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Mimi Jones to perform at Evening of Jazz and Wine

On April 25th at 6:30 p.m., WAER will present the annual Jazz and Wine fundraiser in partnership with the Community Folk Art Center. This year's event will feature the talented bassist and vocalist, Mimi Jones. Jones played in Syracuse last year as part of Tia Fuller's ensemble at WAER's Jazz Appreciation Month concert last year. This time around, Jones is showcasing her unique individual talents as a performer and composer.


Jones was born and raised in New York City, where she began playing the bass during high school. She then went on to study at the Manhattan School of Music. Since then, she has been touring and collaborating with a number of renowned artists, such as Lionel Hampton, Roy Hargrove, Sean Jones, and Kenny Barron. Jones has performed throughout the United States, as well as Europe, and has traveled to five continents as a United States Jazz Ambassador.


She went on to debut her record, "A New Day", in 2009. The record portrays themes of optimism and warmth. Says Norman Munroe of the Jamaica Observer, "She has developed a style that is smooth, sure, uncomplicated, but with a sensuous touch." Jones is currently working on her second record.


This event is sponsored by National Grid and University College of Syracuse University. More details about the show can be found here.

I joined the WAER team during my freshman year at Syracuse University, largely unsure of what I planned to study. Since then, working with the station has allowed me to understand with more confidence and clarity what I wish to do with the rest of my life. It has been my pleasure to complete creative projects alongside a team as inspired as the WAER staff. On the way, I have, oddly enough, found a genuine passion for design. Thanks to my continuing work at WAER, I intend to complete a degree in Graphic Design and Information Management & Technology. I am very grateful that WAER has afforded me the exciting opportunity to explore these disciplines in a professional environment.