Salena Jones is a wonderful living jazz legend.
She grew up in New York in the company of musicians who too would become the legends.
Singing rhythm ‘n’ blues with her own band she was listed by Downbeat as “a most promising newcomer” together with Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald
Over the subsequent five decades, Salena Jones has been a central figure on the British jazz scene and has played everywhere, from Canada, throughout Europe, South Africa, South America, to the US and Japan.
Glamorous and beautiful, with her distinctive voice and relaxed style, she has sung with a breathtaking array of great jazz names, including Louis Armstrong, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Sarah Vaughan, Maynard Ferguson, Mark Murphy, Lionel Hampton, Kenny Burrell, Dudley Moore and, Antonio Carlos Jobim,
Salena`s recording career has reflected her ability to choose varied repertoire and move beyond jazz boundaries, recording 43 solo albums
Salena is accompanied by
Martin Shaw – trumpet,
Lewis Wright – vibraphone,
Rob Barron – piano,
Jules Jackson – double bass
Pete Cater – drums.
Check out this video of Salena.
“Salena Jones has a touch of Sarah Vaughan in her technique and a great feel for working intimate jazz venues. She packs a soulful and emotional punch live” – Time Out
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