"Some people speak of dreaming in color. I’d say I dream in jazz and wake the next morning with lyrics and arrangements in my head. Here – in front of microphone and behind a pen - sharing my dreams with others – is where I belong and where I feel most at home.”
Eugenie Jones first appeared on the jazz scene in Seattle, WA. Audiences raved over her sound and described her uniquely sultry voice as one that they could listen to all night.
"I never imagined myself growing up and someday singing before audiences. My undergrad and graduate degrees are in business and I've spent the bulk of my professional life in marketing and business development.
In my mind my mother was the singer in our family. As my Father directed Sunday morning choirs, her soprano voice rung out over all others and was a constant backdrop around our house.
She lived the last years of her life with me and after I lost her to cancer, over time I found myself more and more missing the sound of her singing filling the rooms of our home and hearts. That longing led me to explore my own ability as a singer and to ask myself, "I wonder if I can.....?"
Seeking an answer to that question led me to Seattle's jazz community, voice coaching with the incomparable Greta Matassa and connection to musicians such as Darin Clendenin, Randy Halberstadt and Bill Anschell. Most importantly seeking solace and self-discovery lead me to the realization that I have a voice and the heart to share it.
I know you're in heaven smiling at me Mom; likely saying, "I knew it all along."
"A debut release is usually feast or famine and to include nine originals is going all in on your talent. Something tells me the smart money goes on the success of Eugenie Jones and Black Lace Blue Tears.
.... full of passion and raw emotion and is that rare breed of artist that sidesteps pretentiousness and allows the music to take center stage. Highly entertaining! 4 Stars." Brent Black, Critical Jazz
"..Eugenie Jones, a local singer, 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, The Stranger - Seattle, WA
"Backed by a stellar lineup of seasoned musicians, this sassy jazz vocalist delivers soulful tunes in the same vein as sultry mamas Sharon Jones and Nina Simone." Kwab Cole, Seattle Weekly - Seattle, WA
"She is a talented entertainer and performer with an eloquent and sensual presentation of straight-ahead jazz, blues, soul tunes that swing, stir and inspire audiences. Her independent release Black Lace Blue Tears defines her sensitivity as a singer and cleverness as a songwriter and arranger."
Seattle PI - Seattle, WA
“I have been fortunate to have performed with Eugenie several times, and the experience has always been exhilarating…Eugenie is an exciting, innovative vocalist and performer…Her stage presence is excelled only by her vocal interpretations…” Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame Pianist, Overton Berry
"Every time I hear Eugenie she sounds better and better. I would describe her sound as a bit of Nina Simone and a lot of soul,"
Greta Matassa /Jazz Vocalist - Seattle, WA
"Eugenie has a sensitive and soulful sound. Simply beautiful." Mark Lewis/Jazz Musician - Bremerton, WA,
"Eugenie has a sexy, silky voice that our guests love and respond to. From mellow harmonies to truly soulful jazz,
Eugenie captures an audience's attentions and their hearts. Karen Lawler, Dir. of Marketing, Seattle Restaurants
"Eugenie has a wonderful personality and beautiful voice. A good quality music always makes the party ten times better!"
Yvon Lambert, Food and Beverage Director at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
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