the makalani movement
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the makalani movement

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States
Band Jazz Funk


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Darrell Vernum

Good job at vino 100 tonight

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Makalani Movement ahhh thankyou man... i really appreciate that... miles had such a profound and vast contribution to music, it's a thrill tryin to tackle and do his music justice
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- darrell vervum

The music is beautiful!! I didn't realize your birthday is one week from mine and you share the same date as my nephew. Keep rising to the top.
Still love you like a brother!
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3 years ago - june saddler

Ampiaba kindly thanks for the request.
Keep on playing!
- ampiaba


Wishing you a Sunday filled with joy, peace and happiness.
May God always blessed you and may you always know how blessed you are! Love~
- jocelyn adams

Aloha!** From Nettie …
Aloha, Makalani! It's great hearing from you! I hope your holidays have been good to you and your family and that the New Year will bring you a tremendous amount of unimaginable blessings! I love your music by the way, and your band sounds great! I've always admired musicians and wish I could play an instrument! I always wanted to play the drums, but didn't get to do so (mom thought it was too "tomboyish" LOL.) Well, take care my friend and keep in touch.
With the warmth of Aloha, your friend, Net
- nettie

Thanks for the add! Keep makin' the MAGIC
- chandra

Hey, Thanks for the add! Had a great time w/y'all at the Jam last night! The East Side really needs that energy! Peace, C
- chandra

Hey Brother - without collaboration, there would be no MAGIC!
We ALL made it happen!
Let's keep making MAGIC!
Peace, C.
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2 years ago - chandra

Jeffrey Scott Lawrence
Thanks for the add . keep swinging!
- jeffery lawrence

Jeffrey Scott Lawrence
Paul hardcastle! He was the smooth guy before there was smooth. I had to delete your vid. But i DID check it out before hand. Thats a hard tune Man. Joe henderson...No Joke. You guys where sounding good though.
Thanks and keep swinging!
One Love,
- jeffery lawrence

Stopping by to say hi.Look forward to hearing u play again.
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1 year ago - origin al

Tawana R. Forbes
Hey!i love you music

- tawana r. forbes


Doin' it first
Rhyme Grip (spoken word poetry compilation)



Born: 07/05/73 Education: Graham Elementary, Dobie Jr. High, Reagan High School Austin Texas. Mr. Garcia sixth grade band Director, Mrs. Ross seventh and eighth grade band Director, Gary Faust and Larry Petillo high school band directors. High school band directors also include Dr. Lester June Williams of the Peabody Magnet High School Warhorse marching band. Graduated in the top ten percent of his Class in 1991 at Peabody Magnet High School in Alexandria, LA. Makalani is a Morehouse College alumni. Music training: currently the project director , artistic coordinator, and workshop facilitator of the golden jazz workshop series , a teaching and performance workshop for highschool students interested in the technical and historical development of jazz with concentration on bebop era, and the modal sounds, and concepts of cool jazz. Private piano lessons at Ace Five, Morehouse School of Music in Atlanta, GA. Received instruction from Wynton Marsalis at a jazz workshop that was open to Morehouse college and Spellman students as well as other students in the Atlanta University center Jazz historian, Blake Gaines was his music theory and applied trumpet instructor. Influences: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Satchmo, Freddie Hubbard, Art Blakley Dizzy Gillespie, Bunky Green, just to name a few. Performance highlights: "The Makalani Movement" jazz ensemble played with Eric Vaughn and The Naked Jazz Orchestra, Louis Heriveaux, Tarus Mateen Elgin Manson, Ravi Coltrane, Roy Hargrove, Jaque Lesure, Kdmal Abdul Alim And Superblue, Kermit Walker The Cascade Avenue Bebop Society Hank Ward Zack Gratti, Thad Wilson, Jon Ormond, Sean Barnave with On Poynt Blake Gaines And Wynton Marsalis.
Flucuates from gig to gig due nto cat 's availability,however performances usually include four to eight people. HOWEVER LIKE I SAID ....CAT'S AVAILABILITY.......GIGS THAT PAY WELL MORE TIMES THAN NOT IS INCENTIVE FOR FOLKS TO CONSISTENTLY WORK WITH YOU. GIGS THAT PAY THE LOW BALL MONEY, MAKES IT VERY HARD TO GET ANYONE TO TAKE THE GIG WITH YOU. THE BOTTOM LINE IS, I am Makalani Jones, and regardless if I play as a duo or an orchestra withe pyrotechnics , lasers, and dancers together we are The Makalani Movement. Thus The Makalani Movement is not based on a specific number of performers on stage, unless otherwise stipulated in a contractual agreement, with the payment schedule following the guidlines in the contract. Lastly, since leaving New Orleans, and not being in the environment of familiar musicians that I usually play with, I've had to be proactive, move foward and rebuild. Cats that I've played with include, Louis Heriveaux on piano, Ezra Brown tenor sax, Mike Eiya tenor sax, Taurus Mateen on upright bass, Eric Vaughn on drums, Jon Ormon on upright bass, Sean Barnave on keys, Terrance Taplin on trombone , Hafiz on percussion, Luther gray ON djembe.