Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Doors open at 6:30pm
While many artists have come and gone, why have Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have only continued to grow steadily in popularity around the world? How can they continue to sell-out huge theaters, headline festivals, and sell hundreds of thousands of records year after year with neither major label support nor a single radio hit? The reason is simple. People love their music. There is no other band around today that plays with the rhythm, feeling, or explosive power of the Dap-Kings, and there is no other singer that can match the energy and honest soul of Sharon Jones.
Sharon and the Dap-Kings have appeared on The Colbert Report, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Conan O’Brein Show, as the house band for Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars, and as performers on 2012’s VH-1 Divas.
Beyond their own records and performances, others have tapped them consistently for a sound that simply cannot be found elsewhere. They have been sampled, licensed for film and TV, and called upon time and again to join other artists both on stage and in studio.
Sharon and the band were invited by Prince to open for his shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden and in Paris, and joined John Legend and the National Symphony Orchestra to re-imagine Marvin Gaye’s What’s Goin’ On at the Kennedy Center.
The Dap-Kings backed Beck as the musical core of his innovative Hello Again project; worked with David Byrne & St. Vincent, Ariana Grande and Sara Bareilles; laid down studio tracks with producer Bob Rock for Michael Buble’s latest album, and returned to the studio with Mark Ronson to record two Amy Winehouse tracks posthumously (after the band’s previous Grammy winning performance on Winehouse’s Back to Black) for Lioness: Hidden Treasures.
Sharon has collaborated with David Byrne, They Might Be Giants, Rufus Wainwright, and Lou Reed, and joined Michael Bublé on Saturday Night Live to perform their duet “Baby (You Got What it Takes)”. She also acted and sang in the Denzel Washington film, The Great Debaters.