Nefertiti Jones

Nefertiti Jones

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Nefertiti Jones is an electrifying performer and singer-songwriter known from San Francisco to New York. She's been described as the hottest new female rock artist since Sheryl Crow.

Biography

NEWS, 10-2002: Nef's Video Release Party was a huge smash..."Alphabet City" - the VIDEO was debuted to an audience of 100 in he liviingroom before her landmark appearance at LadyFest-East at the Williamsburg Publik House last night. The Festival which benefited the Girl's Club of NYC's Lower East Side (aka "Alphabet City") was an appropriate charity for Nef to support, as that is what the video was about, where Nef grew up and her mother still teaches to this day!

Nefertiti Jones' songs are depicted as combining the new voice of Dido, the angst of Joan Jett and the in-your-face lyrics of Alanis Morrisette. She has been compared to urban-folk/soul artist India.Arie with a touch of rock. Her achievements to date have been staggering. Most recently, Nef was selected as the TOP 50 qualifiers in the American Music Awards' New Music Award contest.

Having established herself as a popular, rising artist on the West Coast over the past two years, Nef has come back to her roots in her hometown, NYC, and is taking the Big Apple by storm! In early 2001, Nef decided to return for good to her roots of NYC - where she attended the internationally acclaimed LaGurardia High School of Music and Art, canonized in the movie and popular TV series, "Fame" - for inspiration, which produced her latest commercial release -- appropriately titled, HERE AND NOW - featuring the explosive, "Minefield" and the haunting "Lisa Marie" and the welcoming "Jump In". The album ends on a more hard-hitting note with "Blue Lotus", a crafty tune that goes for the jugular and never lets go. Nef is currently writing her next album and is performing 7 new songs she’s already completed, three (3) tracks produced Grammy-winner, Steve Addabbo (Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega), Tommy Berns (Billy Joel), Dave Biegle (Natalie Imbruglia, Puracane), Alfredo Scotti (Lucy Woodward) and others. Nef is now headed into the studio with re-known guitarist, Paul Pesco (Madonna, Whitney Hoston)! Look for the recording in early [1st Qtr] 2002.

In early 2001, Nef decided to return for good to her roots of NYC - where she attended the internationally acclaimed LaGurardia High School of Music and Art, canonized in the movie and popular TV series, "Fame" - for inspiration, which produced her latest release -- appropriately titled, HERE AND NOW - featuring the explosive, "Minefield" and the whispery "Lisa Marie" and the welcoming "Jump In". The album ends on a more hard-hitting note with "Blue Lotus", a crafty tune that goes for the jugular and gets it.

Nef regularly plays the usual NYC haunts, such as Joe's Pub, Brownie's, The Cutting Room, Arlene Grocery and the Bitter End. Nefertiti performed at the Atlantis Music Conference 2001 and 2002 and three years-running at CMJ. Nef packed her first gig of 2002 at Brownie’s (now closed) on January 25th to on-lookers Ann Bancroft and Phil Spector! and has been performing special industry showcases. At Continental in Feburary, she debuted her newest hits, grabbing the attention of the many industry reps out to see her that night and in September before lending her support to LadyFest*East in Brooklyn, NY (supporting local-area Girls Club of Lower East Side where Nef grew up and her mother still teaches), she debuted the accompanying video (produced by Tchad) to her latest smash “Alphabet City”. Nef has been touring all over NY-area region performing at Cazenovia College's Jazz in Caz. Nef followed this as part of the NYRocks.com festival in NYC at Arlene Grocery on October 5th, which aired on Manhattan Ch. 35 on October 14. Nef will be performing a full-band show next with Essence on October 29th, 9pm, at The Cutting Room followed by a solo return to Cazenovia College on November 13th and select performances through the 16th.

Nef's most notable success has been her magnificently radiant song, "Scream", landing her a main-stage performance at the 1998 Lilith Fair in Portland and making her a finalist in the national songwriters' contest that won her a spot on VH-1 and a myriad of newspaper and magazine interviews.

Visit www.nefertitijones.com for song clips and the latest on the hottest new female artist of her kind to come along since Sheryl Crow. Contact Lisa Weissberg at 917-689-9106 or at management@2generations.com for press kits and more.

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Discography

Nef has competed 7 songs so far for her next album, due early 2003 and is currently writing and performing songs for her next album, collaborating with the infamous Steve Addabbo (Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin) [3 completed demos], Tommy Berns (Billy Joel), Dave Biegle (Natalie Imbruglia, Puracane), Roger Fife (Fat Boy Slim), Alfredo Scottie (Lucy Woodward) and others.

Nef has a new video of her auto-biographical smash "Alphabet City". Contact management for copies.

These are Nef's newest songs and professionally released works to date.

New Songs!
1. Perfectly Beautiful (Nef, Tommy Berns)
2. Why'd You Go and Make Me Feel (Nef, Alfredo Scotti)
3. Last Light (Nefertiti Jones)
4. I Breath You In (Nef, Ellis Hooks)
5. Alphabet City (Nefertiti Jones) - Debuted 2/22/02 - Continental - NYC
6. I Like the Way You Ride (Nef, Steve Addabbo)
7. Equals [Nothing that I Want from You] (Nef, Steve Addabbo)

Here and Now LP
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Minefield
Lisa Marie
Rosie Madder
Boys
Jump in
LA
Blue Lotus

StillTime LP
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Plastic Bubble
Scream
Losing My Mind
Wings
Got My Gun
Candyland
Fling
Broken Promise
Wedding Tune
These are Days

Set List

1. Boys
2. Alphabet City
3. Last Light
4. Why'd You Go and Make Me Feel
5. Minefield
6. NEW - DIVING BOARD
7. I Breathe You In
8. I Like the Way you Ride
9. Scream * Award winning
11. NEW
10. Perfectly Beautiful