Kipper Jones ft. Icarus Movement, The Black Bettys
Kipper’s career is a timeline through the history of modern black music, from performing and recording as part of the venerable R&B outfit TEASE, as well as working with an eclectic, multi-generational collection of musicians including Anita Baker, Teddy Pendergrass, Brian McKnight, Teena Marie, Eric Clapton, Lauryn Hill and Sly Stone.
Kipper has most distinguished himself with his songwriting, which showcases his knack for crafting melodies that stick and lyrics that echo. Writing an indelible song requires more than ingenuity and command of theory—though Kipper has both in spades. What takes a song from good to great is emotional intelligence, and Kipper’s keen observations of life and love have resonated with the likes of Vanessa Williams ("The Right Stuff," "The Comfort Zone"), Brandy (“I Wanna Be Down,” “Brokenhearted,” “Baby,”), Chaka Khan (“Somethin’ Deep”), and Kenny Lattimore (“Never Too Busy”), to name only a few.
For this performance, Kipper will be joined by The Icarus Movement featuring Musical Director & Drummer Quinton J. Robinson, Keyboardist Billy Barlow and Bassist, Demonterious "DeToxXx" Lawrence. He will also be joined by vocalists The Black Bettys. Based out of Atlanta, Georgia, The Black Bettys consistently captivate and thrill audiences with their high energy, passion filled performances and soul stirring vocals. Fusing and crossing various styles and genres of music, these ladies electrify the stage with beauty and a style all their own.