concert jjthamesDatasheet
Direction: Alain Brochot
Genre: Concert
Duration: 70 minutes


A doggedness that commands respect for a fate sounding like a fairy tale. Jennifer Jenesis Thames’s astonishing history gives you the measure of her strong personality, or how a young black American girl born in the Detroit working-class neighbourhoods, homeless for a while in New York, has ranked her first album Tell You What I Know in the US Billboard top ten in 2014. In the host city of General Motors, ravaged by the automotive industry crisis, but also the cradle of Motown – a sign! – the singer has trained since she was 9 to classical music and jazz, then she moved in Mississippi, where her father became a preacher. She cut her teeth with some blues legends before she took her chance in New York. This issue made her homeless for a while, before she was noticed while singing in the subway. She held a endless series of gigs as she became chorister for successful bands, such as Fishbone, Israel Vibrations or Bad Brains. Her winning return in the South took shape thanks to the bluesman Gladys Champion who signed her first and successful album. It reminds us these great figures Phyllis Hyman, Etta James or Tina Turner, soul divas she even covers sometimes with the rage of the genuine generosity.  For this second European tour, the lady gathered around her French experts of blues and soul, most of them from the renowned Malted Milk, who will definitely kindle your screens.


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