E U G E N I E J O N E S
Eugenie Jones is described as a performer that makes audiences feel jazz. Vocally described as possessing “A voice that covers words like pieces of silk covering precious stones,” Jones is an emotive, engaging song stylist that entertains and captivates discriminating audiences.
Winner of the coveted Earshot Jazz NW Vocalist of the Year award and the NW Recording of the Year award, Jones’ style is reminiscent of the sophistication of iconic vocalists/composers of times past. She performs classic mainstream jazz and also pulls listeners inside a landscape of contemporary themes with her original straight-ahead jazz numbers that have earned her international recognition as a cleverly gifted lyricist.
As a national recording artist, Jones’ albums have made it onto Jazz Week Review’s Top-50 list, been favorably reviewed by industry archetype, Down Beat Magazine and numerous industry critics while laying a foundation for sold out performances from Washington, DC to Seattle, WA.
“ ...brimming with confidence and authority; impressive,” Kirk Silsbee/Down Beat
“...composer, arranger, a lady of many talents with an easy to love vocal style,” Mark Holsten/Jazziz
“ ...4 stars. Full of passion & raw emotion, a rare breed of artist,” Brent Black/Critical Jazz
"..Eugenie Jones, a local singer, has a voice that covers words like pieces of silk covering precious stones.” Charles Mudede, The Stranger Arts & Performance
"In that overcrowded arena known as “female jazz singers”, Seattle-based Eugenie Jones manages to stand apart from the crowd. Where many will make a passing nod to jazz and then run to the relative safety of R&B and Pop; Ms. Jones has planted herself firmly as a jazz singer. While most will also stick to the safety of covering well-worn standards, Ms. Jones has filled both of her outstanding albums with her own engaging compositions. This fact alone differs differentiates Eugenie, as she is one of the very few African-American women singer-songwriters in jazz today. And finally, the lady can sing as well as she can write, which makes the deeply personal Come Out Swingin’, a refreshing slice of adult oriented mind candy. Eugenie Jones has released two first-rate albums in the last three years and she is an intelligent, thoughtful composer in the tradition of Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone. Fans of true jazz singing, it’s time for you to sit up and take notice." Curt's Jazz/Curtis Davenport