I Remember You
Performance Experience: Jacqui Simmons has appeared at many venues in the DC area, including Lillie's at the Savoy Suites Georgetown, Bohemian Caverns, One Step Down, West End Cafe, Twins Lounge and Twins Jazz, private parties, and weddings. She has performed with a number of very talented, professional musicians in the DC area such as pianists; Ron Elliston, Larry Eanet and Vince Smith, bassists; James King, Wes Biles and David Jernigan, and drummers; Percy Smith and Mike Smith. For the past seven years, Jacqui has appeared at the East Coast Jazz Festival. Performed at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority North Atlantic Regional Conference Luncheon in Philadelphia in 2004 and the 2005 Conference Banquet in NY. Recordings: In February, 2005, released her first CD, 'I Remember You.' The CD was recorded with Larry Eanet on piano, James King on bass, Percy Smith on drums and Paul Hannah on saxophone. Recorded a promotional CD in 2002. Music Training: Studied jazz vocal techniques for five years with DC area jazz vocalist, Ronnie Wells. Has attended various workshops at the Levine School of Music in Washington. In 2002, was accepted and participated in the prestigious 'Jazz in July' summer music program at UMASS at Amherst. Seriously considering taking piano lessons in June, 2005. Formal Education and Professional Work Experience: Has a BA in Political Science and an MA in Public Administration. Managed and coordinated programs about adolescent health and women's health issues for the DC Government. Currently a freelance consultant coordinating and managing contractual projects for the government and private sector.