Eugenie Jones – Classic & Contemporary Jazz
For two nights only, Jazz Week Top-50 artist, Eugenie Jones will perform at Baur’s Listening Lounge. Based in the Seattle-area, Jones is the recipient of the coveted NW Vocalist of the Year and Recording of the Year award. Favorably reviewed by multiple media sources, including jazz industry standard Down Beat, Jones is distinguished as an exceptional vocalist and gifted lyricist. Music Appreciation Society and KUVO invite you, friends and family to a night of emotive, engaging classic and contemporary jazz with this unique vocalist.
Reminiscent in style and sophistication of iconic vocalists of the past, Jones classically performs mainstream jazz, but also brings listeners inside contemporary themes by sharing original tunes that have earned her recognition as a cleverly gifted lyricist. “In that overcrowded arena known as “female jazz singers”, Seattle-based Eugenie Jones manages to stand apart from the crowd. Ms. Jones has filled both of her outstanding albums with her own engaging compositions. This fact alone differentiates her as she is one of the very few African-American women singer-songwriters in jazz today” (C. Davenport, Curt’s Jazz).
Born and raised in West Virginia to parents who loved jazz, soul and R&B and to a mother who often sang around the house as well as in their church choir, Jones was exposed to a variety of musical foundations prior to making her professional debut as a jazz singer/songwriter in Seattle, WA. But with a career and master’s degree in business, it wasn’t until she lost her mother to cancer that she stepped into the world of music. “I can only describe my beginnings in jazz as a time of missing hearing my mother’s voice singing around the house and wondering within myself if I could do that – if I could sing.”
Now as a national recording artist, Jones has self-produced two primarily original vocal jazz projects that have made onto Jazz Week Review Top-50 list, been favorably reviewed by Down Beat and numerous industry critics, maintained #1 spots on CMJ charts, made many critics “Best of” lists and have been the foundation for sold out performances from Washington, DC to Seattle, WA.
Join us for one or both nights and you won’t be disappointed. Eugenie Jones has soul , class and a smooth and confident voice. Whether you’re a jazz lover or new to the genre, this performance is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Friday, August 26 :: 9PM & Saturday, August 27 :: 9PM
Eugenie Jones :: Classic & Contemporary Jazz
Baur’s Listening Lounge
Dinner Reservations: 303-615-4000
1512 Curtis Street
– “Impressive remarkable artist beaming with confidence and authority!” – K. Silsbee, Down Beat
– “A lady of many talents, composer, arranger, skillful vocalist, easy to love,” – M. Holsten, Jazziz
– “4★s This Seattle-based jazz singer is an empowered storyteller…voice is smooth and assured…with a pizzazz that makes her rhythm section sparkle.” – Nick Bewsey, ICON