-DJ 2-Tone Jones-
A true fundamentals DJ, 2-Tone Jones speaks with his hands as in the tradition of Hip-Hop's founding element, and through his bottomless crates has rocked parties across the country as well as locations in South Africa, UK and Denmark. On the performance side 2-Tone has shared the stage, and spun alongside, the likes of Brand Nubian, Raekwon, Pete Rock, Raheem DeVaughn, Kendrick Lamar, Large Professor, Jabba (HHP), Oddisee, Algebra Blessett, Camp Lo, Tracey Lee, Unspoken Heard (Asheru & Blue Black), and harmonica virtuoso, Frederic Yonnet. He was also the DJ-in-residence and artist for Shaman Work Recordings, an independent Hip-Hop music label whose roster included CL Smooth, MF Doom, Wale Oyejide, John Robinson, Scienz of Life, and others.
Since 2006 DJ 2-Tone Jones has served as a radio co-host and DJ on WPFW 89.3fm in Washington, DC. Along with a handful of some of the most highly-acclaimed visual artists in the mid-Atlantic region, Mr. Jones is a founding member of a cutting-edge art troupe/marketing group known as AM Radio: Artwork Mbilashaka. Their client list has included Adidas, Heineken, Toyota, Current TV and Timberland. He is also a founding member of the Diamond Cutterz, a crew of elite DJ's from around the DC-metro area. Also, for over 5 years 2-Tone has worked in education in DC; both as a teacher at Ballou Senior High School and an instructor for a Hip-Hop, non-profit organization called Words, Beats & Life, Inc. (WBL). And in April 2011 2-Tone Jones teamed up with long-time friend and tastemaker, Gerald Watson, to create Shaolin Jazz: The 37th Chamber. Along with Sound of the City Band, 2-Tone led a live performance of The 37th Chamber on June 25, 2012 at the legendary Blues Alley (the longest-standing Jazz supper club in the US) located in the Georgetown area of Washington, DC. In front of a very mixed and crowded audience (for both shows that evening) SHAOLIN JAZZ made history by making DJ 2-Tone Jones the first and only DJ ever to headline at that landmark Jazz venue.
-Sound of the City Band-
The acclaimed Sound of the City (SOTC) is a Washington D.C.-based soul/funk/hip hop/soul that has accompanied internationally-recognized recording artists on stage such as Jill Scott, Angie Stone, Chrisette Michele, Eric Roberson, and Leela James to name a few. Band members have played with the likes of megastars like Snoop Dogg and Mariah Carey and have appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Live with Jimmy Kimmel, and BET. Known locally as music improvisation virtuosos, SOTC is also a Wammie-nominated band (Washington Area Music Association) that distinctively and skillfully fuses soul, R&B, hip hop, and funk music while often uniquely fusing the various genres for contemporary audiences.
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