november, 2019

21nov6:30 pm- 9:00 pmAlex Hiele Paris Jazz Combo Featuring Vocalist Jackie Jones

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Alex Hiele Paris Jazz Combo Featuring Vocalist Jackie Jones LIVE!!

At The Art of Sound

Starting Thursday, November 21st at 6:30 pm, concert at 7pm, guests will be offered light refreshments and fare as they settle-in for an intimate evening with Alex Hiele Paris Jazz Combo Featuring Vocalist Jackie Jones LIVE!, for the ever-popular, yet best kept secret, “The Art of Sound Unplugged.

Jackie Jones, delivers a brand of performance excellence and professionalism that places her among an elite category of vocalists of exceptional caliber and unsurpassed capability.

Her presence on the greater Newark/New Brunswick/New York Metro jazz scene is nothing short of prolific – it speaks volumes about what she has achieved since her emergence in the late 70’s and early 80’s — a musical journey that has carried her to destinations near and afar.

A product of the Jazz program at Rutgers University – she studied with a coalition of legendary talents led by bassist Dr. Larry Ridley, pianist Kenny Barron, alto saxophonist James Spaulding, vibraphonist Steve Nelson and drummer Keith Copeland who established a program of world renown during the late 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, Jackie received a solid foundation in composition and performance at the Mason Gross School of the Arts while earning a degree in psychology. A Newark native, she is a graduate of the fabled Arts High School where she studied flute and vocals – her fellow alumnus, a few decades her senior, is none other than the legendary vocalist Sarah Vaughan.

Among her career achievements, Jackie has been blessed to establish musical associations with many noteworthy talents including: appearing as the opening act for Lou Rawls, as well as performing with a host of jazz luminaries such as — saxophonist Houston Person, vibraphonist Roy Ayers, pianist Nat Adderley, guitarist Jimmy Ponder, Bassist Christian McBride and drummers Winard Harper and Cecil Brooks, III. Her abundant talents have carried her overseas to perform at festivals in Russia, Berlin and Switzerland while at home, she makes regular appearances at local music festivals.

Jackie is imbued with a generosity of spirit that evokes humility, grace and poise – she shares a mutual affection and cordiality for her audience who respond in – kind to her seasoned — well – balanced repertoire – she brings to her artistry a constantly refreshing youthful vitality – simply put, she has established an intimate rapport with audiences and is poised to soar to greater heights of acclaim and wider recognition.

Jackie has earned her place among the ranking vocalists of the day — it is precisely because her music informs and empowers — engaging and elevating the listener with her warm, charismatic, spirited delivery – her fresh interpretations of standard, popular and original material enthralls audiences and leave them eager for more – Her signature tune “My Funny Valentine” speaks to a singer willing to bear her soul without reservation —  she’s a “singer’s singer” whose heartfelt treatments of jazz and popular songbooks – echoes  upon the legacies of the legendary constellation of vocal royalty — her artistry commands the listener’s attention and establishes her art as uniquely ubiquitous and distinctive.

Jackie Jones independently produced CD “Part of Me” which is available on her website www.jackiejones.com.

Alexandre Hiele is from Paris and moved to the US in 2005. He has been playing all over the globe with French, American, Russian and African Musicians, (Moscow, Berlin, London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, New York) studied at the conservatory of Paris and quickly became the city’s most in demand bass player. He toured in Europe in a quartet featuring Mark Turner in 96, toured in Europe with the spirit of life ensemble featuring Ted Curson, recorded three albums with French singer Mina Agossi ,co-rote an album featuring, Russian French and American musicians in 2003. Alex co-rote an album featuring French and Malian musicians in 2000. He also led a classical trio featuring Russian violinist Alexei Aigui playing a mix of Haydn, Frank Zappa and Jimmy Hendrix pieces. Alex was also very active in the underground Parisian scene from the mid 90’s to 2005 and teaching at the conservatory.  In the US he played at the Cape May festival, the West Oak Lane festival in Philadelphia, as well as New York Clubs, Jazz Standards Joe’s Pub, The Bitter End, Cleopatra’s Needle, Tonic, The Cutting Room and Sweet Rhythm.  Alexandre is influenced by all the Jazz greats, rock and classical composers and is currently writing arrangements on Cole Porter’s music.

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(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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