The trio was established in the spring of 2016. Members Jessica Kelly, Jackie Turner and James Caruso had previously played together with Aid to Navigation (2008-2016). When the group parted ways, the J’s came together to form It’s a J Thing. The group has a dynamic sound boasting vocals from lead singer Jessica Kelly, a unique and powerful sound from Jackie Turner’s violin and a solid core established by the guitar and singing of James Caruso. The group mixes in original tunes with a wide variety of cover songs spanning any music lover’s catalog.