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    Women in Jazz Association, Inc.
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    TRIPLE THREAT featuring Gina Payne, Theresa Grayson, & Yo' Jonesy

    This combination of singers /instrumentalists, Gina Payne on violin, Yo Jonesy on trombone, and Theresa Grayson on saxophone, is the perfect mix for a dynamic evening of smooth jazz, old school R&B, and holiday music.

    Sunday, December 11, 2022 at Sterling Event Center, 6134 US-290, Austin, TX

    Two Shows: 6:00 and 8:30 pm (doors open at 5:30 and 8:30 pm)

    Tickets: $60 and $45, table seating plus a meal option
    Tickets online at womeninjazz.org/events or call 800-595-4TIX (4849)
    Meal options available at https://sterlingeventscenter.com/products/appetizer-platter-for-two

    For more information, womeninjazz.org or call 512-258-6947

    The Women in Jazz Association, Inc. is adhering to the Austin-Travis County COVID-19 Safety Guide for Venues & Special Events.

    This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

    About the Artists

    Theresa Grayson is a music educator and saxophonist in the Houston area. While embarking on her solo career, the Texas based saxtress has performed in her home town of Houston and most of the state’s major cities with her own band and two renowned cover ensembles. She has since shredded the state and opened for notable contemporary jazz artists such as peter White, Maron Meadows, Mindi Abair, and Ronnie Laws, as well as vocalist Michael Bolton and Will Downing over the years. Grayson has performed at the 3rd Annual Soul Fest in Austin, Texas, Redcat jazz Festival, Zachary Breaux Jazz Festival, Women in Jazz Festival, Baltimore MD’s Afram Festival, Long Beach Jazz Festival, One Cruise, Yolanda Adams Wellness Tour, Dr. Bobby Jones Gospel Artists Show Case, Houston Internal Jazz Festival and more. Theresa has four albums, including Her latest, “Mystical,” released in 2020. All albums are available online.

    The daughter of late educators Wendell O. and Bessie J. Jordan of Hampton, Va. Gina Payne is also an alumnus of the Graduate College of Hampton University. She holds a B.A. degree in Public School music and a M.A. degree in Community Agency Counseling. Gina holds dual State of Virginia endorsements for Public School Counseling and Public School Music. She is the mother of one son Clarence Jordan Payne. Gina began playing violin in the Hampton Public Schools under the instruction of the late Margret “Ma” Davis along with Ms. Dianne Chapman. Gina completed her undergraduate studies in music at Norfolk State University under the instruction of former Concert Master for the Virginia Symphony violinist Dr. Peter Zaret. Gina has performed with various groups in the Tidewater area such as Forte Jazz Band, the “Church,” Ty Marquis Smith and “Pure Chemistry” bands of Hampton Roads. Gina has” currently established her own combo the “Step Up” Connection. She also performed as a solo artist at many venues in the Hampton Roads Area as well as Norfolk and Richmond Jazz Festivals. Gina has also performed at the Blues Alley in Washington D.C. Gina’s influencers are Stanley Clark and Karen Briggs.

    Born in the small city of Mobile, AL Yolanda V. Jones better known by her stage name YO JONESY JONES -singer, songwriter, and musician known to many. Yo Jonesy perfected the art of bringing to life a diverse mix of Pop, Rock, Blues, R&B, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Reggae through her music while embracing all genre styles as a harmonic expression of her life. Yo Jonesy realized at a young age that music was her passion. She loved mimicking her mother singing soulful songs around the house. At only five years old, Yo Jonesy was the lead vocalist of her family's gospel band. Born into a family of talented musicians, Yo Jonesy decided to master the trombone and many other musical instruments, which lead her to become a percussionist, guitarist, as well as a skillful tap dancer. Yo Jonesy stated enthusiastically in her recent interview "It is time to take this music to the next level and make an impact on the world at the same time!". Her expressive music and contagious personally led her to become the cover girl of MOBILE BAY MAGAZINE. Yo Jonesy's mission is to spread the L.I.P. Live in Peace" message around the globe through her music. Jonesy recently released the Jonesy 3:16 Crowned Jewelz Album which is now available on iTunes and all digital music stores. For the last seven years, Yo Jonesy has been nourishing the world with her soulful tunes and by interacting and connecting with her fans as she's famous for riding her hoverboard while performing.

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