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Knomadik featuring De'Sean Jones

Thursday, 15 June 2017 - 8:00pm

 

Detroit saxophonist DE’SEAN JONES is a world renowned musician, for his powerhouse sound and unique approach to jazz. He’s played with STEVIE WONDER, RICK ROSS & CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE and was last seen at The Continental with the incredible GREG SPERO QUARTET.  

 

Confidence and talent have taken De’Sean Jones far in the last decade and a half, a long road that started with a casual bet between De’Sean and his father.
 
Just 12 years old at the time, and having only dabbled in music up to that point, De’Sean heard the music of Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. Intrigued, but not intimidated, his reaction was “I can do that.” To his surprise, the elder Jones called his bluff by purchasing a saxophone and gave the young man six months to prove himself. The rest is Detroit music history, still in the making.
 
A prodigy on tenor sax, Jones participated in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's civic jazz program, attended the Detroit School for the Fine and Performing Arts and the prestigious Oberlin Conservatory. He also studied under renowned jazz bassist Rodney Whitaker both through the DSO and Michigan State University.
 
 
His mentors entered his life early, leading him into the folds of Detroit’s weighty jazz scene at the age of 15. As a teenager Jones played with such notables as the late-great Gerald Wilson, Donald Walden and Lawrence Williams. But it was Detroit jazz icon, Marcus Belgrave that left the deepest imprint on his musical soul.
 
He’s toured the world with numerous acts including Stevie Wonder, The Clark Sisters, Yolanda Adams and Faith Evans.
 
Not yet 30 years old, De’Sean Jones is making music beyond his years, and if “Knomadik Reverence” is any indication, his talent and confidence aren’t showing any signs of slowing down. “[A] roarin’ young lion,” according to music writer and jazz aficionado Charles Latimer, who says De’Sean “…can make his tenor swing and sing at the very same time.”
 
Yep. He can do that.
 
Catch KNOMADIK featuring DE'SEAN JONES here on Thursday 15th June, 2017, Doors open at 8pm. #
 
Tickets are £10 and are available online from SEE Tickets, Skiddle, and WeGotTickets
 
Also from Continental bar (01772 499 425) & Action Records (01772 884 772) 
 
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