Lyric Jones Presents: THE JONES EXPERIENCE 2018 | 30th Birthday Celebration w/ Masta Ace, Kevin Ross, Sa-Roc, JACK. Davey & more!
6010 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90035
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Music is her breath of fresh air,” close friends say about Lyric Jones. The Jones musical repertoire includes rapping, playing drums, singing, writing, producing and even DJ-ing a little. She dips into jazz, neo-soul and mainly hip-hop. But whatever she’s doing, she brings a presence like no other.
“All I want is the exhilaration of being on a stage,” Jones said. Her hunger definitely shows. She’s hungry for the crowd to feel her music as deeply as she does, her powerful, message-conscious lyrics spilling out of the speakers.
Indeed she “makes 'em have a Jones for Lyric”, being passionate, multi-faceted and strives to be indispensable. “Why not do it all? Why can’t I be an emcee, soul singer and jazz drummer? Music is music, I love Hip Hop, Jazz & Soul, so the world is gonna see it, know it and hear it.”
Originally from Boston MA, LJ began singing first. At a very young age, her first stints were in church, talent shows and community choirs . As a high school student, she was joint enrolled at Berklee College of Music in Boston; spent three years participating in their summer and academic year programs. It was at Berklee where Jones was known as everyone's “lil sis”, sponged from everyone and polished her natural ability as a performer and drummer and as an emcee.
Jones then moved to Georgia to study journalism full-time at The University of Georgia. At the same time in full pursuit of her music career as a hip hop artist; driving back and forth from Atlanta to Athens almost every weekend to rock various stages & festivals. On the mic, she's continuously gaining new fans and with her addictive energy and a stage presence that is beyond her years. Now living in Los Angeles and recently toured with Cali Agents, Jones' displays nothing but consistency in her grind. She's hard to miss, always smiling with her “Girl Next Door” aura. Lyric Jones is all things music, clearly a lover of all genres. Her influences range from Jill Scott, Ledisi, Georgia Anne Muldrow to Foreign Exchange, Nas & Pharoahe Monch.
This Emcee, Vocalist, Producer, Drummer hybrid already has cosigns from Sway Calloway, Chino XL, Fabolous, and Statik Seletah. She's independently worked with Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest, Esperanza Spalding and J-Live for her 1st album , "Jones St". Her song "Reasons Why" was picked up on MTV.com in 2013 and most recently she appeared on Sway In The Morning's "GET IN THE GAME" segment and won due to popular listener approval. She's incredible live as well and has rocked SXSW, A3C and other festivals a few times. Being one of the only one's in her lane to play drums while rapping, Jones is truly a treat to watch.
Long time Brooklyn, New York based hip-hop MC.
Member of Action (2), Crooklyn Dodgers, E.M.C. (4) and Masta Ace Incorporated.
Masta Ace made his debut in 1988 on Marley Marl's "In Control, Vol. 1" LP and then released his first album on Cold Chillin' Records. He later moved to Delicious Vinyl in 1993 and released 2 albums before taking a 3 year hiatus from the music industry. He eventually came back around 2001 to release the album "Disposable Arts" and followed up in 2004 with "A Long Hot Summer" released on the label he co-owns, M3 Macmil Music.
WHEN YOU FIRST MEET JACK YOU MAY NOT KNOW EXACTLY WHO SHE IS OR WHAT SHE HAS DONE TO GARNER SUCH PRAISE FROM HER PEERS. SHE IS THE GIRL WHO CAN WALK INTO A ROOM OF LEGENDS AND EFFORTLESSLY BLEND IN, DEMANDING ATTENTION WITHOUT SAYING ONE WORD. SHE COULD TALK PROUDLY ABOUT HER 20+ YEAR CAREER AS A PROFESSIONAL PERFORMER, HAVING SIGNED HER FIRST RECORDING CONTRACT WITH MCA AT THE AGE OF 9. SHE COULD BRAG ABOUT HER INFLUENCE ON ALTERNATIVE YOUTH CULTURE BY BLENDING GENRES AND DONNING WHAT THE NEW YORK TIMES ONCE CALLED, "A TORRENTIAL MOHAWK" BEFORE THE UNDERGROUND ROCKED THE MAINSTREAM TO ITS CORE. SHE COULD MENTION THAT HER UNPRECEDENTED BLOG SAVED THE LIVES OF MANY VOICELESS, YOUNG WEIRDOS. SHE COULD BRAG ABOUT SITTING FRONT ROW AND DJING FASHION WEEK SHOWS IN PARIS AND NEW YORK AT THE REQUEST OF MAJOR DESIGNERS BEFORE MUSICIANS WERE FASHION FIXTURES. she doesn't ramble off her growing songwriting catalog nor RUN THROUGH HER IMPRESSIVE LIST OF GIGS AS AN OPENING TOUR ACT FOR THE ROOTS, ERYKAH BADU, AND PRINCE. SURPRISINGLY, SHE'S THE QUIET ONE IN THE ROOM; HER EXTRA LARGE EYES ARE ALWAYS WIDE WITH A HINT OF INNOCENCE BEHIND THEIR GAZE. THIS INNOCENCE IS WHAT HAS KEPT HER AT THE TOP OF HER GAME FOR SO LONG. SHE IS ALWAYS SEARCHING, HUNTING, YEARNING, PERFECTING, STUDYING, CONQUERING, AND QUESTIONING. CONFIDENCE IS HER ONLY CRUTCH, AND IT'S A QUITE POWERFUL TOOL FOR A WOMAN WHO CAN EFFORTLESSLY MOVE THROUGH MANY ARTISTIC MEDIUMS AND SUCCEED WITHOUT COMPROMISING NOR APOLOGIZING FOR THE DEEP, DARK PARTS OF HER EVER-CHANGING -- AND TOO OFTEN, CONFUSING -- SELF. IT IS THIS BOLD AND UNAPOLOGETIC AWARENESS THAT HAS LED THIS "JACK OF ALL TRADES" TO THIS MOMENT IN TIME. ON THE VERGE OF REINVENTING HERSELF AS A SOLO ARTIST, JACK IS TURNING TRADITIONAL ROLES OF AGE, SEX, AND IDENTITY UPSIDE DOWN IN HER EQUAL PARTS HONEST, SEXUALLY SELF-DEPRECATING AND SARCASTIC WAY WITH AN ARRAY OF FORTHCOMING MUSIC, LITERARY, AND LIFESTYLE PROJECTS.
By way of St. Louis, MO, JACK was exposed to Classic Jazz and hints of late seventies Jazz Fusion before being introduced to eighties R&B and the new sound of Hip-Hop music. By the time she relocated to Los Angeles at the age of 8, her musical tastes and intense performance training landed her in an all-girl singing group that signed to MCA Records in the early-90s. Although this group never released any material, the studio and songwriting experience prepared JACK for what was to come. UPON MEETING LOS ANGELES PRODUCER, BROOK D'LEAU, IN HIGH SCHOOL THE TWO BEGAN MIXING THEIR DIVERSE MUSICAL INFLUENCES AS A DUO CALLED J*DAVEY. One of the original ALT-R&B PROGENITORS, AS PITCHFORK RECENTLY DESCRIBED, THE DUO RELEASED 7 INDEPENDENT ALBUMS AND TOURED WITH LEGENDARY ACTS LIKE THE ROOTS, ERYKAH BADU, AND PRINCE, AND MUSIC THEY CREATED OVER A DECADE AGO IS STILL BEING DISCOVERED BY NEW FANS AND LICENSED FOR CURRENT FILM AND TELEVISION PROJECTS.
IN ADDITION TO BEING A DYNAMIC SINGER, SONGWRITER, AND PERFORMER, JACK'S love for many different genres of music has HIGHLIGHTED her talent AS A PRODUCER AND OPEN FORMAT DJ UNDER an abbreviated MONIKER, MS JCK. with recurring gigs at LA HOT SPOTS, INCLUDING THE ULTRA EXCLUSIVE SOHO HOUSE AND downtown la's burgeoning scenester FAVES, ms JCK has not only dj'd gigs alongside erykah badu, shirley manson, AND Uncle JXM OF RAE SREMMURD, but she has sound "jacked" celebrity weddINGS, high profile ART & socio-political EVENTS for CA African-american museum, the bernie sanders campaign, and the underground museum, and she has also made her mark from coachella valley to paris djing the festival and fashion week circuit for major brands like BEATS BY DRE, jose cuervo, lacoste, and nba labs.
AS A BIT OF A WILD CHILD, JACK'S PERSONAL LIFE serves as HER MOST IMPORTANT artistic INSPIRATION. AFTER RELEASING HER FIRST DEBUT PROJECT -- A 3 PART INDIE ROCK EXPERIMENT TITLED L0F! -- HER JOURNEY AS A WRITER HAS TRANSCENDED JUST ONE TYPE OF SOUND. AS A GUEST ARTIST ON RELEASES WITH ARTISTS LIKE A TRIBE CALLED QUEST, THE ROOTS, AND THE COOL KIDS, JACK HAS FLEXED HER WINGS AS A SONGWRITER RACKING UP CREDITS WITH R&B SENSATIONS MIGUEL AND DANITY KANE. HER LYRICS and electric live performances ARE EROTIC WITH A WILD EDGE AND GENDER NEUTRAL UNDERTONE THAT MAKES HER APPEALING TO FREE-THINKING DEEP FEELERS OF ALL AGES AND BACKGROUNDS. WITH A STRING OF NEW MUSIC RELEASES WAITING IN THE WINGS, JACK IS A WOMAN WHO WOULD RATHER BE DEFINED BY WHAT SHE HAS YET TO DO THAN BY WHAT SHE HAS ALREADY DONE. SHE HAS MASTERED THE ART OF INTRIGUE, AND SETS HER SIGHTS ON SATIATING THE WORLD VERY SOON. STAY TUNED...SHE HAS ONLY JUST BECOME.
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