On fire. With a role in Denzel Washington's upcoming The Great Debaters, she's headlining at The Apollo in October, hitting up festivals across the country and across the pond including a stop at oh this is exhausting. Lists are here for a reason. See below. It's a tight resume, and it proves hip hop artists who sample and 20-something soul divas who pillage are just as quick to borrow Sharon Jones and her Dap-Kings as they are Wilson Pickett or Gladys Knight:
· Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings' music has been sampled by Jurasic[sic] 5, Gostface[sic] Killah, Kanye West and Rhymefest.· Sold over 50,000 full length records and 20,000 vinyl 45's.
· Sharon Jones has been part of the cast touring with Lou Reed in Australia, Europe, and the US as part of the live production of “Berlin”
· The Dap-Kings recorded half of the music on Amy Winehouse's album Back to Black. Including the hit singles “Rehab”and “I'm No Good”, and played as her backing band for her first ever US tour, including performances on David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
· After being featured on Verve Records' “Baby Loves Jazz” album, Sharon had her own “Ella the Elephant” children's book and CD published by Penguin Books.
· Mark Ronson worked closely with the Dap-Kings at Daptone Studios recording his new album “Versions” as well as other re mix[sic] projects including Lilly Allen's hit single “Smile”.
· Rufus Wainwright and They Might Be Giants featured Sharon on their recent recordings.
· Robbie Williams hired the Dap-Kings horns to play on his album “Rudebox”.
02 ASPEN CO THE BELLY UP
03 TELLURIDE CO TELLURIDE JAZZ FESTIVAL
04 DENVER CO THE GOTHIC THEATRE
06 NEW YORK NY APOLLO THEATER
09 BOSTON MA MIDDLE EAST
11 MONTREAL QUEBEC LA TULIPE
13 TORONTO ONTARIO LEE'S PALACE
14 DETROIT MI MAGIC STICK
15 CHICAGO IL PARK WEST
16 MINNEAPOLIS MN FIRST AVENUE
17 MILWAUKEE WI TURNER HALL
20 CLEVELAND OH BEACHLAND BALLROOM
01 SAN DIEGO CA BELLY UP TAVERN
04 LOS ANGELES CA TBA
05 SAN FRANCISCO CA BIMBO'S 365 CLUB
07 PORTLAND OR DOUG FIR LOUNGE
08 SEATTLE WA NEUMO'S
09 VANCOUVER BRITISH COLUMBIA COMMODORE BALLROOM
10 BELLINGHAM WA THE NIGHTLIGHT