Detroit Tenor Player Performs a Free Concert Saturday, Dec. 7
Walker|West invites you to a free concert by Detroit tenor saxophonist De’Sean Jones Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. A reception, with complimentary food and beverages provided by the Twist Davis Group (Revival and In-Bloom restaurants), precedes the concert at 6 p.m.
The concert is the final of four free performances in the Rondo Community Music Series, made possible by the Harlan Boss Foundation for the Arts and the Rondo Community Land Trust More Jazz on Selby Initiative.
Saturday, December 7
6:00 p.m., Reception; 7:30 p.m., Concert
760 Selby Ave., St. Paul
Free and open to the public
If you plan to attend, please call 651-224-2929 or RSVP online.
About De’Sean Jones
De’Sean Jones is an artist who is on a path to becoming a part of Detroit’s great musical legacy. Mentored by the legendary jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave and electronic music pioneer “Mad” Mike Banks of UR (Underground Resistance), De’Sean is well versed in the tradition of jazz as well as the experimental sounds of the future. Since graduating from the Detroit School of Fine and Performing Arts, De’Sean has gone on to tour the world, perform and record with notable names in Gospel: Karen Clark Sheard & Kierra “KiKi” Sheard; Jazz: Christian McBride; and HipHop: Rick Ross. In addition to performing alongside music Icon Stevie Wonder for New Years Eve 2011, De’Sean continues to assert his musical voice with his 2011 album release entitled “De’Sean Jones: Septet” and followed up 2013 release “The Knomadik Project” and 2015’s “Knomadik Reverence.”
De’Sean is best known for having a colorfully rich tone coupled with a powerful sound that renders high energy musical experiences. Featured in De’Sean’s music is the essence of Jazz, Heavy Metal, Hip-Hop and Electronic Music. Having debuted at the 2008 Detroit International Jazz Festival, Jones continues to actively perform across the country with his band “De’Sean Jones & Knomadik”.
As a member of UR (Underground Resistance) since 2007, he performs globally with experimental electronic music groups “ÐIII” w/(DJ Mark Flash & Jon Dixon), Time Line w/(“Mad” Mike Banks & Jon Dixon) and “Galaxy2Galaxy”, which completed a world tour in 2011.
“His playing displays an expansive musicality. His rich powerful tone is emotionally and stylistically balanced.” — Detroit’s Dirty Dog Cafe
“Knomadik Reverence is a hybrid of jazz, techno, and elements of rock demands that listeners be open-minded.” — Detroit Music Factory
About The Rondo Community & This Music Series
Beginning in the 1910s and 1920s, the Rondo Community experienced a social and cultural boom. Music and theater flourished. African-American churches, businesses, and schools set down roots, creating a strong community. The construction of Interstate 94 between 1956 and 1968 cut the community in half, displacing over 700 residents, and fracturing Rondo’s identity as a cultural center.
With the support of the Harlan Boss Foundation for the Arts and the Rondo Land Trust: More Jazz on Selby initiative, Walker|West presents this four-month series as a way to bring back the social and cultural boom of the old Rondo Community. This inaugural series focuses on bringing the community together through music.
Walker|West creates a music learning community rooted in the African-American cultural experience, where people of all ages and backgrounds can gather, explore and grow through music.