Wednesday, March 23, 2005

The Washington Post says...

LadyRhythm is an all-woman ensemble that serves up R&B, rock, pop and soul with occasional go-go flavor. That last touch is not surprising: Lead guitarist Genny Jam used to be in Pleasure, the first-ever all-woman go-go band in the late '80s, while keyboard player "Sweet Cherie" Mitchell, who plays with Chic, has also played with EU and Chuck Brown.

According to Soldierette, co-host and associate producer of local cable television music show "It's About Time": "That they're all women is a selling point, but they're all excellent. And the musicianship is the attraction, not that they are all pretty. And they have a very strong vocalist in Miriamm." Miriamm Wright, who also doubles as the latest Peaches to the eternal Herb fame, recently recorded a live album at Blues Alley, a tribute to the great Minnie Riperton...

--Richard Harrington
Lend Them Your Ears
The Washington Post

Monday, March 21, 2005

j. scales with soul in motion

J. Scales (front) with her drumming brothers of Soul in Motion.

Feel the spirit of Soul in Motion, where the traditional dance and rhythms of Africa and the African diaspora come alive.

See J. Scales play traditional African drums at
Soul in Motion's next performance

Monday, March 14, 2005

LadyRhythm with j. scales

Lady Rhythm is: (clockwise from center) Sweet Cherie (keyboards and vocals), Steph Jones (keyboards), Jessica Jay (vocals), DeeJay (drums), Miriamm Wright (vocals) and J. Scales (bass). The band also features GennyJam on guitar.

"That they're all women is a selling point, but they're all excellent. And the musicianship is the attraction, not [simply the fact] that they are all pretty."

--Soldierette, co-host, "It's About Time," as quoted in
The Washington Post

Catch LadyRhythm EVERY Thursday, at
Martini's Restaurant & Lounge

See LadyRhythm's next show!

j. scales and the spoken word

photo courtesy of Mothertongue
J. Scales performs at the Black Cat at the April 2003 gathering of Mothertongue.

As a member of the Washington, DC, Mothertongue community,
J. Scales is often a featured performer at the poetry collective's monthly readings, as shown in this report in the Houston Voice. Click here for more on Mothertongue.

The second inauguration of the 43rd president of the United States did not escape notice in J.'s body of work, performing as she did at the acclaimed Inaugurate This event at the Black Cat, a Washington, DC, nightclub.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

who is j. scales?

J.Scales is a poet, yes...and so much more. She
also plays bass, percussion, and various other
instruments, sings, and produces her own music.
Sometimes she even collaborates with other artists to
help them bring their own ideas to fruition.
J.Scales has performed in a variety of venues, from
the Lilith Fair (Merriweather Post Pavillion), to the
Nuyorican Cafe, to the Kennedy Center's Millenium
Stage, to the House of Blues in New Orleans.

Recently, he has been producing music for various
modern dance projects, including Women at Work (now
INSPIRIT Dance), Elizabeth Johnson of the Liz Lehrman
Dance Exchange, and has also performed live (bass,
vocals) with Gesel Mason, of Mason/Rhynes Productions,
in "No Less Black".

J.Scales would like to use music and poetry, to
explore such topics as sexuality, race, and
self-definition. She is also interested in using her
gifts in the area of the healing arts.