Advance tickets: $15 / $25 at the door
Bronx Arts Ensemble will celebrate Women’s History Month with a performance by Mimi Jones and her latest project The Black Madonna featuring Jones, Leonor Falcon, Nir Felder, and Darrian Douglas. Almost all of the pieces in this contemporary jazz concert are composed by Jones, whose music is a fusion of styles including jazz, funk, folk, and rock.
Mimi Jones, bass/vocals
Nir Felder, guitar
Darrian Douglas, drums
Leonor Falcon, viola
Bassist/vocalist/producer/filmmaker Mimi Jones is a sidewoman with an impressive coterie of musicians and leader with three CDs on her own label, (Hot Tone Music) featuring the Mimi Jones Band. Her newest release, Feet in the Mud, refers to “being true to one’s own self, despite your race, age, gender, size,” Jones says. Jones is supported by notable musicians pianist Jon Cowherd, drummer Jonathan Barber and saxophonist Samir Zarif.
Born in New York City of parents from Barbados and raised in the Bronx, Jones is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music. She has studied with Lisle Atkinson, Ron Carter, Linda McKnight, Milton Hinton and others. She has toured extensively throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and the Caribbean Islands, and is recognized as a U.S. Jazz Ambassador. Her vast work as a sidewoman includes collaboration with Kenny Barron, Frank Ocean, Dianne Reeves, Tia Fuller, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Marc Cary, Toshi Reagon, Rachel Z, Sean Jones, Ravi Coltrane and Terri Lyne Carrington’s Grammy Award-winning Mosaic Project.
Jones also serves as co-director with Arco Iris Sandoval of the D.O.M.E. Experience, a multimedia project created to inspire its audience to become aware of environmental and social issues, within the community and globally, through choreography, composition, and cinematography.
Web Sites: www.mimijonesmusic.com, www.hottonemusic.com
Twitter: @mimijonesmusic, @HotToneMusic