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About the Artist

Nayo Jones (pronounced Nīyō) was born in Chicago into a family of musicians and destined to be in show business. As an accomplished jazz musician and music educator, her father William “Doc” Jones nurtured her natural ability from a very young age. Jones grew up listening to jazz standards that proved to be a solid foundation and would later become a signature in her own show. Accomplished in her own right, Jones is also a classically trained flutist. 

Jones is currently based in New Orleans where she performs regularly with her bandThe Nayo Jones Experience.  In addition to her own show, Jones also tours alongside New Orleans iconic jazz trumpeter, Kermit Ruffins as a featured vocalist. Recently, she has also joined forces with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra led by Adonis Rose. She will be featured on their upcoming album as well as live performances. 

Jones’ vocal range has been compared to the likes of Natalie Cole, Nancy Wilson, Whitney Houston. She has been the opening act for legendary George Benson, Chris Botti, and more. 

Jones has been on stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, French Quarter Fest, and many other Louisiana festivals annually since 2012. She has consistently drawn rave reviews for her performances. Jones and her band, The Nayo Jones Experience, has a longstanding residency at the Carousel Lounge located in the historic Hotel Montelone and The Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. 

Jones’ body of work includes her first original album My Name is Nayo Jones, a holiday collection record, a compilation project featuring her dad, Doc Jones, and her EP simply titled Nayo 

About Summer Streams

Make plans to join us for this free, intimate concert broadcasted on Facebook and YouTube to the comfort of your own home.

Summer Streams is a new mini music series featuring some of our beloved local artists. Enjoy these intimate performances, and discover or revisit some fresh and familiar voices this summer.

With your support, we hope this series will continue to bring you new virtual musical performances, Q&A’s with the artists, and behind-the-scenes content right through your streaming devices.

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How to Stream

Experience the concert by streaming via Facebook Live or through our YouTube channel on Friday, June 26, at 6 p.m.

We recommend casting to your TV for the ultimate viewing experience.