TIME OUT ….
“Stunning British-based US singer Jones has a touch of Sarah Vaughan in her technique and a great feel for working intimate jazz venues. She’s on fine form, packing a soulful and emotional punch live”
THE LONDON EVENING STANDARD ….
“New Jersey’s world-travelled charmer is one of the best jazz-meets-cabaret singers in the business. Disciples who hung on her every sound at Ronnie Scott’s for years will know just what the velvet voice can do to jazz, blues, ballads and pop”
THE TIMES ….
“America’s loss is Britain`s gain. Salena Jones, a sultry vocalist from the same town as Ella Fitzgerald, crossed the Atlantic and never looked back. Her tribute to the great Brazilian songwriter Antonio Carlos Jobim confirmed her place in the front rank of singers. Infinitely versatile she can swing from jazz standards to more intimate material. Her delivery is wonderfully free from artifice. At the lower end of the register, her voice is smoky and sensual as Sarah Vaughan’s. Not for her, though, vivacious displays of double-time gymnastics or virtuouso scat choruses. Jones is closer to Peggy Lee in that respect; she is a storyteller who allows the words on ‘Black Coffee‘ to speak for themselves. A flawless selection concluded with a sultry ‘Everyday I Have the Blues‘, played over a pulse suggestive of Miles Davis’s ‘All Blues‘. Jones is pure class”