Method Man's platinum seller "How High". Bruner wrote and produced her critically acclaimed album “Have You Heard About It" on the Cardiac/Virgin label. They both wrote and produced the song "Get To Know Me" that won a Grammy® for Best Children's Album.


The duo has toured internationally and performed at venues such as the Mann Music Center (Philadelphia), SOBs (New York City), NJPAC (Newark NJ), Ministry of Sound (London), The New York Bar, and Club Yellow (Tokyo). They were also hand-picked to perform at the inaugural 2014 Grammy® Festival at Sea "Women Who Rock", performing alongside iconic performers Heart and Emmylou Harris. They also directed the musical segment for the NJ Hall of Fame PBS Special honoring the legendary late Labelle member Sarah Dash in October of 2021.


Bruner & Jones own and operate Philerzy Entertainment LLC, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They both served as Presidents of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Recording Academy and have served as National Trustees of the Recording Academy. Currently, Jones is the National Co-Chair of Membership and a Trustee of The Recording Academy.

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