Born: February 3 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
Eugenie Jones first appeared on the jazz scene in Seattle, WA. She currently performs in the Seattle/Portland area sharing straight ahead jazz as well as original compositions that offer infectious rhythms and provocative lyrical phrasing.
Audiences entertained in intimate jazz clubs and exclusive restaurants rave over her sound and described her uniquely sultry voice as one that they could listen to all night.
Nine of the eleven tunes on the release are original compositions showcasing the unique individuality and style of a vocalist with mad skills and unlimited potential not only as a singer but as an accomplished lyricist. A near perfect ebb and flow permeates the release as Jones makes that transition from straight ahead singer to lyrical poet look effortless. The original All The King's Men is a ballad that will tug at the heartstrings of even the most cynical critic while the covers of My Funny Valentine and the Paul Desmond gem Take Five are joyous reharms that breath new life into some timeless classics. The joyous A Good Day is another Jones original which opens the release and sits the table for an incredibly entertaining outing performed by a vocalist that should start turning some heads in short order. Brent Black @Critical Jazz
Jones, “has a voice that covers words like pieces of silk covering precious stones. But she never overdoes it, never overflows with emotion, never goes too high or too low, but always sings with a restraint that’s cosmopolitan, yet not soulless. Charles Mundede, Associate Editor, The Stranger, Seattle, WA