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Jazz Bridge Presents Mimi Jones In Society Hill On Thursday, May 17th!

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Appearing at Jazz at the Playhouse for the last concert of this season is bassist/vocalist Mimi Jones and her band featuring Shirazetti Tinnin on drums and pianist Rachel Eckroth at the Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. 8th Street in Philadelphia on May 17th. One Show: 7:30-9 p.m. Admission: $10/$5 for students. No advance sales. For info: 215-517-8337 or 856-858-8914. Parking is right across the street.

Jazz Bridge, a 501C3 nonprofit that assists our local jazz and blues musicians in crisis, is sponsoring this concert.

Mimi Jones, multifaceted bassist, vocalist and composer, brings her beacon of musical light to the world while embracing a positive future with her inspiring messages. Mimi’s elegant sound is an eclectic mix of genres based on a strong jazz foundation that leave room for funky bass grooves, world beat rhythms, and gentle textures. Her inspiring debut release CD, A New Day is bursting with original compositions seamlessly melting from one song to another and caressed by the warmth of Mimi’s sultry voice. The title of the CD speaks of embracing a changing world with a positive point of view while maintaining the courage to move forward just as the new persona and alter ego, Mimi Jones, was transformed from Miriam Sullivan in order to more appropriately express her own messages of change and future progression. Mimi Jones has shared the stage with such talents as the great Lionel Hampton, Roy Hargrove, Rachel Z, Sean Jones, Kenny Barron, Jesse Davis, Ingrid Jensen, Kevin Mahogany, Denis Charles, Tia Fuller and Onaje Allan Gumbs, just to name a few. Besides receiving a Bachelor’s of Music Degree from the Manhattan School of Music she also studied, attended workshops or mentored with Lisle Atkinson, Barry Harris, Ron Carter, Milt Hinton, Dr. Billy Taylor, Yusef Latif, Max Roach, and Latin bass techniques with Guillermo Edgehill. The Mimi Jones Band has performed at the Jazz Standard, the Blue Note, and the Kennedy Center, Dizzy' s Coca Cola.

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