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NEWS

August 16, 2018

Jj Represents United By Music at the Korea Special Music & Art Festival

SOUTH KOREAN SPECIAL OLYMPICS GUEST

Imagine A World In Which No Prejudice Exists Regardless Of Race, Creed, Color, Gender Or Developmental Challenge.

 

This is the vision upon which United by Music North America is founded, and use the power of music to achieve this bring people together and achieve this goal. UBMNA is a unified performance-based program and band for both neurodiverse and neuro-typical people with exceptional musical talent. This blended band of program artists and professional musicians brings high energy shows to appreciative audiences wherever they perform…

 

JJ has been a United By Music Mentor and Ambassador since 2017. She was delighted to travel to South Korea with co-founder Amanda Gresham to represent United By Music North America at the Special Music and Art Festival hosted by the South Korea Special Olympics.

 

For more information on United By Music North America Please Click HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 15, 2018 

Jj Performs as Special Guest for United By Music Benefit Week

UNITED BY MUSIC, UNITED BY SONG

Jj Thames was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in 2015 and became a mentor and an Ambassador for United By Music North America in 2017.

 

Encouraging Autism awareness, creating a more inclusive world for neurodiverse individuals and speaking out on issues pertaining to being neurodiverse in a neurotypical world are all assignments that Jj holds dear to her heart.

 

Therefore, It was an honor for her to be asked by the founding organization in the Netherlands to come and perform as the special guest for annual benefit week April 9th through 14th, 2018 to raise awareness and funds for the program (Now also in Romania and Norway).

 

United by Music is a non-profit organization that supports talented people with intellectual disabilities and gives them the chance to perform blues and swing music on stage. Through music, United by Music aims to improve the quality of life and the inclusion of people with disabilities. On top of that, United by Music challenges public attitudes about people with intellectual disabilities, showing that we are more alike than we are different and profiling the exceptional talents of its artists.

 

If you would like more information on United By Music please click HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 12, 2017

BLUES ROCK FOR YOUR SOUL

2018 AUTUMN TOUR

Jj and the Violet Revolt will be bringing in the new year on the road- their favorite place to be. Kicking off their renewed resolution to continue to help keep the blues alive by spreading love and "blues rock for your soul" to every person they meet. 

 

For booking inquires...Please click HERE...For tickets...Please click HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/5 Biscuits & Blues- San Francisco, CA

1/6 Torch Club- Sacramento, CA

1/7  Fort George Brewery & Public House- Astoria, OR

1/11 Axe & Fiddle- Cottage Grove, OR

1/12 Highway 99- Seattle, WA

1/18 Jack London Revue-Portland, OR

1/20 John's Alley- Moscow, ID

1/23 Gabby Doo Saloon- Odessa, TX

1/25 Elvis Prestley Birthplace Theater-Tupelo, MS

1/26 Frank Jones Corner-Jackson, MS

1/27 Luna- San Antonio, TX

1/28 Rockerfellers- Houston, TX

1/29 Emmit's Place- Houston, TX

2/1   Chrome Lounge- Omaha, NE

2/3   Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ-Bellevue, IA

3/9   Cafe Nine-New Haven, CT

3/16 River City Blues Festival-Marietta, OH

 

For tickets please CLICK HERE 

February 20, 2018

2018 Moonchild European Tour

THE MISSISSIPPI DIVA RETURNS

This will be JJ's fourth tour in Europe to perform for her growing number of fans and supporters. This trip she will be touring France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, and for the very first time...Romania and Ireland!

 

Soul Shot, a french agency, will be her host. The schedule is as follows: 

 

5/25 Blues En Suresne- Suresne, FR

5/26 Duvel Blues Festival- Puurs, BE

5/27 Le Zap'ing- Grande-Synthe, FR

5/28 Bananpeel Jazz Club, Ruiselede, BE

6/22-6/28 Ascona Jazz Festival, Ascona, CH

6/29 Jazz Bat La Campagne, Parthenay, FR

6/30 Jazz Club Etoile, Paris, FR

7/17-7/18 Cahors Blues Festival- Cahors, FR

7/19 Guinguette "Chez Alricq"Bordeaux, FR

9/7  Mecleuve Terre de Blues FestivalSaulny, FR

9/8  Harvest Time Festival-Monaghan, IR

9/9  Focsani Blues FestivalBucharest, ROU

9/13 CC de Steigner- Menen, BE

9/15 Le Triton- Paris, FR

9/16 XXl Blues Club- Wageningen, NL

10/10 Sortie 13- Bordeaux, FR

10/11 Crossland Cafe'- La Rochelle, FR

10/12 Brugges Festival- City Theatre- Bruges, BE

 

For tickets please CLICK HERE 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 6, 2017

BLUES REVOLUTION 

2017 AUTUMN TOUR

It has been said that JJ and her band, The Violet Revolt" are the future of the blues. They accept that mantel, and will be taking the revered American art form across the US, into Canada and over to the Netherlands. Jj Thames & The Violet ReVOLT aim to make believers and blues lovers out of the world...doing their part to keep it alive..spreading love and blues wherever they go...one note and one country at a time.

 

For booking inquires...Please click HERE...For tickets...Please click HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8/29 The Birk- Birkenfield, OR

8/30 Highway 99- Seattle, WA

9/1   Revel Room- Vancouver, BC

9/2   Hermann's Jazz Club- Vicotria, BC

9/4-9/5 Blues on Whyte- Edmonton, AB

9/7   Vangelis on Broadway-Saskatoon, SK

9/8   Revival Music Room- Regina, SK

9/9   Mikey's Juke Joint- Calgary, AB

9/10 Lorenzo's Cafe-Enderby, BC

9/23 Arcadia Blues Club-Arcadia, CA

11/1 BB King's Blues Club- New York, NY

11/2 Cafe Nine- New Haven, CT

11/4  DHU Strand Theater- Buffalo, NY

11/5  The Lizzie Rose Music Room- Tuckerton, NJ

11/17 Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie-Leeuwarden, NL

11/18 De Tamboer Blues Festival-Hoogeveen, NL

 

For tickets please CLICK HERE 

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April 1, 2017

LIMITED TIME ONLY

JOIN THE J'THAMES REVOLUTION ELITE STREET TEAM 

Hey ya'll...
There's so much awesomeness happening right now (tours, tv/film appearances, speaking engagements, magazine covers, radio play, new projects, and even my book FINALLY coming out!) whew...your girl has been on a GRIND ya'll!! BUT I NEED YOU!!!

I am looking for a few good men (and women, of course-shout out to all my divas!) :-) to join the J'Thames Revolution Elite Street Team. If you're serious about helping me spread the word in your neck of the woods...please CLICK HERE! There's all kinds of special VIP perks to being one of the elite in the love revolution! I look forward to seeing you on the front lines!

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Love You, Mean It...

                    

            Jj

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March 20th, 2017

Have blues will travel tour poster

HAVE BLUES WILL TRAVEL

2017 SUMMER US TOUR

5/19 Junction at Monroe- Tallahassee, FL

5/20 The Funky Blues Shack- Destin, FL

6/9   The National Blues Museum- St. Louis, MO

6/10 The Iron Post- Urbana, IL

6/11 Chicago Blues Festival- Chicago, IL

6/12 Tonic Tavern- Milwaukee, WI

6/14 Driftwood Char Bar- Minneapolis, MN

6/17 Uncle Bo's Blues Bar- Topeka, KS

6/20 Owsley's Golden Road- Boulder, CO

6/21 Be On Key Psychadelic Ripple- Denver, CO

6/23 The Royal- Salt Lake City, UT

6/29-7/4- United By Music- Hotel Rose- Portland, OR

6/30 Waterfront Blues Festival- Portland, OR

7/6 Boom Boom Room- San Francisco, CA

7/8 Torch Club- Sacramento, CA

7/11 Frog and Peach- San Luis Obispo, CA

7/13 The Fenix Supper Club- San Rafael, CA

7/15 Poor House Bistro- San Jose, CA

7/17 Maui Sugar Mill- Tarzana, CA

7/21 The Egyptian Theatre w/ Robert Cray- Boise, ID

7/27 Shakespear Pub- Houston, TX

7/29 Luna Lounge- San Antonio, TX

8/8  Joe's Pub- New York, NY

 

For tickets please CLICK HERE 

Jj Thames & the Violet ReVOLT will be taking the country by storm this summer on their "Have Blues Will Travel" national tour. Dates are being added daily. For booking inquiries...please CLICK HERE. For tickets...please CLICK HERE.

jj thames back to the roots magazine cover march 2016

February 27th, 2017

Jj Graces the Cover of Back To The Roots Magazine

"Back to the Roots Magazine is the only blues publication in the Dutch language written all about traditional blues styles and related musical genres such as blues, soul, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, boogie-woogie, doo-wop, R&B, etc. The magazine is published 5 times a year. Based in Belgium, the magazine has been in publication since 1995."

In the March edition, Back to the Roots focuses on the new generation of blues artists. In an extensive interview (14 pages!) with Philip Verhaege, Jj opens up about her tumultuous life, and her tenacious journey to following her dreams. She also talks about the vivid blues scene in Jackson, Mississippi- where she cut her musical teeth, and learned how to sing the blues. 

CLICK HERE to learn more about JJ and her journey to stardom.

Jj thames on Star tv show  fox

January 17th, 2017

JJ FEATURED ON 20TH CENTURY FOX'S STAR 

Jj has been cast as "Destiny" on episodes 10 and 12 in the 1st season of Lee Daniel's musical drama, Star on 20th Century Fox.  The episodes can be streamed both on Fox's website and on HULU. 

January 20th, 2017

Jj thames 2017 raw sugar european tour poster

2017 Raw Sugar European Tour 

JJ HEADS BACK OVER THE POND WITH HER MISSISSIPPI BLUES

This will be JJ's third time heading over to Europe to perform for her growing number of fans and supporters. This trip she will be touring France, Belgium, and for the very first time...Germany and Switzerland. 

 

Soul Shot, a french agency, will be her host. The schedule is as follows: 

 

8/11 Sem Blues Festival- Sem, FR

8/13 Blues En Loire Festival- La Charte, FR

8/14 Marciac Jazz Festival- Marciac, FR

8/15 Marciac Jazz Festival, Marciac, FR

8/17 Relache Festival, Bordeaux, FR

8/20 Wespelaar Blues Festival, Wespelaar. BE

9/28 Baden, Baden, CH 

9/29 Mont Dore Volcanic Blues Festival- Auverne, FR

9/30 Scherzingen-Scherzingen, CH

10/2 Walhaus-Schopfheim, DE

10/3 Weil Am Rhein-Rhein, DE

10/4 Cafe Verkert-Oberhof, DE

10/7 Baden Baden Club- Baden Baden, DE

10/8 Le Zap'ping- Grande Synthe, FR

10/9 Chateau d'Oypeye- Oypeye, BE

10/11 Rhino Jazz Festival- Saint Charmond, FR

10/12 MJC de Croix- Croix, FR

10/15 Le Bacardi- Callac, FR

10/16 Bananapeel Jazz and Blues Club- Ruiselede, BE

 

For tickets please CLICK HERE 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jj thames performing at hal and mals in living Blues Magazine
Jj thames living blues magazine cover

August 10th, 2016

Jj featured in August/September 2016 issue of Living Blues Magazine

"Thanks to a grant from the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau, the August-September edition of renowned blues-music magazine "Living Blues" showcases a variety of significant figures from Jackson's thriving blues community, including King Edward, Dorothy Moore, Jesse Robinson, Louis "Gearshifter" Youngblood, Jarekus Singleton, Eddie Cotton Jr., jj Thames and Grady Champion, among others.

The issue also features a story on the Central Mississippi Blues Society's ongoing Blue Monday event, which takes place every Monday, and a story in which blues scholar Jim O'Neal uses the city's Mississippi Blues Trail markers as a guide through Jackson's illustrious blues history. Additionally, the issue announces the winners of the 23rd annual Living Blues Awards, in which Jacksonian Bobby Rush won the title of Best Live Performer in the Critic's Poll."

-Smith, Micah. "Jackson Featured in Living Blues" Jackson, Free Press (Jackson, MS) August 16, 2016, Online

Click HERE to read more about Jj and her career.