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Monday, September 24, 2007

US Embassy Jazz

on Tuesday, September 25, 8:00 p.m. at the Gardens, Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. The event will feature U.S. jazz vocalist Jackie Jones along with Jamaica's Harold Davis and Friends and Maurice Charles.

Jackie Jones is a talented American artist who carries the jazz legacy to new lengths. She brings renewed vitality and energy to a grand tradition of musical innovation and virtuosity. Jones is a graduate of Rutgers University where she had formal music education at the Mason Gross School of the Arts. There she trained under such noteworthy jazz talents as pianist Kenny Barron, drummer Keith Copeland, vibraphonist Steve Nelson and bassist Larry Ridley. Ms. Jones has electrified audiences from New York City to Germany and has opened for the legendary Lou Rawls. Her greatest vocal influences are anchored in the tradition of jazz song stylists Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson and Etta Jones

Good to see the folks at US Embassy returning to jazz & blues - their offerings in the past (Jazz Sabroson, Sista Monica etc) have been of high quality. this is one to look forward to

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