Mimi Jones, multi talented bassist, vocalist and composer, brings her beacon of musical light to the world while embracing a positive future with her inspiring messages. Mimis elegant sound is an eclectic mix of genres based on a strong jazz foundation that leave room for funky bass grooves, world beat rhythms, and gentle textures. Her inspiring debut release CD, A New Day is bursting with original compositions seamlessly melting from one song to another and caressed by the warmth of Mimis sultry voice. The title of the CD speaks of embracing a changing world with a positive point of view while maintaining the courage to move forward just as the new persona and alter ego, Mimi Jones, was transformed from side man Miriam Sullivan in order to more appropriately express her own messages of change and future progression.
As a side man Miriam Sullivan (aka Mimi Jones) has shared the stage with such talents as the great Lionel Hampton, Roy Hargrove, Rachel Z, Sean Jones, Kenny Barron, Jesse Davis, Ingrid Jenson, Kevin Mahogany, Denis Charles, Joshua Redman and Onaje Allan Gumbs just to name a few. She currently plays in bands led by saxophonist, Tia Fuller and pianist Mala Waldron. Besides receiving a Bachelors of Music Degree from the Manhattan School of Music she also studied, attended workshops or mentored with Lisle Atkinson, Barry Harris, Ron Carter, Milt Hinton, Dr. Billy Taylor, Yusef Latif, Max Roach, and Latin bass techniques with Guillermo Edgehill. Mimi Jones and her band has recently performed at the Kennedy Center, the Blue Note NYC, and the Jazz Standard.
For more about Mimi Jones: www.MimiJonesMusic.com.