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WILLIE JONES III QUINTET SET TO APPEAR AT SMOKE JAZZ & SUPPER CLUB


This Friday night in New York City promises to be unforgettable. The hard-driving drummer & bandleader,Willie Jones III slides in for one-night only,three dinner sets. August 21, 1st set begins at 7:30pm.

Drummer Willie Jones III
Drummer Willie Jones III

Willie Jones III, one of the hardest swinging drummers in modern jazz, is an important bandleader who leads groups that have irresistible chemistry. He has worked with an extensive list of major jazz artists including extended stints with Roy Hargrove, Arturo Sandoval, and Hank Jones. He’s also a noted record producer and label owner who has released several critically acclaimed albums as a leader. The New York Times states,     “He comes from a line of percussive descent established by Kenny Clark, and later modified by Philly Joe Jones; he’s more than comfortable with polyrhythms, but it’s straight-forward swing that suits him best.” Joining Jones, is the all-star lineup of Jeremy Pelt, Ralph Moore, Eric Reed, and Gerald Cannon.

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Smoke is New York City’s number one boutique jazz & supper club; Voted “Best Jazz Club” by NY Magazine this music room offers award winning Jazz nightly      http://www.smokejazz.com

2751 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
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STRINGS OF SOUL WITH JAZZ GUITARIST JACQUES LESURE


posted by Robert J. Carmack  #blues2jazzguy

L-R George Benson,Paul Jackson,Jr., Jacques Lesure
L-R George Benson,Paul Jackson,Jr., Jacques Lesure

Shown here with his brethren of the “Git’ Box,”  jazz man Jacques Lesure trading road stories , flats and sharps, and whats on tap for the next Jacques Lesure CD. Left to Right, Grammy winner George Benson, Paul Jackson Jr and Jacques. Noted Jazz Drummer, Willie Jones III , president at WJ3 Records announced the release date as sometime in the spring of 2015 , possibly April stated,  Ed Lovell, Lesure’s longtime friend and manager. Jacques Lesure’s sophomore  CD on WJ3 Records will feature Jones III hitting drums, but also composition contributions from journeymen jazz artists, Donald Brown (grammy nominated pianist) and Eric Wyatt. Jacques Lesure, a Los Angles-based guitarist is originally from Detroit, Michigan; home of the famous Motown sound. Jacques attributes his sense of style and signature sound to his development in Detroit. “Growing up in Motown, you can’t help but be influenced by some of the greats like Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Burrell, Betty Carter; great gospel artists such as The Clark Sisters, The Winans  and  singer Fred Hammond, they’re all from Detroit” said Jacques Lesure.