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IJS Presents Jeanne Ricks
June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pmFree
An amazing sultry vocalist who blends soul, jazz and R&B, as well as a gifted multi-instrumentalist who plays electric & acoustic guitar, as well as bass and keyboards, Jeanne has penned a number of successful songs for music greats. Famed Guitarist George Benson selected Jeanne’s ‘Love Remembers‘ for the title track of his Warner CD; Anita Pointer chose ‘Thorny Rose‘, ‘Always‘ and ‘Stronger than Pride‘ for her upcoming CD; Chaka Khan recorded ‘Don’t Ask Me‘ for a WEA release. In 2020 Artist Nick Colionne recorded Jeanne’s song ‘Only 2C U Smile!’ for his outstanding CD release Finger Painting for Trippin’ n’ Rhythm Records. You’ve listened to her instrumental Guitar music for 12 years on The Weather Channel behind the ‘Local On the 8’s’. Jeanne Ricks a multi-instrumentalist who sings and plays Acoustic & Electric Guitar, as well as bass and keyboards so she easily lends background vocals to two of Steve Coleman’s tracks on his groundbreaking CD ‘The Sonic Language of Myth’ [RCA/Victor]. “Listening Room” was Jeanne’s first solo CD with the help of a few friends like Branford Marsalis, Lisa Fischer, Darryl Tookes and Hubert Eaves III lending their talents to her music which she wrote, produced and mixed on the Rickso Facto Music Label under her artistic pseudonym, “Jenjii”. Her newest project is Reinvention (2022). You can stream this album on all major digital platforms. She is also a respected recording and mastering engineer and works with a variety of music software programs creating soundscapes for other artists and herself. Jeanne has been lauded by jazz and R&B greats: “Deep artistry, classic songwriting, rich harmonies” – Bob James “A Real Musical Force” – Downbeat Magazine “A wonderful storyteller and a great songwriter” – George Benson “Jeanne Ricks is described as a singer with a ‘smoky soulfulness’ but, her talents don’t stop there…..”-New Entertainment Weekly Magazine You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.