Friday, February 24th, 2017
ASU Kerr Cultural Center
6110 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Young, energetic and talented vocalist Nayo Jones deftly explores genres from jazz to soul with an authenticity and intuition that belies her age. Garnering comparisons to artists like Billie Holiday, Roberta Flack and Natalie Cole, Jones innate ability to charm audiences has made her a favorite at famed events like the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. She also performs on tour as a featured singer with trumpeter and New Orleans jazz icon Kermit Ruffins. Jones will be joined by Elan Trotman (sax), quickly becoming one of jazzs most thrilling and emotive performers to shine and push boundaries as a composer, performer, teacher and recording artist.