Jazz Octets and jazz bassist Mimi Jones

Venue: Demonstration Hall 


On the scene for more than two decades as a bassist, vocalist, producer and even a filmmaker, Mimi Jones has compiled an impressive list of music endeavors on the jazz scene, including three CDs produced under her own label. As a Jazz Ambassador, she toured all over the world for the U.S. State Department.

General admission seating: $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, $5 students. 

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Born in New York City of parents from Barbados, and raised in the Bronx, Jones took up guitar at the age of 12 and studied classical guitar at the Harlem School of the Arts. She also studied percussion, songwriting, voice, drums and dance. Jones switched to cello after being accepted at the LaGuardia High School of Music and Art, where she later played bass in the school jazz band. She received a full scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music and has studied with Lisle Atkinson, Ron Carter, Linda McKnight, Milton Hinton, Dr. Billy Taylor, Yusef Lateef, Max Roach, Maria Schneider, and Guillermo Edgehill.

Jones has toured Africa, Europe, Russia, China, South and Central America, and the Caribbean as a U.S. Jazz Ambassador. Her work as a side woman includes gigs with Kenny Barron, Frank Ocean, Dianne Reeves, Tia Fuller, Ingrid Jensen, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Marc Cary, Toshi Reagon, Rachel Z, Sean Jones, Ravi Coltrane, and Terri Lyne Carrington. 

Learn more about Mimi Jones at her website.

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