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Feb. 12: Performance Series Features Nooky Jones

Performance will be in Halling Recital Hall.

2017-02-13
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 1-30-2017

MANKATO, Minn. – Smooth, neo-soul group Nooky Jones returns to the University campus to perform on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts, 320 Maywood Ave.

With Jones, lead singer Cameron Kinghorn has the opportunity to explore the types of vocals inspired by the music he's been listening to lately -- D'Angelo, Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and recently Bilal.

"And are you familiar with Robert Glasper?" he asks. Glasper is a Grammy-winning jazz piano player who is featured on Lamar's latest album and is also set to perform with Jason Moran in Minneapolis at the Walker Arts Center in May.

Nooky Jones is a place for all of the musicians involved to do something a little different with their style and sound. Most of the group is deeply embedded in the local music scene already, and are participating in several other projects at the same time.

Trumpet player Adam Meckler has his own eighteen-person orchestra and also performs with the Youngblood Brass Band, a group that tours internationally. Since forming in 2014, the band has delivered its sound to several major venues in the Twin Cities including First Avenue, Icehouse, and The Fitzgerald Theater. Nooky Jones has also toured the Midwest performing shows in Kansas City, St. Louis, and Chicago.

Concert admission is $15; $13 for students with a valid MavCARD. Discount tickets are available online for University students. Advance purchase is strongly encouraged. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to www.mnsu.edu/music. For more information, call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

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