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Sunday Night Jazz ft. The Sharon Jones Sextet
Sun, May 26 @ 6:00 pm
Doors at 5pm | Show at 6pm | All Ages
About Sharon Jones
On this special holiday weekend night Sharon Jones will be paying tribute to the likes of Dinah Washington, Shirley Horn, Ray Charles, and Carmen McRae.
An entertainer in the classical sense of the word, Sharon’s versatility allows her to communicate with audiences in any setting. With her band, Sharon gives a riff-driven high-energy Jazz, R&B and Blues performance that gets the crowds instantly engaged. Her passion for performance radiates, and her expressiveness embraces her audiences. Ending Sharon’s concerts is a challenge as the audience begs for more!
Portsmouth Spotlight magazine has named her a Portsmouth Gem!
Ms. Jones will be backed up this night by our own Press Room Trio, UNH Professor Nate Jorgensen, and Seacoast legend Charlie Jennison.
Sharon Jones: Vocals | Charlie Jennison: Saxes | Nate Jorgensen: Saxes | Ryan Parker: Piano | Keala Keameheiwa: Bass | Les Harris Jr: Drums
About Sunday Night Jazz
As legendary as The Press Room itself, the Sunday Night Jazz series has been a staple of the Seacoast jazz scene almost forty years. Born out of Press Room founder Jay Smith’s admiration for pianist Tommy Gallant, the weekly series boasted a house rhythm section of Gallant, Jim Howe, and Les Harris Sr. Across hundreds and hundreds of shows, the trio backed a rotating cast of local, regional, and nationally-recognized players.
For the past decade pianist Ryan Parker has carried the torch, bringing the storied tradition to a new generation of players and listeners, and showcasing some of the best jazz in the Seacoast at The Press Room every Sunday night. Current house band, featuring Ryan Parker, bassist Keala Kaumeheiwa, and drummer Les Harris. Jr., lays down the rhythm most evenings.