Come out and join us as The Melvin Jones Quintet does a special sendoff for drummer/producer Marlon Patton, who is relocating. It’s gonna be quite the hang and a great show!
ABOUT MELVIN JONES
Hailing from the “Home of the Blues” Memphis, Tennessee, Melvin Jones’ first professional recording opportunity came in 1998 while enrolled at Morehouse College when he appeared on TLC’s triple platinum hit album Fanmail, most notably on their smash hit “No Scrubs”. During that same year, Melvin–along with other classmates–formed a wildly-successful Latin Jazz Ensemble named Rio Negro, that went forward to record three albums under their own name, while performing nationally before audiences that would later including two sitting US presidents. After graduating Cum Laude from Morehouse College in 2001, Jones went forward to graduate Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s Degree in Music from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University (New Jersey). At Rutgers, he received the potent and intensive instruction of the late, world-renowned educator and trumpet impresario, William “Prof” Fielder, whose student roster includes such prolific musical figures as Wynton Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Micke Mossman, Sean Jones and Terrell Stafford. At the age of 24, Melvin officially became the youngest professor/band director in Morehouse College’s history.
Melvin has toured, recorded, and/or performed extensively around the world with such artists as PJ Morton, Patti Labelle, Illinois Jacquet, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Jason Marsalis, Jennifer Holliday, Stevie Wonder, Arrested Development, Young Jeezy, Marcus Roberts, The Anounted Pace Sisters, Missy Elliott, Johnny Gill, the Pussycat Dolls, Steve Turre, Gladys Knight, and many, many others. Currently, Jones is enlisted as a member of the all-star house orchestra as part of an extensive tour and Award-Winning Director, Writer and Media Mogul–Tyler Perry.
ABOUT MARLON PATTON
Born and raised in Georgia, Marlon Patton is an Atlanta-based drummer and music producer/engineer. Hailing from a long line of drummers dating back to his grandfather, Phil Patton who played in the Chicago big band circuit, Marlon keeps his schedule interesting and packed full of all types of music. He is the first call for so many musicians not just because of his impeccable time, but because of the incredible musicality of what he delivers. He plays within a huge dynamic range, making him the perfect match for quiet piano jazz performances to hard- hitting rock gigs. He can play with everything from precision to reckless abandon and make it truly his own. He currently is a member of Kenosha Kid, Weisshund, Nelson Patton, Lonnie Holley, The Trey Wright Trio and The Mace Hibbard Quintet.
He has toured, performed and/or recorded with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Jim White, Larkin Poe, Delta Moon, Gordi, Lera Lynn, Liv Warfield, Lonnie Holley, Shahzad Ismaily, Col. Bruce Hampton, Takana Miyamoto, John Patitucci, Lew Soloff, Randy Brecker, Bobby Shew, Rufus Reid, Marcus Printup, Kevin Bales, Wycliffe Gordon, TOKU and Russel Gunn. He has recorded for labels such as Sony, Universal, Jagjaguwar, RH Music, Yep Roc, Ropeadope plus many more independent releases. His drumming has been in soundtracks on Adult Swim, ABC, and HBO, and currently teaches at Georgia State University.
Showtimes: 7:00pm and 9:00pm Admission: $29.