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Sharon Jones

Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival

by Kirsten Ferguson June 29, 2011

West African singer Angelique Kidjo took matters into her own hands on Sunday night at the close of the Freihofer’s Jazz Festival. The second night of the weekend-long jazz ...

Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens

by Paul Rapp June 1, 2011

There’s the old black Southern Baptist canard about sinning on Saturday night in a bar and repenting Sunday morning in a church, where the music’s pretty much the same as the night before except with ...

Dance Your Ass Off

by Kirsten Ferguson January 26, 2011


"Albany is in the house tonight,” sang Sharon Jones as she ran onstage at the Egg in a turquoise dress that glittered with fringe and sparkles. Backed by her eight-piece Brooklyn retro-soul revue the Dap-Kings, ...

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

by The Staff January 19, 2011


As James Brown said, “It’s a man’s world but it wouldn’t be nothing without a woman . . .” And, for all intents and purposes, that woman is Sharon Jones, the face (and voice) of the ...